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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 7.39 mn.
GDP: $3.73 bn.
Debt: $1.47 bn.

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Census suspicions

President Ernest Bai Koroma has called off the national housing and population census planned for April after criticism that members of his All Peoples' Congress (APC) were over-re...


The politics of Ebola

The government’s handling of the epidemic is increasingly compared unfavourably with Guinea and Liberia

In its last report on Ebola, the United Nations World Health Organisation offered Sierra Leone some good news. The incidence of infection appeared to be decreasing, the WHO said, w...


Freetown under fire on Ebola

The government’s handling of the epidemic comes in for criticism as cases rise in the Eastern Province

On 12 December, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued an edict banning all Christmas celebrations, especially the street festivals and masquerades for which Freetown is famous. On 25 ...


Koroma sacks top aide

President Ernest Bai Koroma sacked his chief of staff Richard Konteh for alleged corruption over mining and timber deals on 9 June. The dismissal casts a cloud over his presidency ...


Only you

President Ernest Bai Koroma’s loyalists in the governing All People’s Congress are again clamouring for him to stand for a third term. That would require a change to th...


China Kingho targets multiple projects

The privately-owned mining company is expanding its business activities to include mining, railway and electricity projects

China’s Kingho Energy has clinched an agreement with the Ministry of Energy for the construction of one thermal and three hydroelectric power plants in Sierra Leone. Minister...


Changing the constitution

After two seats controversially changed hands, the governing All People’s Congress (APC) is just one seat short of a two-thirds majority in Parliament. That’s the vote ...


Koroma’s legacy

The President’s biggest promise was to renew the country’s infrastructure but criticism of his record is growing, especially on roads and power

Nothing that President Ernest Bai Koroma has promised since coming to power in 2007 has excited as much hope as his pledges to improve the parlous state of the roads and energy sup...


Two divided houses

The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party is still struggling to find its feet in spite of a series of political and economic slips by the governing All People’s Congr...


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