Sierra Leone axes plan to build Chinese-funded airport

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Sierra Leone's government has terminated a $400-million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labour and loans, according to a letter written last week by the country's minister of transport and aviation, reviewed by Reuters. The plan – one of many Chinese infrastructure projects that have proliferated across Africa in the last two decades – had repeatedly been criticised by international financial institutions for the additional burden it would place on Sierra Leone's external debt.

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