June 2021

Sierra Leone risks legal default on incomplete renovation of diplomatic mission

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has not responded to a lawsuit brought against the country’s diplomatic mission in New York. The United States District Court in New York dispatched four summons between 19 May 2021 and 17 June 2021 to the …

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Hidden COVID Funds: Sierra Leone officials illegally hold over Le18.1 billion of revenues in a private bank

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Sierra Leone’s Finance Ministry and officials in charge of the country’s COVID-19 response program have been holding billions of Leones (millions of US dollars) in public revenues received from COVID response services in a private bank account in direct violation of the country’s public finance …

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