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Brigadier (retired) Julius Maada Wonie Bio

Date of Birth: 12/05/1964


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Polls boss row

Mohamed Konneh was appointed by President Julius Maada Bio who decided against reappointing N'fa Allie Conteh who presided over the 2018 polls that brought the president into office (AC Vol 59 No 9 Narrow win constrains Bio)...


Spoiling for a fight

President Julius Maada Bio put firms operating in the countrys mining sector on notice when he outlined a reform programme at the annual Mining Indaba in Cape Town earlier this month...


Weah on borrowed time

In neighbouring Sierra Leone the President Julius Maada Bio's government obliged Ngegba to return $665 000 in port fees collected under a similar scheme (AC Vol 60 No 7 A storm in a port)...


A storm in a port

Although President Julius Maada Bio was an enthusiast for Chinese investment in infrastructure at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation last September the government has cooled on some major projects the latest of which is a plan to expand Freetown port...

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Koroma’s record on trial

Already the judges – William Atuguba from Ghana Biobele Georgewill from Nigeria and local man Bankole Thompson – have hinted that their six-month mandate will not be enough to complete the work and submit reports to President Julius Maada Bio...


A bridging loan too far

The Chinese government is putting pressure on President Julius Maada Bio to go ahead with a project to link Lungi International Airport which lies on the other side of Tagrin Bay by bridge to the capital Freetown say political insiders in Sierra Leone...


Man in a hurry

Determined to make his mark early President Julius Maada Bio has promised a revolution in transport in education and in tackling corruption...


A bridge too far

After trashing ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma's plan to build a new US$300 million airport as a 'sham' President Julius Maada Bio has pledged another Chinese-financed project set to cost over four times as much...


Corruption inquiry takes off

President Julius Maada Bio's cabinet on 6 July approved a wide-ranging probe focusing on 'unexplained wealth' allegedly accumulated by former President Ernest Bai Koroma and his officials...


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