Sierra Leone president replaces sacked deputy with ex-ambassador

March 19, 2015 10:00 PM

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma swore in his new deputy on Thursday though the ousted vice president has pledged to challenge his removal in court.

Victor Bockarie Foh, the new vice president, was previously Sierra Leone’s ambassador to China. His appointment comes a day after Samuel Sam-Sumana was sacked after he sought asylum at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown.

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