Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 6.1 mn.
GDP: 4.5 bn.
Debt: 1.0 bn.
Overview:

The opposition claims that Ernest Bai Koroma intends to remain President beyond 2017, the official end of his term. Investment in the mining sector has slowed, while corruption, youth unemployment and the lack of infrastructure present major challenges for the All People's Congress government. 

 

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  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Honour among presidents

Richard Konteh, the State House Chief of Staff supposedly fired for corruption, is claiming that he was in fact the fall guy for President Ernest Bai Koroma’s inadvertent angering of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan . Koroma summarily sacked Kon...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Koroma sacks top aide

President Ernest Bai Koroma sacked his chief of staff Richard Konteh for alleged corruption over mining and timber deals on 9 June. The dismissal casts a cloud over his presidency but may also embarrass Tony Blair. The ex-British premier's African Governa...

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Only you

President Ernest Bai Koroma’s loyalists in the governing All People’s Congress are again clamouring for him to stand for a third term. That would require a change to the Constitution (AC Vol 54 No 16). A campaign based on the slogan 'After U n...

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Changing the constitution

After two seats controversially changed hands, the governing All People’s Congress (APC) is just one seat short of a two-thirds majority in Parliament. That’s the vote needed, if backed by a referendum, to change the constitution. Constituenci...

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Koroma’s legacy

The President’s biggest promise was to renew the country’s infrastructure but criticism of his record is growing, especially on roads and power

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Two divided houses

The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party is still struggling to find its feet in spite of a series of political and economic slips by the governing All People’s Congress, which is suffering internal stress of its own. The SLPP leader, Julius...

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Angry Koroma lashes out at the press

Amidst growing intolerance of dissent, police threw two journalists into prison after the President took offence at a newspaper article

  • Vol 54 No 18
  •  6th September 2013

Bah reveals official links

Breaking his silence, Ibrahim Bah denies he has blood on his hands and claims to have set up many ventures and worked closely with ministers

  • Vol 54 No 17
  •  23rd August 2013

Koroma helps warlord escape trial

The President's secret deportation of an ex-warlord and ally of Charles Taylor blatantly snubs the United States government and human rights campaigners

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

Shadowy third-term plan for Koroma

The constitution restricts presidents to two five-year terms. Confident of their political dominance, top officials in the All People’s Congress are scheming to abolish the term limits. President Koroma's denials are perfunctory and unconvincing

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