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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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

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Sam stays on the ticket

As the official election campaign gets under way, the President decides to keep his beleaguered deputy on the ticket

President Ernest Bai Koroma has decided to keep his Vice-President, Samuel Sam-Sumana, on the governing All People’s Congress ticket in the 17 November general elections. Koroma sp...


Election tax axed

A major electoral controversy came to an end in mid-September when President Ernest Bai Koroma reversed the decision of the National Electoral Commission Chairwoman, Christiana Tho...


Profits derailed

Frank Timis’s Tonkolili iron-ore project has problems running its trains on time – and even on the line, Africa Confidential has learned. In early September, his firm, African Mine...


The case against Sam-Sumana

Claims of illegal foreign political donations could force president Ernest Koroma to drop his running mate in November's elections

United States businessmen are accusing Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana of diverting commercial investments worth hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaign funds for the All...


Vice-President in loan row

An American businessman has accused the Vice-President of not repaying a loan but President Koroma remains untouched, so far

Freetown's pre-election politics have been so fractious that diplomats, including United Nations representatives in the country, fear that it would take a miracle for the country t...


Faultlines in the foundations

As Western governments cut aid to Africa, private foundations run by politicians and business people take on an increasingly politicised role

Private foundations such as those run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and financier George Soros can marshal funds in Africa to rival the aid budgets of agencies such as the United...


Warning to future Taylors

Most people implicated in the warlord president’s crimes have escaped justice but his sentence will still deter others

Trial Chamber II of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone on 30 May sentenced Charles Ghankay Taylor to 50 years in prison for his central role in the vicious wa...


Champagne for the candidates

Both Koroma and Bio try to shrug off accusations of chicanery and greed as they prepare for an epic presidential struggle

When the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) chose Julius Maada Bio to compete against President Ernest Bai Koroma last year, the pro-government media reckoned the November 2012 pol...


Return of the RUF

As Sierra Leone absorbs the guilty verdict on Liberian former President Charles Ghankay Taylor for ‘aiding and abetting’ Revolutionary United Front rebels, the Revolutionary United...


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