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07 Oct 2020 | 06:15 AM UTC

Sierra Leone: Protests anticipated in Freetown and Makeni on October 8 /update 1

Sierra Leone News Alert

Protests anticipated in Freetown and Makeni during former president’s corruption questioning on October 8; avoid associated demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/9/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Freetown). COUNTRY/REGION Sierra Leone, Freetown, Makeni

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Event

Street closures and spontaneous demonstrations are anticipated in central Freetown and Makeni on Thursday, October 8, during former President Ernest Bai Koroma's corruption questioning in Makeni by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission. The former president was initially due to be questioned on Monday, October 5, but the session was postponed at the request of the former president's lawyers. Koroma has been accused of grand corruption and abuse of office during his presidency.

Advice

Those in the Freetown and Makeni are advised to monitor developments, avoid demonstrations, protests, and political gatherings as a precaution, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

 

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