February 2021

Sierra Leone: Chief Minister’s Office Expenditure Shows over Le10 Billion in Irregular Cash Withdrawals

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman In our first report on the Office of the Chief Minister of Sierra Leone published on February 14, 2021, we showed how the Office of the Chief Minister spent over Le34.2 billion Leones (more than US$3.4 million) in less than three years without following the …

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Sierra Leone: President’s Policy Adviser Spreads Lies Against Africanist Press

We have been informed that one Patrick K. Muana, a senior policy  adviser to the President of Sierra Leone and director of strategic communication, and a few other Bio administration employees are now claiming that Mark Feldman of the Africanist Press has not been working with Africanist Press for over a year now. This is …

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Sierra Leone: Chief Minister’s Office spent over Le34 billion on media consultancies and travel per diem in less than three years

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Financial records obtained by the Africanist Press show how the Office of the Chief Minister of Sierra Leone spent over Le34.2 billion Leones (more than US$3.4 million) in less than three years despite the fact that President Maada Bio was elected into office under the …

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Trading Gender Violence: First Lady uses President’s Influence for Personal Financial Gain

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman In two previous reports published on January 18 and 25 2021, we showed how the wife of the president of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Jabbe Bio, received nearly Le30 billion Leones (almost US$3 million) of government funds in less than three years after the inauguration …

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