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October 11, 2018 1:50 AM Mamamah airport: Sierra Leone cancels China-funded project

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma signed the loan agreement with China before he lost elections in March. At the time, the World Bank and the IMF warned that the project would impose a heavy debt burden. The decision comes amid concern 18

October 15, 2017 6:54 PM Introducing the next president of Sierra Leone

After a long and somewhat protracted battle to select the flagbearer of the ruling party for the coming Presidential elections, the APC party of President Ernest Bai Koroma has chosen a seasoned administrator and one time World Bank Executive who has served in various capacities under several administrations as its next leader. Dr. Samura Kamara, who until 69

August 31, 2017 6:50 PM NGOs warn credibility of Sierra Leone elections at risk

Irregularities in voter registration efforts in Sierra Leone, coupled with growing fears of intimidation of opposition groups, threaten to damage the credibility of national elections set for early next year, several NGOs have warned. Officials have begun voter registration drives ahead of the March 2018 vote, when President Ernest Bai Koroma is barred 24

August 18, 2017 1:40 PM Death toll now above 400 after mudslides, UN says

Freetown - More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. The UN humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West African nation's capital, Freetown, on Monday morning. Large-scale burials 12

March 25, 2017 5:55 AM Sierra Leone pastor discovers one of the largest diamonds ever found

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone. The 39-year-old pastor obtained his first mining licence in 2012 when the paltry income he received from the Deeper Life Church in Kono, the country's key mining district, was stretched too thin for his growing 33

January 25, 2017 3:07 PM Why tiny Gambia's political transition holds outsized meaning for many Africans

progress watch I always like it when a few words convey a lot – in this case, #LessonsfromGambia. From where? The oft-overlooked country – and its neighbors – just sent a loud message to African leaders who hang on too long, and to citizens eager for change. – Amelia Newcomb, International News Editor January 25, 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa—No sooner 2

January 7, 2017 6:54 PM FULL TEXT OF INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SWEARING IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GHANA ARMED FORCES. The Ghanaian people give thanks to Almighty God for the blessings, favour and grace He continues to bestow on them. Exactly a month ago, that is 7th December last year, 2016, we, the people 8

December 22, 2016 5:13 AM Buhari @ 74: Echoes of a day in Africa’s leadership renaissance, by Uche John Madu

When news of President Muhammedu Buhari’s three decades, a score and a half birthday assailed me a few days ago, I was caught off guard. As a Nigerian and now her president, Buhari has stolen a special space in my heart, occupying it permanently. What else, Buhari is still the upright, straightforward, hardworking, stern, disciplined and incorruptible 60 10

August 18, 2016 7:10 PM Sierra Leone President to open Harare Agric Show

The Sierra Leone President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma is expected to officially open this year's Harare Agricultural Show which will roar into life on Monday next week. The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) says this year's Harare Agricultural Show has attracted a lot of attention with exhibition space having to be extended to accommodate the overwhelming 2

June 29, 2016 3:36 PM Sierra Leone leader visits Mugabe

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma arrived in Zimbabwe this afternoon on an official visit. Koroma will meet his counterpart President Mugabe at State House this evening. Dr Koroma said he is in Zimbabwe to see areas of bilateral agreements and to consult on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms. Welcoming his Sierra Leone counterpart 2