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IMF approves disbursement of $21.13 million to Sierra Leone amid coronavirus economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the disbursement of $21.13 million to Sierra Leone amid coronavirus economic crisis. "This disbursement underscores the Fund’s ongoing commitment to help the country tackle any potential...

Sierra Leone schools reopen for pregnant girls, teen moms

The Sierra Leone government’s decision to allow girls who are pregnant or have a child to attend school is an important step to improve education for girls in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. On March...

BREAKING: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone announced on Monday that the 2010 government decision preventing pregnant girls from attending school and sitting exams has been overturned with immediate effect. The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, who...

20,000 girls join President Julius Bio to welcome teenage advocate Zuriel Oduwole to Sierra Leone after marathon trip from Los Angeles

Sierra Leone, once the pride of freed slaves rescued by the British Colony, and a thriving hub of advanced education in the early 20th century, fell victim of many catastrophic downturns in the last 20 years...

ECOWAS court rejects policy barring pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools in Sierra Leone

The Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice on Thursday rejected a ban imposed by Sierra Leone’s government preventing pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools. The Court, located in the...

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Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter...

Nigeria Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513 billion external borrowing request

The Nigerian Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

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