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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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

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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 ...


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...


Angry Koroma lashes out at the press

Amidst growing intolerance of dissent, police threw two journalists into prison after the President took offence at a newspaper article

The biggest media crackdown since the civil war ended in 2002 is underway in Sierra Leone. Two editors of the Independent Observer newspaper, Jonathan Leigh and Bai Bai Sesay, face...


Bah reveals official links

Breaking his silence, Ibrahim Bah denies he has blood on his hands and claims to have set up many ventures and worked closely with ministers

In an attempt to clear his name, former warlord Ibrahim Bah has been talking to Africa Confidential by telephone from a secret location. He has contradicted the government’s ...


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