Monday, November 26, 2012

US Congratulates Sierra Leone President on Winning Second Term

The White House and the State Department have congratulated Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma on his reelection. Read more.

Sierra Leone is an African success story, a model of stability and democracy, following a horrific civil war. The international investment turnaround in Sierra Leone is truly remarkable; and, although the country has a long way to go towards alleviating crushing poverty and providing adequate health care for its people, the trend is clearly positive and worthy of serious support and attention.

Something you probably did not know about Sierra Leone: It is leading an important, regional, renewable energy initiative, encouraging appropriately sized and situated solar and biopower projects in order to produce desperately needed electricity for mining companies, universities, towns and villages. Thanks in large measure to President Koroma, Sierra Leone is an emerging star in the struggle to end energy poverty--a key global issue.