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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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Iron constitutions required

A Chinese-British consortium exploiting massive iron ore reserves at Tonkolili prompts opposition from villagers and anti-corruption campaigners

One of the wealthiest and most controversial businessmen in Britain, Vasile Frank Timis, has brought over $300 million of Chinese finance to Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district to e...


Anti-corruption chief quits

The resignation on 7 May of Abdul Tejan-Cole as Commissioner and Chief Prosecutor of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) signals a growing malaise in the government of ...


Kabba on trial

The energetic Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Abdul Tejan-Cole, is scoring some success, with the suspension of the third minister in President Ernest Bai Koroma’s gove...


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...


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