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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 6.21 mn.
GDP: $5.41 bn.
Debt: $1.40 bn.

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Stalemate over Koidu diamonds as economy sinks

After inconclusive talks in London, the government is at odds with the mine- owners and their bankers as it tries to keep the operation alive

Britain's Standard Chartered Bank is caught in the middle of an increasingly bitter feud between the Sierra Leone government and the heavily-indebted Octéa Limited, owner of...

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Chinese inherit law suit

While villagers sue a major mine over human rights abuses, all the country’s iron ore mines remain out of action

Bankrupt iron-ore mining company African Minerals Limited is being sued for millions of dollars by 142 Sierra Leonean villagers in the High Court in London claiming human rights ab...


Unclear for take-off

President Ernest Bai Koroma's government informed the International Monetary Fund it had abandoned his flagship project, the Mamamah international airport, during its team visit in...


Koidu's future in the balance

The country's biggest diamond mine could close as its indebted owner struggles with the government to keep its licence

A ten-strong team led by Mines Minister Minkailu Mansaray is in London for crisis talks set for 16 November, on the future of the Koidu diamond mine, which is currently owned by Oc...


Court rescues Koroma

Five months after being asked to rule on the President’s summary sacking of his Vice-President, judges have dismayed many by endorsing it

In a decision mourned in Freetown's legal and political circles alike, the Supreme Court has ruled that President Ernest Bai Koroma did indeed have the power to sack his deputy, Vi...


The discord lingers on

The constitutional crisis over the vice-presidency drags on while an unwelcome spotlight falls on the President’s affairs

A full explanation of why Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana was summarily removed from office in March has just emerged. President Ernest Bai Koroma feared he was building support f...


'Lack of focus' on Ebola

New cases of Ebola are still turning up in Port Loko and Kambia districts, over a month after the World Health Organisation declared neighbouring Liberia Ebola-free. A lack of gove...


The Ebola bonanza

Freetown's redoubtable Auditor General, Lara Taylor-Pearce, has struck again, publishing a damning report on the misuse of public funds between May, when the Ebola epidemic broke o...


Census suspicions

President Ernest Bai Koroma has called off the national housing and population census planned for April after criticism that members of his All Peoples' Congress (APC) were over-re...


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