Sierra Leone

African Development Bank approves $53 million multi-country grant for COVID-19 response in Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Friday approved a UA 38.15 million ($53.25 million) multi-country grant to The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the form of direct budget support to bolster efforts to...

Sierra Leone requests COVID-19 financial assistance from IMF

Sierra Leone has requested a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to COVID-19 pandemic and its economic ramifications."The COVID-19 pandemic is severely impacting the Sierra Leonean economy, threatening to...

IMF approves disbursement of $143 million to Sierra Leone to respond to COVID‑19

· The COVID‑19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on Sierra Leone’s economy, jeopardizing hard-won gains since the Ebola health crisis.· The IMF approved the disbursement of US$143 million under the Rapid Credit...

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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