Tag: Samura Kamara

Violence erupts after inauguration of Sierra Leone’s president

Less than 24 hours after opposition Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as President of Sierra Leone, some of his supporters have engaged in violent activities.

The violence erupted in the eastern Sierra Leonean district of Kenema, after the installation of Bio as the country’s fifth president.

Sierra Leoneans troop to the polls today to elect president

Sierra Leoneans are trooping to the polling stations again today to decide who should succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a rescheduled run off election.

The two candidates are Julius Maada Bio, a former military head of state, and a former foreign affairs minister Samura Kamara, the torchbearer for the ruling party.

Maada Bio who leads the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) won the first round vote held on March 7.