Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s 2018 poll takes shape

Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls in 2018 to elect a new president. Incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma is not eligible to stand after serving two consecutive terms. Koroma came to power in 2007 under the aegis of the All People’s Congress (APC), he won a second term in November[…]

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Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone begins lockdown

Sierra Leone began a three-day, countrywide lockdown on Friday, after the West African nation reported 55 new Ebola cases last week. Sierra Leone’s six million people will have to stay at home until Sunday, while health workers go from door to door to collect information on new Ebola infections and[…]

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Sierra Leone quarantines over one million

Sierra Leone has ordered the indefinite quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms – a move that will affect more than one million people. President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a national televised address on Wednesday, announced that the northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were[…]

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