September 2021

Sierra Leone: Finance officials expand payroll to reward political appointees widening gross pay disparities in the civil service

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman New payroll documents and official correspondences of the government of Sierra Leone obtained by the Africanist Press reveal shocking evidence of how the Maada Bio administration has expanded the payroll to reward leading members and key supporters of the governing Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). …

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Sierra Leone: Foreign Affairs officials and diplomats misspent funds from China meant for its Mission in New York

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Details of the financial transactions from the banking records of the foreign affairs ministry for fiscal year 2018, during the first months of the Bio Administration, show that foreign affairs officials in Freetown withdrew all of the funds transferred by the Chinese government into the …

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Sierra Leone: Petroleum Directorate spent over Le727 million without following procurement requirements

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Financial records of the government of Sierra Leone examined by the Africanist Press shows that the Sierra Leone Petroleum Directorate, the agency responsible for regulating the country’s petroleum resources, paid for alleged services worth over Le727 million (over US$84,352) in 2019 alone without following the …

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