May 2022

Sierra Leone: Politicians fixed higher wages for senior army commanders, widening pay disparities in the Sierra Leone military

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman    Payroll documents from Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Defense reveal how officials in the Ministry of Finance developed higher monthly wages for senior commanders of the Sierra Leone military while other officers and the soldiers under their command continue to earn some of the lowest …

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Sierra Leone: President’s Office takes steps to stop publication of Africanist Press articles critical of Bio’s regime

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman  Leaked correspondence from Sierra Leone’s Office of National Security (ONS) show that the Office of the President is planning “necessary steps” to prevent Africanist Press from publishing investigative reports detailing corruption in the Maada Bio administration. For over two years, Africanist Press has published exclusive …

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Sierra Leone: Leaked documents show evidence of presidential security shake-up following publication of salary disparities among public sector workers

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Leaked documents and correspondence from the Office of the President of Sierra Leone reviewed by Africanist Press show detailed evidence of proposed changes in the composition of the Joint Presidential Guard Force (JPGF). The proposed changes include the creation of a new Special Security Unit …

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