Chronology of Events

revised on 4 April 2014

Sierra Leone

12 December 2007

The Peacebulding Commission adopted a cooperation framework for Sierra Leone to guide the work of the Commission and the government of Sierra Leone over the next three years (PBC/2/SLE/1).

15 November 2007

Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress Party was sworn in as President of Sierra Leone.

8 November 2007

The Sierra Leone government submitted a letter to the Council requesting a one-year extension of the mandate of UNIOSIL.

9 October 2007

The Special Court for Sierra Leone sentenced two former leaders of the pro-government militia, Civil Defense Forces, to terms of six and eight years respectively, for war crimes committed during the country’s civil war.

17 September 2007

The National Electoral Commission announced the results of the presidential election in which Ernest Bai Koromo of the All People’s Congress Party won the run-off over Solomon Berewa of the Sierra Leone People’s Party.

27-28 August 2007

Police were obliged to declare a curfew after dispersing more than a thousand demonstrators from rival political groups in the eastern mining town of Bono. President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah threatened to impose a state of emergency across the country if the violence escalated.