“The World Bank and IMF Are Necessary Evil”Julius Maada Bio,President,Sierra Leone

Marching towards the dais for a town hall meeting with his fellow Sierra Leonians in Brussels, President Julius Maada Bio’s military gait is unmistakeable. It is a legacy of his days as a brigadier general and coup-maker with attitude. He is one of that all-too-small band of military leaders – such as Mali’s Amadou Toumani Touré and Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo – who have organised elections and handed power to a civilian successor. That was 22 years ago.

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