President of Sierra Leone

By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Dec 18th, 2012
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The alarming rate of teenage pregnancy, especially among school girls, has become a cause for serious concern among well-meaning citizens of Sierra Leone including His Excellency the president, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. President Koroma in his recent address to his second parliament described teenage pr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Documents
Nov 28th, 2012
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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made the following statement today: “Following the announcement by the National Election Commission (NEC) of the results of the presidential elections held on 17 November 2012, I wish to congrat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Nov 28th, 2012
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press release President Jacob G Zuma congratulates President Ernst Bai Koroma on his re-election and swearing-in putting him at the helm of his country’s affairs. Noting the statement that was issued by the African Union Election Observer Mission on 19 November 2012, President Zuma and the peop...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 23rd, 2012
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Sierra Leone’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has won re-election with 58.7 percent of the vote, ahead of his top rival Julius Maada Bio on 37.4 percent, the West African state’s electoral body announced on Friday. Koroma has overseen an investment boom that could turn the country, still s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 19th, 2012
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The election in Sierra Leone is over and by all indication the ruling APC will form the majority in parliament as well. With few votes left to be counted, Ernest Koroma is heading for almost 65 percent of the total votes cast. According to radio stations and Daily Mail reporters in Sierra Leone, Pres...
By benim
In News
Oct 7th, 2011
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Freetown – Sierra Leone’s two opposition political parties say they’re boycotting the opening of parliament. Both parties say they won’t take part in Friday’s session unless the ruling party investigates reports of political violence going back two years. Sierra Leone is...
By benim
In News
Sep 19th, 2011
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Freetown – An official says that Sierra Leone’s top opposition presidential candidate has returned home after receiving medical treatment in Ghana. Julius Maada Bio’s condition suddenly deteriorated after he sustained a head injury ahead of a rally two weeks ago. Bio’s support...
By benim
In News
Aug 1st, 2011
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party on Monday named former coup leader Brigadier-General Julius Maada Bio, who handed power back to civilians in 1996, as its candidate for next year’s presidential vote. Bio, 47, will lead the ticket of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) against...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Nov 6th, 2010
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Sierra Leone, in West Africa, emerged from a decade of civil war in 2002, with the help of Britain, the former colonial power, and a large United Nations peacekeeping mission. More than 17,000 foreign troops disarmed tens of thousands of rebels and militia fighters. Several years on, the country stil...