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Senegal and First Step: Infrastructure to Support Critical Agricultural Supply Chains
Market Watch – The Wall Street Journal (03/29/2013)

Africa Next: An enterprising hand up not a hand out
The Globe and Mail (09/25/2012)

Trade Minister Signs $180M Agreement with FIRST STEP, for a Steel Manufacturing & Semi Captive Power Plant in Sierra Leone
This is Sierra Leone (08/30/2012)

Tony Blair Visits FIRST STEP
Sierra Leone Now (06/25/2011)

Cultivating Prosperity in Sierra Leone
The Guardian (06/29/2011)

Sierra Leone Looks To Farmers To Help Spur Economic Growth
Forbes – The Africa Chronicles Blog (05/13/2011)

West Africa Rising: Leaders tout Sierra Leone’s first value-added factory since the war
The Christian Science Monitor (05/10/2011)

Huge sense of anticipation in Sierra Leone as President Koroma ignites hope in the country’s future
Cocorioko News (05/10/2011)

Africa: Koroma Launches Africa Felix Juice Factory
All Africa (05/09/2011)

New Mango, Pineapple Juice Factory Opens in Sierra Leone
West Africa Democracy Radio (05/09/2011)

In Sierra Leone, President Koroma Commissions Juice Factory
Awareness Times (05/09/2011)

Production starts on first value-added export since war
Awoko Newspapers (05/06/2011)

Sierra Leone launches trade hopes with mango juice
Reuters Africa (05/06/2011)

US opens $5mn special economic zone in Sierra Leone
Agence France Presse (05/05/2011)

Sierra Leone: Special Economic Zone Starts Operations Today
All Africa (05/05/2011)