Sierra Leone: President Appeals for Help Over Debt Burden

Freetown — Sierra Leone’s new President Julius Maada Bio has appealed for international help to bail his country out of an economic crisis.

He blames the crisis on a huge debt incurred by his predecessor Ernest Bai Koroma and an underperforming economy.

President Bio told an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Freetown that he inherited a country with the worst economic state since independence in 1961, a situation, he said, had been worsened by agreements signed by his…


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