ARTICLES RELATING TO ERNEST BAI KOROMA

Sierra Leone opposition considers impeaching president

2015-03-22 17:16

Sierra Leone's opposition party is considering impeachment proceedings against the president and says it will refuse all co-operation with the government after the vice president was sacked.

Sierra Leone's fired VP to challenge removal in court

2015-03-19 18:42

Sierra Leone’s fired president says his removal by the president is unconstitutional, and he will challenge it in the country’s supreme court.

I'm not in danger, says embattled Sierra Leone VP

2015-03-17 15:22

Sierra Leone's vice-president has appeared in public for the first time since his residence was stormed by soldiers, insisting that he is not in danger and suggesting that he has not been in hiding.

Sierra Leone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits 'turning point'

2015-02-19 07:44

Sierra Leone has launched a door-to-door search for "hidden" Ebola patients as the head of the UN announced the world is at a "critical turning point" in the crisis.

UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain

2015-01-16 09:23

At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the UN’s Ebola chief says.

Sierra Leone president cancels 3-day business shutdown

2014-11-28 18:53

Sierra Leone's president has overruled a municipal decision to shut down businesses in the capital for three days, a measure aimed at curbing the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Ebola worse than terrorism - Sierra Leone leader

2014-09-26 09:36

The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma says the deadly Ebola virus is "worse than terrorism", as President Barack Obama urged the world to do more to tackle the disease.

Ebola - Sierra Leone's very essence in danger

2014-08-04 20:48

Sierra Leone's president has appealed to the people of the Ebola-hit west African country to fight together against the deadly epidemic.

S Leone leader sacks chief of staff over timber deals

2014-06-10 10:08

Sierra Leone’s president has sacked his chief of staff, accusing him of lack of transparency in a mining deal and involvement in the illegal export of timber from the country, a statement says.

Stop imposing gay rights on Africa – S Leone

2014-03-03 08:47

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has reportedly taken a swipe at the West for "imposing" gay rights on Africa, adding laws on homosexuality should be the decision of individual countries.

 

Sierra Leone replaces sacked VP

2015-03-20 08:37

Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed and sworn in a new vice president, the presidency says, a day after the sacked deputy vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Sierra Leone's president fires VP

2015-03-18 11:10

Sierra Leone’s president has fired his vice president, who was kicked out of their political party earlier this month on accusations of fomenting and trying to form a new party.

African leaders urge 'Marshall Plan' for Ebola recovery

2015-03-03 22:25

The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola have called for more aid to eradicate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

2015-01-23 14:30

Sierra Leone has lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic is retreating.

Sierra Leone launches fresh house searches for Ebola

2014-12-17 11:38

Sierra Leone will start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and impose internal travel restrictions as part of a new push to combat the epidemic, President Ernest Bai Koroma says.

Sierra Leone talk show host released from jail

2014-11-15 11:16

A journalist held in Sierra Leone since 3 November after a guest on his radio show criticised President Ernest Bai Koroma's handling of the Ebola outbreak, has been released from jail.

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone quarantines 1.2 million

2014-09-25 10:43

Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms, affecting 1.2 million people, the largest lockdown in west Africa in the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

2014-07-29 11:12

Sierra Leone's president has visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone

2014-03-27 11:06

The UN Security Council has lavished rare praise on Sierra Leone, a country once known for "blood diamonds" and rebels chopping limbs off innocent civilians.

Sierra Leone president reschedules US trip

2013-09-17 10:18

Sierra Leone’s president is rescheduling his trip to the US but no official reason has been given, as rumours about his health begin to swirl online.

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