Government officials in Sierra Leone report failed coup attempt
29 November 2023
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A series of attacks on military barracks and prisons in Sierra Leone over the weekend was a failed coup attempt, according to police and government officials in the West African country. Information Minister Chernor Bah said that 13 military officers and one civilian have been arrested following the incident. “The incident was a failed attempted coup. The intention was to illegally subvert and overthrow a democratically elected government,” Bah said on [28 November]. [...] The inspector general of police said the attempted coup “failed in the early hours of the 26th of November”. [...] Frictions in the West African nation have been building since a contested election in June, with President Bio winning reelection amid concerns about the transparency of the election from European Union observers and United States officials.
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