ARTICLES RELATING TO ERNEST KOROMA

Sierra Leone, China sign $8bn deal

2013-07-06 10:29

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma has signed deals for a new international airport, a railway and raft of other huge construction projects totalling $8bn during a recent visit to China.

Jonathan congratulates Koroma on re-election

2012-11-24 22:35

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma on his re-election for another five-year term.

Sierra Leone run-off election likely

2012-10-23 20:43

The US ambassador to Sierra Leone says a run-off election was likely as the west African country's two main parties both have strong support ahead of the 17 November presidential poll.

Sierra Leone - tighter controls on mining

2012-02-02 21:37

Delegates to a Sierra Leone development conference have urged the government of the mineral-rich nation to strengthen controls on foreign investment.

Sierra Leone golden jubilee celebrated

2011-04-18 22:34

Sierra Leone's capital is draped in the green, white and blue colours of the national flag as it begins a week of celebrations over 50 years of independence.

African envoys start talks with Gbagbo

2011-01-03 18:41

Four African leaders have begun talks with Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo in a new bid to have him cede power to the internationally recognised winner of a presidential vote.

Koroma orders ministers to cut trips

2010-09-22 15:27

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma has warned ministers and civil servants to curtail overseas trips as the expense is hampering the west Africa nation’s development.

Koroma: Keep Western aid flowing

2010-08-16 21:20

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma has urged international finance bodies to ensure aid to Africa is not affected by the economic crises facing Western development partners.

Free health care to cut deaths

2010-02-15 17:03

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma is to give free health care to pregnant women and children under five to reduce high mortality rates, public radio has reported.

 

Sierra Leone ruling party wins again

2012-11-27 20:57

Sierra Leone's ruling All People's Congress has won a majority 67 of 112 seats in the country's parliament, official results from the National Electoral Commission show.

Sierra Leone's Koroma re-elected president

2012-11-23 21:16

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma has been re-elected after sweeping presidential polls with 58.7% of the vote, with his rival Julius Maada Bio garnering 37.4%, the electoral body says.

Sierra Leone must explain assault weapons

2012-03-22 22:36

A top UN envoy has called on the impoverished Sierra Leone government to explain why it has imported several million dollars worth of assault weapons for a police paramilitary wing.

Cops quell Sierra Leone by-election riot

2012-01-16 22:34

Police used live bullets and tear gas to quell rioting between followers of Sierra Leone's ruling party and opposition where several people suffered stab wounds, police and witnesses say.

Sierra Leone cops 85.6% corrupt

2011-04-01 08:59

Sierra Leone police head the west African country's corruption league, with up to 85.6% of them bent, but other officials are not far behind.

Sierra Leone Cabinet reshuffled

2010-12-04 19:35

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma has reshuffled his Cabinet, sacking his justice and trade ministers, and replacing his minister of foreign affairs.

Koroma praises S Leone healthcare

2010-09-18 07:25

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma has said that greater access to healthcare is one of his government’s greatest successes after three years in power.

S Leone free healthcare success

2010-05-03 16:32

After Sierra Leone launched a free healthcare programme for mothers and infants, demand for the service has increased tenfold.

Ferry disaster victims mourned

2009-09-14 22:01

Drivers honked their car horns and church bells rang out as Sierra Leone marked a day of mourning for the victims of last week's ferry disaster.

 
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