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President Akufo-Addo Receives Sierra Leone’s Highest National Award
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President Akufo-Addo Receives Sierra Leone’s Highest National Award

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was, on Tuesday, 27th April 2021, decorated with the highest national award of Sierra Leone, as part of that country’s 60th Independence Day Celebration. Conferring the “Grand Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone” award on President Akufo-Addo, His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, noted that the award of the honour is in recognition of President Akufo-Addo’s selfless contribution to “deepening democracy and the rule of law in Ghana, and heightening and providing leadership for regional integration and co-operation in Africa.” The Honour is also in recognition of President Akufo-Addo’s “outstanding career of public service”, citing several landmark constitutional cases he under...
Africa Cup of Nations: Sierra Leone-Benin qualifier delayed over Covid row
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Africa Cup of Nations: Sierra Leone-Benin qualifier delayed over Covid row

One place remains to be filled for next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after Benin refused to play their decisive qualifier in Sierra Leone on Tuesday when local authorities declared at least five of their players to have tested positive for Covid-19. Benin's players initially would not leave the team bus after being told the players who had tested positive were ineligible for the crucial Group L Africa Cup of Nations match in Freetown where Sierra Leone needed to win while Benin required only a draw for a place in next January's finals. Benin's federation called the situation "a shame for African football" and said it was a "tense situation". There was no immediate response from the Confederation of African Football. Talks between Sierra Leone, Benin and Co...
Sierra Leone considering a warrant for the arrest of former president
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Sierra Leone considering a warrant for the arrest of former president

Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption commission could issue a warrant for the arrest of former President Ernest Bai Koroma after he failed to comply with a summons for questioning, the head of the agency said on Thursday. Koroma failed to appear before the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in the capital Freetown on Thursday because of concerns over his safety, his lawyers said. “We are considering issuing a warrant for his arrest,” the country’s anti-corruption commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala told Reuters. The summons was the latest move in a campaign by Koroma’s successor, President Julius Maada Bio, to investigate the previous administration that Maada Bio says took the country to the brink of economic collapse. Koroma denies any wrongdoing and has said corruption allega...
7 killed in Sierra Leone prison riot
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7 killed in Sierra Leone prison riot

Two guards and five inmates of a prison in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown were killed on Wednesday in a riot described by authorities as an attempted escape, according to a new report released by police. The cause of the mutiny by the inmates of Pademba Road Prison, who set fire to part of the 100-year-old facility, remain unclear. Five inmates and two guards died, said police chief Abu Bakar Kallon. This morning, we noticed that a fire was burning inside the prison and heard the inmates shouting for help. A prison spokesman, Cecil Cole Showers, initially reported that one guard was killed and several dozen of his colleagues and inmates injured during the riot. “This morning, we noticed that a fire was burning inside the prison and heard the inmates shouting for help,” he ...
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