Sierra Leone education to be boosted by new US$66m multi-donor trust fund

SIERRA LEONE – Efforts to achieve universal access to education in Sierra Leone have been boosted by the recent launch of a education project and the signing of a new US$66 million multi-donor education trust fund. The education project was recently launched by Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and at an event officiated by the country’s His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio.  H.E President Dr Julius Maada Bio also signed a US$ 66 Million 5-year Multi-Donor Trust Fund which is being financed by a number…

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Commonwealth trade to hit $700bn in 2020 despite rise in protectionist tendencies among states.

GLOBAL – The commonwealth has revealed that Trade among member countries is projected to hit the US$700 billion mark in 2020 despite a rise in protectionist tendencies. In a press statement, the UK secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Truss said: “The 53 member states in the Commonwealth boast a combined population of over 2.4 billion people and intra-Commonwealth trade is projected to reach $700 billion by next year.” This trade is expected to be buoyed by rapid growth of population and per capita income, particularly in developing country…

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