Winstanley Bankole Johnson
Winstanley Bankole Johnson is a Sierra Leonean politician and served as mayor of Freetown from July 2004 until he was sacked by his fellow members of the Freetown-city Council on January 17, 2008. Johnson was appointed mayor in July 2004 and is a member of the opposition All Peoples Congress. Johnson came to power as the APC swept 2004 municipal elections.
Burial of Samuel Hinga Norman
Johnson denied Norman, a man accused of war crimes by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, a civil burial service. He did this despite the fact that President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah said that Norman deserved such a burial because he had never been convicted of any charges, only accused. Johnson also upset fellow APC members of the city council, Civil Society activists and former Kamajors members. 
Funding of Freetown cleaning operations
Oswald Hanciles allegations
Street renaming project
In March 2007, Johnson and the city council agreed to rename various prominent streets in Sierra Leone after prominent figures in the anti-slavery crusade. These people include: Olaudah Equiano, Thomas Peters (one of the founders of Freetown) and Sengbe Pieh (of The Amistad).
- The Patriot Vandguard, concerning Oswald Hanciles
- "Sierra Leone opposition accuses govt of playing" 29 October 2005, VisitSierraLeone.org
- "As Hinga Norman’s Body Arrives... APC Councilors, Kamajors Blast Freetown Mayor!" 8 March 2007, Awareness Times
- "S Leone honours Africa slave campaigners", 20 March 2007, BBC News
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