Archive for the ‘Sierre Leone’ Category

Sierre Leone’s $150M Digital Hub Strategy

Via Semafor, a report on Sierre Leone’s digital hub investment strategy: Sierra Leone is seeking to raise up to $150 million to roll out a far reaching digital innovation strategy led by a new Tech City hub. The plan incorporates job creation, training, entrepreneurship, and efforts to attract investment. Technology minister Salima Bah, who is […]

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Idris Elba ‘Dreams Big’ with Sierra Leone Eco-City Plan for Sherbro Island

Via BBC, a report on Idris Elba’s eco-city plan for Sherbro Island in Sierre Leone: Hollywood actor Idris Elba has a “big dream” for Sierra Leone, the West African nation where his father was born – to regenerate a beautiful island off its coast and turn it into an eco-friendly “smart city”. “Originally we went […]

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Acumen, Climate Fund Have $250 Million Solar Plan for Africa’s Poorest Nations

Via Bloomberg, an article on the Hardest-To-Reach Initiative: Hardest-to-Reach Initiative focuses on 16 African nations Countries targeted include Congo, Somalia and Sierra Leone The world’s biggest climate fund is backing Acumen, a US-based company that promotes universal energy access, in establishing a $250 million facility to bring electricity from off-grid solar projects to 72 million […]

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Building Investment Pathways in the World’s Most Neglected Markets

Courtesy of ImpactAlpha, a look at the challenge of mobilizing capital for some of the world’s most neglected markets in Africa: “Mobilize” may be the word of the year for emerging markets investments. Africa alone needs an additional $100 billion annually for infrastructure development to meet climate and sustainable development goals. Some markets grapple with […]

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Can Africa’s First Heat Officer Make Freetown Livable?

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting article on Freetown’s efforts to combat the city’s rising temperatures: Before Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown exploded into a sprawling metropolis — eating up wooded hills and encroaching on the Atlantic — Eugenia Kargbo loved it for the pristine beaches and lush forests that once enveloped the […]

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Nets, Buoys, Salt, Ice. For West African Fishermen, ‘Everything’ Is Going Up.

Courtesy of the New York Times, a report on the impact of inflation on Sierre Leone’s fishermen: Fishermen in Sierra Leone need large amounts of ice to store their catch on multiday journeys. Like many commodities, it has become pricey. His red soccer jersey and shorts soaked in salty water, Edison Fofana loaded his boat […]

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