Sierra Leone economy to grow by 4.3 percent in 2016-IMF

March 29, 2016 8:19 PM

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DAKAR, March 29 Sierra Leone's economy is expected to grow by 4.3 percent this year because of a pick-up in mining and other sectors following the end of the Ebola epidemic, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

The world's worst recorded Ebola epidemic has battered Sierra Leone's economy, which the IMF said contracted by 21 percent last year. Ebola has killed some 11,300 people in Sierra Leone and its neighbours Guinea and Liberia since late 2013.

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