The Heat: Sierra Leone’s new president and Cameroon’s election

The Heat

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio at the United Nations

Sierra Leone’s new president, Julius Maada Bio, recently traveled to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Maada Bio has made big promises including free education and tackling corruption.

In an interview with CGTN’s Jessica Stone, the Sierra Leone president discussed a range of issues, including his country’s relationship with China.

Cameroon’s electoral commission is calling for patience while it tallies the votes from Sunday’s presidential election.  President Paul Biya is seeking his seventh term. Official results aren’t expected for another couple of weeks, but already opposition candidates are claiming victory. 

To discuss all of this:

  • Adeola Fayehun is a Pan-African journalist.
  • Julius Amin is a professor of History and Alumni Chair of Humanities at the University of Dayton.

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