Sierra Leone to vote for new leader after years of economic crisis | Africanews
2 weeks ago, 02:18
Sierra Leone will vote on Wednesday for a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma in an election dominated by an economic crisis caused by a collapse in iron ore prices and an Ebola epidemic. Sixteen candidates are vying for the top job and four are seen as having a realistic chance of following Koroma, who has served his maximum two terms. A civil war in the 1990s, fueled by conflict diamonds and fought in part by child soldiers, killed tens of thousands of people and wrecked the West African ...
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