In Summary
  • The changes on Monday came less than a week after a major shakeup in the top security echelon.

FREETOWN

Sierra Leone’s Foreign minister Samura Kamara has relinquished the docket to concentrate on pursuing the presidency.

Mr Kamara was last month named the flagbearer of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party in next year’s election.

MOTIVE

His replacement was among the numerous changes in the Cabinet made by President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday, just about three months before a presidential election.

The changes have left many asking questions about the president's motive.

Mr Kamara was replaced by former Central Bank Governor Kaifala Marah, according to a presidential statement.

Mr Marah was among about a dozen candidates who contested the APC’s presidential ticket. He had to resign as the bank boss in line with constitutional provisions.

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