Pulling into the main Sierra Leone Port in Freetown a cargo ship with the name China Shipping. It's March 2013 and goods are arriving on mass. We know where is came from, there is no doubt that the owner wants us to know who they are and they have no secrets. What is in the hold of this massive ship from China? How many of these ships have arrived in the West African country this past year?
Today seven of the ten fastest growing economies today lie in Africa. In the region of West Africa, Ghana is on course to be the world's eighth fastest-growing economy between 2011 and 2015, while Nigeria (with expected growth of 7 per cent this year) is set to become one of the world's largest by the end of this decade.