Politics & Law

You’ve got to do better – MCC tells Maada Bioa amid shocking democratic and human rights lapses

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2023: The United States Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation yesterday refused to grant-aid $450 million of funding to the Bio-led government of Sierra Leone, in response to the deteriorating democratic space and serious human rights abuses in the country. “…the Board reselected Sierra Leone as eligible to continue [Read More]

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Lifting the veil: Unravelling the unceremonious departure on leave of the Chief Justice

Basita  Michael: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2023: A shadow descended over Sierra Leone’s justice system on December 7th, 2023, with the revelation that Chief Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards (Photo above) had “taken leave.” This announcement, delivered through a letter disseminated on social media from the Secretary to the President, [Read More]

Politics & Law

Soldiers killed in action on 26 November laid to rest in Freetown as alleged coup leader is arrested

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2023: President Julius Maada Bio today joined mourners, family members, well-wishers and Sierra Leoneans at the inter-faith funeral service of 18 security personnel killed during what has been described by the government as “a failed attempted coup in Freetown” on 26 November, 2023. The President [Read More]