Sierra Leone hopes for economic bounce post-Ebola

February 24, 2015 4:18 PM

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Sierra Leone hopes for economic bounce post-Ebola

LONDON (Reuters) - Sierra Leone could see growth rebound to double digits over the next 3-5 years as it emerges from the Ebola crisis and plans to tap its diaspora to raise funds for development, its foreign minister said.

The west African country's economy was ravaged by the recent year-long outbreak of the Ebola virus that killed more than 9,000 people across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Its key mining and agricultural sectors were decimated and local trade and international transport ground to a halt.

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