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Vol 53 No 17

Published 24th August 2012

Sierra Leone

The case against Sam-Sumana

Claims of illegal foreign political donations could force president Ernest Koroma to drop his running mate in November's elections

United States businessmen are accusing Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana of diverting commercial investments worth hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaign funds for the All People’s Congress (APC) in the 2007 elections. If the businessmen are proved right, Vice-President Sam-Sumana’s conduct would be a clear breach of Sierra Leone’s electoral law, which explicitly bans foreign political donations.

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