Two women panning for gold

Two women pan for gold in a river. Artisanal gold mining is a significant source of income for many Sierra Leoneans living near areas with rich gold deposits. Through 2017, AfDB will be helping Sierra Leone manage revenues from mineral resources more efficiently. Photo by: Felicity Thompson / AfDB

 

Sierra Leone has come a long way since its 11-year civil war ended in 2002. The country has held three successful democratic elections since, and the peace and security situation has improved significantly. Freetown has likewise been instrumental to U.N. peacekeeping efforts, providing police and military personnel in conflict-affected countries.

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In her role as editor for business insight, Aimee creates and manages multimedia content and cutting-edge analysis for executives in international development. As the manager of Development Insider, Devex's flagship publication for executive members, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest news, trends and policies that influence the business of development.


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