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Sierra Leone

Ernest Bai Koroma

Date of Birth: 02/10/1953
Place of Birth: Makeni, Bombali District


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A bridging loan too far

The World Bank and IMF criticised ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma's humbler plans for a new airport at Mamamah, on the Freetown side of the bay (AC Vol 59 No 5, Flights of fancy)...


Man in a hurry

1% claimed in President Ernest Bai Koroma's October 2017 pre-election budget to 3...


A bridge too far

After trashing ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma's plan to build a new US$300 million airport as a 'sham', President Julius Maada Bio has pledged another Chinese-financed project set to cost over four times as much...


Corruption inquiry takes off

President Julius Maada Bio's cabinet on 6 July approved a wide-ranging probe focusing on 'unexplained wealth' allegedly accumulated by former President Ernest Bai Koroma and his officials...


Koroma accused of grand corruption

President Julius Maada Bio is to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into massive state plunder and fraud during Ernest Bai Koroma's two terms of office after receiving an explosive report from his 12-member transition team, our sources in Freetown say...

' The report also mentions 'cases of violence in parts of the country, the vandalisation of the Presidential Lodge at Hill Station presumably by the staff of former President Ernest Bai Koroma, and the frantic looting of government vehicles by outgoing officials...

AC research shows that in 2007, the year that Ernest Bai Koroma became President, $24 mn...

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Narrow win constrains Bio

Bio further halted duty waivers for companies and individuals, 'except those covered under the Vienna Convention' – an IMF condition that his predecessor Ernest Bai Koroma had agreed but failed to implement...


Deep sea intrigue

In Sierra Leone, AP has been eager to drum up interest in two oil exploration licences which it was granted extensions to by President Ernest Bai Koroma's outgoing administration in December...


Flights of fancy

President Ernest Bai Koroma officially launched the Mamamah international airport project and associated 'airport city' for Freetown on 2 March, just in time to boost the prospects of the ruling All Peoples Congress in the 7 March national elections...


'Usual suspects' face challenge

The economy is stagnant, inflation stands at 20%, and financial support from Western donors and multilateral institutions is on pause because President Ernest Bai Koroma's government will not grasp the nettle of far-reaching economic reforms, even though it has formally agreed to them...

Last May, President Ernest Bai Koroma presided over the laying of the foundation for a seven-storey building for the ruling APC, of which he is life chairman...


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