Alpha Kanu biography

Alpha Kanu

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Who is Alpha Kanu?

Alhaji Alpha Sahid Bakar Kanu is a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Sierra Leone minister of Presidential and Public Affairs. He is also the official spokesman of the All People's Congress political party, a position he has held even before the APC came to power. In January 2012, Kanu was chosen by Sierra Leone president Ernest Bai Koroma to serve as Minister of Information and Communication in Koroma's new second term cabinet.

Kanu is a close personal friend of president Ernest Bai Koroma; he is also one of the closest and most trusted political advisors to president Koroma. Kanu is often seen together with president Ernest Bai Koroma in public.

Kanu had served as Sierra Leone Minister of Mines and Natural Resources from February 27, 2009, before he was moved again to Sierra Leone minister of Presidential and Public Affairs in a Cabinet reshuffled on December 3, 2010 by president Koroma. Kanu was ason an elected member of Sierra Leone House of Parliament representing Port Loko District from 2002 until 2007.

Kanu is a mining engineer by profession. He graduated with a Master of Philosophy in geophysics from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.


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  • Islam
  • Temne people
  • Fourah Bay College
  • University of Nottingham
Lived in
  • Freetown

on July 23, 2013

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