This petition, was published by Amadou Mahtar Ba on Aug 30, 2014. Petition Background (Preamble): As the Ebola Virus disease keeps spreading, many governments have started adopting strict measures to avoid contagion. Those measures very often included air and sea restrictions and border closures with countries where the virus has been identified. This situation creates a […]
Stop the Ebola Domino Now!!!
The Ebola hit countries, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, with support from external partners are engrossed with the urgent and complex issues relating to adequacy of the resources, preventing infection and saving lives. Sadly the coverage of the Outbreak by the international media has inadvertently produced the perception and mischaracterization of the region as a […]
Ebola – The Complex Crisis
Global Health Emergency for the world but a Complex Humanitarian Crisis for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The world continues to consider the crises in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea a Global Health Emergency when all the signs are apparent that the current Ebola outbreak is already a complex Humanitarian Crisis of unparalleled proportions. The […]
Round Table on Managing Natural Resources
Just got back from a presentation to the Round Table on Managing Natural Resources organized by the Belgian Mission to the UN in New York for some Missions and selected UN officials. My message: (a) preaching to Governments in fragile states to implement good NRM policies is not good enough, we must empower the people […]
The Athens of West Africa
The new and dynamic Ag Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone, Prof Ekundayo Thompson and his team, recently launched an initiative to mobilize resources for revitalizing the University. In my statement to the Workshop, I called for a Renaissance, inspired by the legacy of Athens of West Africa, to get the […]
Do Local Content Policies capture increased value from the mining industry?
Is the current Local Content Policy (LCP) the answer for our iron ore industry? The idea of increasing local content for extractives and other natural resource products exported from a developing country has its roots in the 1960s and 70s when developing countries were mainly integrated into global markets through the exports of raw materials […]