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Vol 65 No 2

Published 18th January 2024

Sierra Leone

Ex-President Koroma faces treason charges as crisis deepens

The dispute over last year's elections has escalated as the former President prepares for a treason trial

Political tensions are mounting in Freetown after the secret plan to allow Sierra Leone's former President, Ernest Bai Koroma to go into exile in Nigeria and drop the treason charges against him was scuppered by Foreign Minister Timothy Kabba and senior figures in the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), sources in Freetown have told Africa Confidential.

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