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Living with Sierra Leone’s mine closures

Three years ago, Sierra Leone was one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.

The country’s iron ore exports were booming and at one point the economy was growing by 20% a year.

But then came the slump in commodity prices and the outbreak of Ebola and as a result, two of the country’s largest mines closed and the economy shrank.

From Sierra Leone, the BBC’s Marie Keyworth has more for Africa Business Report.

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July 31st, 2016

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