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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 7.56 mn.
GDP: $3.77 bn.
Debt: $1.73 bn.

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President Koroma pledges 'We no go tire'

The country wants investment and, with a little help from his friend Tony Blair, President Koroma embarks upon a fund-raising mission in Britain

In the run-up to a fund-raising conference in London on 18 November, President Ernest Bai Koroma was pushing legal and business reforms, and making an example of corrupt officials....


From cowboys to corporates

For years, cowboy outfits have churned through Sierra Leone's red dirt for diamonds and gold, but now the government is getting serious about extractive industries. Listed companie...


More power for Freetown

Security has improved but political reforms and economic growth are moving too slowly to win much support for President Bai Koroma's government

Two years into his presidency, Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress (APC) can claim some successes. The Bumbuna hydroelectric dam will soon supply the capital, Freetown, ...


A renewed army, an old-style police

Britain has spent millions helping to create Sierra Leone's security apparatus from scratch. The army and police protected the elections in 2007 and triumphed over smugglers in Jul...


A family business

Oppositionists lambast Ernest Bai Koroma's government for favouring the north-west region in its appointments, specifically the President's own Limba people and their Temne and Kri...


Ernest's election

After seeing off his rivals in the APC, President Koroma has to find some employment for the restless youth

Against a background of heightening inter-party violence, President Ernest Bai Koroma has been re-elected leader of the governing All People's Congress at the party's national conf...


Paying off grudges

Riots and old resentments bring fighting back to Freetown

The worst political violence to hit Sierra Leone since the 2007 election left dozens wounded this week, when supporters of the governing All People’s Congress and the opposition Si...


See you in the court

Some kind of justice has been done but the Special Court has not set a good precedent for international justice

The Special Court for Sierra Leone completed its last trial on 25 February, convicting the three most senior leaders of the reviled Revolutionary United Front (RUF) of a series of ...


Shake-up in Freetown

President Ernest Bai Koroma has finally shaken up his government, before a vote to determine if he will continue to lead the All People's Congress (APC). In all, nine of 20 posts w...


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