AFRICA: IMF plan offers $170 million in debt relief for ebola-impacted West Africa

from Jubilee USA Washington DC - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is providing $330 million of financing to aid Ebola-impacted countries. The plan includes $170 million of debt relief and grant-like aid for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The new plan also expands a debt relief facility previously used to cancel debt after Haiti's 2010 earthquake. The … Continue reading AFRICA: IMF plan offers $170 million in debt relief for ebola-impacted West Africa

REFLECTION: A Christmas gift for suffering South Sudan

by Tony Magliano The world’s newest nation is in big trouble. After more than 20 years of civil war between the southern and northern areas of Sudan, the southern part of that country on July 9, 2011, became the independent nation of the Republic of South Sudan. But the situation on the ground soon looked … Continue reading REFLECTION: A Christmas gift for suffering South Sudan