Freetown - Sierra Leone's president is rescheduling his trip
to the United States.
No official reason was given on Monday after President
Ernest Bai Koroma did not join other government officials in leaving the
country and he did not report to work.
His absence prompted rumours about his health to swirl
online, and a government spokesperson declined to address them.
Koroma is scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly in New
York later this month and to meet with members of Sierra Leone's diaspora
community in the US.
The 59-year-old president was easily re-elected to a second
term last November.
Earlier this month, though, authorities arrested six army
soldiers and accused them of attempting a mutiny.