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Vol 65 No 3

Published 1st February 2024


Anatomy of a failed coup in Freetown

A band of gunmen hoped to become Africa's newest junta and couldn't muster support, but questions about the role of ex-President Koroma abound

Ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma's release for 'medical treatment' in Nigeria and the backroom deal that brought it about has enraged many of President Julius Maada Bio's supporters. Controversy still rages over the ex-president's complicity in the attempted coup d'état on 26 November, while much more is now known about the men who led it.

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