President Julius Maada Bio questions whether military takeovers in the region pose a threat to his country.
Last year, hundreds of people in Sierra Leone took to the streets, frustrated by rising inflation and economic woes. The protests turned violent and resulted in deaths.
Since then, President Julius Maada Bio has been re-elected, but there have been accusations of widespread irregularities in the June vote.
A former coup leader in the 1990s, Bio’s first civilian term was recognized for defending education and women’s rights. But after recent coups in the region, does Sierra Leone face a similar risk?
Julius Maada Bio, the president of Sierra Leone, speaks to Al Jazeera.