Sierra Leone scraps controversial Chinese airport deal

China's President Xi Jinping (left) and Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio (right) review the Chinese People's Liberation Army honour guard during the welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 30, 2018. PHOTO | ROMAN PILIPEY | POOL | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The proposed Mamamah International Airport, named after its host community, was being constructed by the China Railway Seventh Group, with funding from China Exim Bank.

Sierra Leone’s new government has finally announced the cancellation of a controversial Chinese airport project sanctioned by its predecessor.

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