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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 8.42m
GDP: $4.56bn
Debt: 68.7% of GDP (2024)

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Sankoh signs up

Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front has been badly damaged, with 'spontaneous demobilisations' in the east. So it was expected to sign the draft Peace Agreement in Abidjan on...

Rebel revival

President Kabbah's shaky democracy lacks cash and the will to settle the war

With no friends and no money, President Tejan Kabbah's government is in deep trouble after less than nine months in office. The rebels of Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary Unit...

Less funds for guns

As the security situation appears to worsen, a row has blown up over government payments to South African-owned Executive Outcomes. A leaked letter from the International Monetary ...

Not in charge, yet 

Kabba's government must patch up a peace if it wants to stop the military's return 

Three months after their electoral victory, President Ahmad Tejan Kabba and his Sierra Leone People's Party still do not look as if they are in charge. Partly, this reflects the pr...

Edging and hedging

President Ahmad Tejan Kabba is edging towards some form of agreement with Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front following their talks at Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire on 22-23 A...

Falling out parade

Civilians eagerly voted the military out but they ignore the soldiers at their peril

Demanding elections and calling the military's bluff in the middle of a civil war was always going to be a high risk strategy. Yet it may have worked, at least in the short term. S...

Diamonds, dollars and democracy

Sensing the war is dying down, Lebanese diamond traders are swiftly moving back into centres such as Kono in the east. They are keen to regain control of buying operations before a...

Big sister's olive branch

Brigadier Maada Bio wants a family reconciliation to help end the rebel war

Freetown may be stumbling into a peace deal of sorts with the rebels it has been fighting for the last four years. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio and his friends who seized power on 16...

Improbable poll

Prospects that the elections will be held, as scheduled, on 26 February are diminishing. The major parties contesting the poll remain in confusion, much of the logistical work is i...

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