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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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

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Peace and the looming crisis

The government in Freetown has to tackle growing financial pressures as it struggles to create jobs and to improve health and education services.

Time is running out for the small group of reform-minded ministers around President Koroma, if they are not to lose the battle against the criminal and corrupt elements. The growth...


Rich resources, little investment

Sierra Leone's rumour mill is dependably strong and outrageous, but the case of African Minerals is impressive even without its wrapping of gossip. The Chairman of the company, lis...


Slow turnaround

Slow progress on the economy and against corruption is rubbing the sheen off last year's free elections

On election, President Ernest Bai Koroma gave himself three years to turn Sierra Leone around, but the first year has been unimpressive, and the smart performance of President Elle...


Bring in the money

The President's trip to London produced some useful aid and gave him a chance to encourage investors

Links to the former colonial power serve Sierra Leone well. On a trip this week to meet British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Prince of Wales, the new President of one of the...


With a little help from his friends

Election fever is over and President Koroma must start to deliver

With new promises of debt relief, road-building deals, new power stations and Chinese credit, President Ernest Bai Koroma's government has been buoyed by overseas support since his...


The new man picks his team

President Koroma wants to run the country as a business, but its managers are mostly politicians

Sierra Leone's promised turnaround is beginning to take shape. Incoming President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress (APC) has appointed 20 ministers to his new cabinet...


A clean sweep, maybe

A peaceful transfer of power bodes well for serious reform and fresh aid for a broken country

Sierra Leone joined an African elite on Monday when its opposition party was voted into power. Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress (APC) becomes President, with 54.6% of...


A turn for the worse

Praised for their peaceful and credible conduct at first, the elections turned violent when rivals clashed a week before the presidential runoff on 8 September.


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