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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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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...

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...

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