Sierra Leone president reschedules US trip

2013-09-17 10:18

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Freetown - Sierra Leone's president is rescheduling his trip to the United States.

No official reason was given on Monday after President Ernest Bai Koroma did not join other government officials in leaving the country and he did not report to work.

His absence prompted rumours about his health to swirl online, and a government spokesperson declined to address them.

Koroma is scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly in New York later this month and to meet with members of Sierra Leone's diaspora community in the US.

The 59-year-old president was easily re-elected to a second term last November.

Earlier this month, though, authorities arrested six army soldiers and accused them of attempting a mutiny.

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