Sierra Leone vice president says requested asylum at US embassy

March 14, 2015 11:12 PM

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DAKAR: Sierra Leone’s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana said on Saturday he had requested asylum at the US embassy in Freetown after soldiers surrounded his home following his expulsion from the ruling party this month.

Sam-Sumana was expelled from President Ernest Bai Koroma’s All People’s Congress (APC) party after an investigation accused him of creating his own rival political movement, leaving doubt over whether he could continue as vice president. “I have fled my house and am with my wife in a place I cannot ...

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