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People of Sierra Leone

Societal tolerance




The world preaches it. Sierra Leone lives it

Sep 27, 2017

Government | Africa | Sierra Leone



African Diplomacy

Building a Regional Consensus


President Ernest Bai Koroma attends the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

Sierra Leone sets out a foreign policy based on regional coalition-building for greater collective results in initiatives for poverty elimination, renewable... Sep 26, 2017

Government | Africa | Sierra Leone


Infrastructure development in Sierra Leone

Transport and energy projects unveiled


President Koroma launching works of the 103-kilometre Bandajuma-Gendema Highway project last May

The construction of new infrastructure is one of the pillars of the Agenda for Prosperity

Sep 21, 2017

Infrastructure | Africa | Sierra Leone


Industrialization in Rwanda

Rwanda shifts its focus to manufacturing


The C&H Garment factory in the Kigali Special Economic Zone (Photo: UNIDO)

While Rwanda has long focused on agriculture and services, it is now looking to develop manufacturing, in a bid to lower its dependence on imports,... Sep 19, 2017

Industry & Trade | Africa | Rwanda



Sierra Leone’s Journey

Resilience Meets Growth


Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone

With a recent history of both challenges and major economic expansion, Sierra Leone works to build state policies at home and regional consensus abroad... Sep 18, 2017

Government | Africa | Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone Mudslide Disaster

Sierra Leone calls for urgent help to support recovery phase after devastating mudslide


Three days of heavy rain caused the collapse of a hillside overlooking the Regent area of Freetown on August 14

More than two weeks on, with the initial emergency response shifting to the early recovery phase, the government is urgently appealing for support to... Aug 30, 2017

Government | Africa | Sierra Leone


ICT Côte d’Ivoire

Bridging the digital divide




With its political house now in order, the Ivorian government seeks to harness the potential of ICT for development, setting out a genuine digital strategy... Aug 30, 2017

Telecoms & ICT | Africa | Ivory Coast



Extractive Industries Côte d’Ivoire

Foreign investments in mining, oil and gas to drive future growth




Amara Mining will invest around $430 million to build one of the continent’s largest gold mines at Yaoure, while Exxon Mobil returns to the country... Aug 03, 2017

Energy | Africa | Ivory Coast


Farming in Rwanda

“Remarkable” results in agriculture, says World Bank


Left: Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Right: Sina GErard, Founder and CEO, Urwibutso Enterprise

After having attained food security in 2010, Rwanda has seen its food exports surge and poverty has been greatly reduced thanks to the advancements... Jul 18, 2017

Infrastructure | Africa | Rwanda


Tranforming Cote D’Ivoire

Beyond basics: Côte d’Ivoire’s new drive for trade and industry


Bernard Asso Abouo, CEO, La Loyale Group

A major African industrial and trading hub for many centuries, Côte d’Ivoire now seeks to upgrade its trade routes and move up the value... Jul 13, 2017

Industry & Trade | Africa | Ivory Coast



Energy in Ghana

Tackling the ‘dumsor’ crisis


Ghana wants to lower its dependence on the Akosombo Dam on the Volta River, which contributes around 60 percent of the country’s energy supply (Credit: ZSM)

President Nana Akufo-Addo came to power in January with a number of important economic challenges to address – amongst them is Ghana’s power... Jun 29, 2017

Energy | Africa | Ghana


Banking in Ghana

Brighter times ahead for Ghana’s banks




The rapid deceleration of economic growth in Ghana in 2015 and 2016, mainly the result of the plunge in prices of gold, cocoa and oil, had a major impact... Jun 28, 2017

Finance | Africa | Ghana


GIPC strives to make Ghana the most business-friendly economy in Africa

Mr. R. Yofi Grant
CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion... Sep 04, 2017


Building for a lifetime, lasting through generations

Mr Ibrahim Bah
Managing Director of Regimanuel Gray Limited

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ibrahim Bah, Managing Director of Regimanuel Gray... Aug 10, 2017


The legacy of Ernest Bai Koroma

Ernest Bai Koroma
President of Sierra Leone

Ernest Bai Koroma became President of Sierra Leone 2007 in the country’s first peaceful... Aug 10, 2017


Diversifying and expanding geographically

Mr Alwan Hitti
Chairman of Hitti Group

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Alwan Hitti, Chairman of Hitti Group, discusses the... Aug 09, 2017


‘We see crisis as solid roots to success’

Mr Ghassan Yared
CEO of Forewin Group

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghassan Yared, CEO of Forewin Group, discusses the... Aug 08, 2017


Passionate about Africa

Mr. Alhassan Andani
Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic... Aug 07, 2017


Committed to Ghana’s growth

Mr. Henry Oroh
Managing Director of Zenith Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Henry Oroh, Managing Director of Zenith Bank... Aug 04, 2017


Heavily investing in digitalisation

Mr. John Awuah
CEO of Universal Merchant Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. John Awuah, CEO of Universal Merchant Bank, discusses... Aug 02, 2017


Building a bank that can compete with the best in the world

Mr Anselm Ray Sowah
Managing Director of GCB Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, Managing Director of GCB Bank,... Aug 01, 2017


The foremost bank supporting SMEs

Mrs. Abiola Bawuah
Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abiola Bawuah, Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank... Aug 01, 2017


Great hope and potential for Ghana’s future

H.E. Jon Benjamin
Former UK High Commissioner to Ghana

In this interview with Upper Reach, Jon Benjamin, former UK High Commissioner to Ghana,... Jul 07, 2017


Boosting trade between UK and Ghana

Tony Burkson
CEO of the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Tony Burkson, CEO of the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce... Jul 03, 2017


‘Moving from up-front tax to back-room tax’

Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti
Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General of the Ghana... Jun 28, 2017


Moving from hydro to a hybrid power generation system

Mr. Fred Oware
CEO of BUI Power Authority (BPA)

In this interview with Upper Reach, Fred Oware, CEO of Bui Power Authority, discusses the... Jun 24, 2017


Securing access to power

Hon. Boakye Agyarko
Minister of Energy

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Boakye Agyarko, Ghana´s Minister of Energy,... Jun 23, 2017


‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana’

Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Catherine Abelema Afeku, Ghana´s... Jun 23, 2017


Accelerating growth through a vibrant telecom sector

Hon. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful
Minister for Communications

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula... Jun 22, 2017


‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Minister for Food and Agriculture

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Ghana’s Minister of... Jun 22, 2017


Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Bernard Asso Abouo
Managing Director of La Loyale Group

Bernard Asso Abouo, Managing Director of La Loyale Group in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses... Feb 23, 2017


‘GEpetrol's mandate is to be involved in the economic fabric of the country’

Antonio Oburu Ondo
General Manager of GEpetrol

GEpetrol was established as the National Oil Company of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea... Feb 21, 2017


‘Bank on our integrity’

John D. Okrafo-Smart
Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank

John D. Okrafo-Smart, Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, speaks to The Worldfolio... Feb 13, 2017



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