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National Grand Coalition launches its Manifesto and Social Compact

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2018: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) will today launch its 2018 Manifesto in Port Loko. The NGC Manifesto is the party’s “Agenda for Job Creation and National Prosperity and a Social Compact with the people of Sierra Leone.” The manifesto and compact are [Read More]

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Chinese citizens campaigning for ruling APC – is bad for Sierra Leone democracy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2018: Disturbing images of Chinese citizens, openly campaigning alongside leaders and supporters of the ruling APC, have raised questions about the legality of some of the electioneering practices being adopted by the APC party in advance of polling taking place on March 7th. The Chinese [Read More]

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Sierra Leone police to restrict free movement on polling day – Dr Sylvia Blyden speaks out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2018 Ten of the seventeen registered political parties contesting the March 7 multi-tier elections in Sierra Leone, have condemned and opposed the decision by the Sierra Leone police to restrict vehicular movement on polling day, Ibrahim Tarawallie  reports from Freetown,. Last month, the Sierra Leone [Read More]

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PPRC prepares for elections as Eminent Persons Group takes office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2018 Sierra Leoneans are getting ready to go the polls on March 7th. But there are fears and anxieties of political violence disrupting the elections. Many believe that the ruling APC will do whatever it takes to hold on to office, including voter intimidation and [Read More]

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Homebased and diaspora feud escalates as APC takes Yumkella to the Supreme Court

Abu Shaw: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2018: Sierra Leone is so divided at present that observers fear the jittery APC government is woefully planting seeds of violence and chaos. The division of deep-seated hatred presently brewing in Sierra Leone and overseas is only likened to the dark era of the [Read More]

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APC witch-hunt against Yumkella now goes to the Supreme Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2018 After losing its two protest hearings at the National Electoral Commission to ban Dr Yumkella from contesting the forthcoming elections, the ruling APC has now taken its anger and what many regard as a divisive plot to the country’s Supreme Court. The central point [Read More]

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Maada Bio launches his SLPP 2018 election manifesto

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2018: As general and presidential elections scheduled for March 7th 2018 draw closer in Sierra leone, political parties have long started their campaigning, although the National Electoral Commission announced the formal start of campaign last week. Most of the parties are now putting the finishing [Read More]