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IMF bailout for Sierra Leone as economic costs of Ebola mounts

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2014 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday, that the economic cost of the Ebola crisis to Sierra Leone for the next two years, could run into hundreds of millions of dollars. The IMF report estimates that for 2014, the total impact of the [Read More]

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Is China’s Ebola pact with Sierra Leone at odds with the British Ebola Action Plan?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2014 On the 23rd September, the British government published what it calls an ‘international call for assistance to combat ebola from the governments of Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom’. But a day before that publication, the government of Sierra Leone had also signed [Read More]

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British – Sierra Leone Ebola Joint Action Plan

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2014 Last week’s UN General Assembly Session in New York, presented perhaps one last great opportunity, for the international community to get a grip on the Ebola crisis, that is now poised to destroying the social and economic fabric of West Africa, if not [Read More]

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World Bank to double Ebola funding to $400 Million

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2014 The cost of fighting the deadly Ebola in West Africa could exceed $1 billion, which the three countries in the sub-region whose economies are being savaged by the disease, can ill afford. Average annual GDP growth for the next three consecutive years at [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF – $130 Million revenue support for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2014 “Large-scale and well-coordinated assistance by the international community is urgently needed to support the national authorities’ efforts to contain the devastating impact of the disease,” said Christine Lagarde of the IMF yesterday, adding weight to calls for the presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone [Read More]

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President Koroma’s shopping list to the UN

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2014 Yesterday president Koroma addressed the special session of the UN General Assembly on Ebola – live from the offices of the World Bank in Freetown. He called on the international community to do more to help save lives in Sierra Leone. He fell [Read More]


President Koroma announces new Ebola lockdown

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2014 The people of Sierra Leone have tonight been informed by the president that, following the continuing exponential rise in the number of people contracting the Ebola virus, further measures will now be taken to isolate large swathes of communities across the country. “Port [Read More]


Ebola and conflict in West Africa

International Crisis Group – Brussels The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2014 The Ebola health crisis threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa. (Photo: Ebola protesters outside hospital in Freetown). The hardest-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse. Adding [Read More]