May 2021

Zimbabwe detains NY Times freelancer Jeffrey Moyo

Zimbabwean authorities should immediately release New York Times freelancer Jeffrey Moyo and drop baseless charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Moyo, who also freelances for Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper and Norway’s Bistandsaktuelt, was arrested on May 26 in the capital, Harare, and charged with violating Section 36 of the Immigration Act for alleged misrepresentations to immigration officials …

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Sierra Leone: Diplomatic Mission Fails to Complete Renovation Despite Transfers of Over US$3 million

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Details of an ongoing court proceeding in New York against Sierra Leone’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations are likely to reveal how senior government officials in Freetown have been using the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and its diplomatic missions to transfer millions of dollars …

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Sierra Leone: President and First Lady Withdrew Over US$2 Million in 2018 for Private Use

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman In the month of April 2021, we reported how the Sierra Leone president and other senior government officials have been using local and international travel to move foreign currencies amounting to billions of Leones (millions of US$) out of Sierra Leone to foreign destinations under …

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