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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 8.42m
GDP: $4.042bn
Debt: 78.1% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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The Pademba putsch

The main beneficiaries of the failed coup against President Julius Maada-Bio's government in the early hours of 26 November seem to be the 1,890 inmates sprung from the Pademba pri...


Post-elections sanctions mark setback to US ties

President Bio blindsided as Washington imposes visa restrictions over concerns about result that gave him second term

The decision by the United States' State Department to impose sanctions against those it believes were responsible for rigging and intimidation in June's disputed elections, which ...


Bio wanted more brio

As Julius Maada Bio reshapes his government in the wake of the disputed results of the 24 June election giving him a second term, his new team is dealing with the fall-out: both th...

Formidable first lady flexes her muscles

Her critics in the ruling party accuse Fatima Bio of plotting to push out Vice-President Jalloh. That could cost votes in next year's elections

To some, First Lady Fatima Bio is a strong, astute politician in her own right, but to others a bully who may have overstepped her bounds in the party and State House and has her e...

Bashing the book-keeper

Julius Maada Bio is risking his reputation for probity by suspending the respected Auditor-General, Lara Taylor-Pearce

The charges of impunity, favouritism, corruption and subverting the constitution that President Julius Maada Bio now faces uncomfortably resemble those he flung at his predecessor,...

War crimes trial divides justice-seekers

A warlord granted immunity for giving key evidence against ex-President Charles Taylor is himself in the dock facing similar charges

Echoes of the horrific civil wars of Sierra Leone and Liberia on the cusp of the 21st century still sound through the world, even as far as the Finnish city of Tampere, two hours' ...

Koroma probe risks backlash

The government hopes a strong stand on corruption will win votes, but the opposition is set on making the cost of prosecutions unacceptably high

In what government supporters see as a watershed moment and critics say is a precursor to civil unrest, formal corruption investigations have opened against former President Ernest...

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