With 92 journalists, Nigeria has second biggest media delegation at World Bank – IMF Spring Meetings 2019 Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021


Out of 984 journalists who registered for the 2019 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., 300 of them are based in the United States while 92 are from Nigeria, according to official data disclosed on Friday.

With 9.3 percent of journalists attending the Meetings coming from Nigeria, only behind the U.S with 30.5 percent, Africa’s most populous country comes ahead all other nations except the U.S.

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Nigeria comes ahead of Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, the Republic of Korea and all other developed or emerging countries.

The closest African country after Nigeria is Egypt with 11 journalists followed by Ghana and Angola with five journalists each.

Most other African countries, including Cameroon, Sudan, Gabon and Ethiopia have one journalist each.

See full official list of registered journalists

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Total984100.0%
United States30030.5%
Nigeria929.3%
Japan798.0%
Germany777.8%
United Kingdom636.4%
China464.7%
Republic of Korea303.0%
Italy252.5%
France232.3%
Bangladesh222.2%
Spain171.7%
Russian Federation151.5%
Turkey131.3%
United Arab Emirates131.3%
Brazil121.2%
Egypt111.1%
Canada101.0%
India90.9%
Greece70.7%
The Netherlands70.7%
Hong Kong S.A.R.60.6%
Angola50.5%
Argentina50.5%
Colombia50.5%
Ghana50.5%
Nepal50.5%
Switzerland50.5%
Austria40.4%
Mexico40.4%
Belgium30.3%
Haiti30.3%
Ireland30.3%
Lebanon30.3%
Morocco30.3%
Portugal30.3%
Sierra Leone30.3%
Sweden30.3%
Vietnam30.3%
Algeria20.2%
Azerbaijan20.2%
Indonesia20.2%
Iraq20.2%
Jordan20.2%
Latvia20.2%
South Africa20.2%
Ukraine20.2%
Afghanistan10.1%
American Samoa10.1%
Australia10.1%
Barbados10.1%
Bosnia and Herzegovina10.1%
Cameroon10.1%
Chad10.1%
Côte d’Ivoire10.1%
Croatia10.1%
Democratic Republic of the Congo10.1%
Ecuador10.1%
Ethiopia10.1%
Fiji10.1%
Gabon10.1%
Georgia10.1%
Kuwait10.1%
Moldova10.1%
Mongolia10.1%
Poland10.1%
Saudi Arabia10.1%
Sri Lanka10.1%
Sudan10.1%
The Gambia10.1%
Tunisia10.1%
Uzbekistan10.1%
Zimbabwe10.1%
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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