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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP putting its house in order ahead of national convention

June 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2017 Sierra Leone’s main oposition party – the Sierra Leone People’s Party has announced that all Lower Level Executive Elections in the 39 constituencies will start next week, staring on the 28th of June, and ending on 22nd of July. The decision to hold a [Read More]

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Detention of opposition leader – calls for neutrality of the Sierra Leone police

June 7, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 07 June 2017 Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, the presidential candidate of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) who was last week arrested for alleged possession of a taser which the police say is an offensive weapon, appeared in court today. Kamarainba made his second appearance at the Segbwema Magistrate [Read More]

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Alie Kabba speaks about the SLPP Appeal Court ruling

June 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2017 Presidential hopeful – Alie Kabba is calling on all members of the opposition SLPP to support yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling, which requires the party to conduct a re-run of all disputed constituency elections. This is what he said today in a statement: yesterday’s Court [Read More]

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Human rights group calls for the government of Sierra Leone to refrain from all forms of political intimidation

June 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2017 The arrest of opposition politician – Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has brought renewed sense of hopelessness and despair in democracy in Sierra Leone. The ruling APC has been criticised for its irrational use of police powers since it took office in 2007, and does not [Read More]

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All SLPP members in the affected 39 constituencies must respect the court ruling – says Maada Bio

June 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2017 Following yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Appeal Court in Freetown, calling on the SLPP party to conduct a re-run of all 39-disputed internal party constituency elections, reactions from across the party have been quite positive. This is what the Julius Maada Bio Media and [Read More]

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Joseph Kamara says he fully meets the APC criteria for contesting the party’s presidential candidacy race

June 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 June 2017 Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of Sierra Leone has told the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph that he is “as eligible to contest for any position within the APC, including that of Flagbearer, as much as any other hopeful,” [Read More]

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Appeal Court Judges told SLPP to conduct a re-run of all disputed internal party constituency elections

June 5, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 June 2017 The Court of Appeal in Sierra Leone has today ended months of uncertainty about where the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) should now be heading, if it is to be allowed by the Electoral Commission and the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) to participate [Read More]

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APC may be disqualified from taking part in the 2018 general elections

June 4, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2017 The highest decision-making organ of the ruling APC party of Sierra Leone – the National Advisory Council (NAC), met on Thursday, 1st June, to discuss and agree the rules and guidelines for the election of the party’s senior executive officers, including the Chairman and leader [Read More]

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Arrest of an opposition politician in Sierra Leone

June 3, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Alie Kabba – Presidential aspirant SLPP  Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2017 Reports reaching me from Freetown indicate that the Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, has been arrested and is being moved to Kailahun to appear in court. Even as we patiently [Read More]