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Malawi Becomes Member of the African Finance Corporation

The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.

MEPs To Observe Elections in Sierra Leone

Following an invitation from the Government of Sierra Leone, the European Union (EU) has decided to deploy an Election Observation Mission for the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections scheduled for 7 March 2018.

IATA Launches Single African Air Transport Market Push

As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.

Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone Receives $3M Line of Credit from AfDB

Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone (UTB) has received a new line of credit of US $3M from the African Development Bank. The funds are intended to finance projects and enterprises in targeted sectors such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing and services, with particular emphasis on women-owned businesses.

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

Zambia Urged to Stay With The International Criminal Court

A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.

Emerging-Market Funder IFC Holds Sierra Leone Event on Women's Inclusion

Washington, D.C. based IFC, part of the World Bank Group, held an event to mark International Women's Day, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It held training to encourage companies it invests in to bring on women in senior management and boardroom positions, as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country's economy.

Onlime SL One of First Telecoms to Leverage Sierra Leone's Expanded VoIP Laws

Recent legislation by the Government of Sierra Leone to open up the telecom sector to more competition now allows the use of VoIP for both national as well as international phone communications. Onlime SL, a subsidiary of UK-based Onlime (at www.onlime.com), has moved in fast on the opportunity, and just announced the launch of its all-new and exciting VoIP service for the first time in Sierra Leone.

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