SIERRA LEONE: From Athens to an Ill-Run Sparta

Corruption and repression in the realm of "the Pa "

The spotlight of publicity turned briefly on Sierra Leone earlier this month, when the Organization of African Unity met in the tiny (pop. 4 million) West African state and installed its President, Siaka Stevens, as the O.A.U.'s chairman for the coming year. But when the big bash was over, Sierra Leone was left with more problems than ever: an authoritarian government, a languishing economy, all-pervasive corruption and $200 million in bills from the summit conference. As TIME Nairobi Bureau Chief Jack E. White...

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