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Sierra Leone - August 2023

Political situation remains unstable as opposition party boycotts institutions

Following the contested result of the general election in June, the political situation in Sierra Leone remains unstable. The main opposition party, the All People’s Congress (APC) rejected that election result and began a policy of non-engagement with the government led by President Julius Maada Bio, and stated that its members will not take up the offices to which they have been elected at any level of government, including local councils and the national legislature. Only one member of the party had been sworn in before the official opening of Parliament on 4 August. A second APC MP was sworn in on 8 August, defying the party line.

Sources: France24, Africa Confidential, AfricaNews, Agence France Presse, Sahara Reporters, The Sierra Leone Telegraph, A-Z Multimedia Corporation

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