Economy & Business

World Bank appoints its new Vice President for Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2012: The World Bank today announced the appointment of Makhtar Diop, a Senegalese national, as its new Vice President for Africa. He succeeds Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili who will return to Nigeria in early May after serving as the region’s Vice President since 2007. Diop, the [Read More]

Economy & Business

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Reflecting on the first ten years

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 January 2012: The New Partnership for Africa’s development (NEPAD) is an African Union (AU) initiative established at a conference in Lusaka, Zambia in 2001, where African leaders affirmed a common vision and shared conviction, “to eradicate poverty and to place their countries, both individually and collectively, [Read More]

Economy & Business

China steps up its investment in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2011: When president Koroma announced early this year that 2011 is the year of project implementation for his government, many questioned what the government had been doing since it came to power in 2007. But looking at the plethora of infrastructure projects, especially road rehabilitation [Read More]