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05 Oct 2020 | 01:17 AM UTC

Sierra Leone: Protests anticipated in Freetown and Makeni on October 5

Sierra Leone News Alert

Protests anticipated in Freetown and Makeni during former president’s corruption questioning on October 5; avoid associated demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Freetown). COUNTRY/REGION Sierra Leone, Freetown, Makeni

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The US Embassy in Freetown has issued a security alert stating that street closures and spontaneous demonstrations are anticipated in central Freetown and Makeni on Monday, October 5, during former President Ernest Bai Koroma's corruption questioning by the Anti-Corruption Commission. The former president, along with other government figures, has been accused of grand corruption and abuse of office during his presidency, a charge which he claims as being politically motivated and part of an ongoing witch hunt.


Individuals are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate potential disruptions to the provision of medical services, and to avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution.


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