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Vol 59 No 3

Published 9th February 2018


Sierra Leone

IMF stops funds over 'election' budget

The government is spending IMF money on trying to win the election, not on agreed measures for economic recovery. The Fund has suspended payments

A confidential despatch by United States diplomats in Freetown has laid bare the cause of strained relations between President Ernest Bai Koroma's government and the International Monetary Fund; the cable also voices what Sierra Leone's international partners really think about its prospects for economic reform.

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