6 things you need to know about Sierra Leone’s new president

Julius Maada Bio is Sierra Leone's new president --- Reuters

Former opposition leader Julius Maada Bio is Sierra Leone’s new president after garnering 51.81 percent votes in last month’s election. This is his second attempt at the presidency as a civilian years after he ruled the country briefly as the head of the military junta. He beat the All People’s Congress (APC) Samura Kamara, who got 48.19 percent of the votes.

Bio takes over from President Ernest Bai Koroma, who served two terms in an office that was riddled by an economic crisis, an Ebola epidemic in 2014 and last year’s mudslide that killed 500 people.

Bio has promised to revive the economy, deal with corruption and the country’s poor education system. But what more do we know about the former soldier?

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: April 5, 2018


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