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Sierra Leone’s March 7 elections – What Nigerians and the global public need to know

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2018 Nigerians, like citizens of many large countries, often prioritise news on domestic affairs over what goes on outside their borders. However, as regional or global powers, such countries also need to be well informed about developments around the world, especially in countries [Read More]

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APC loses appeal to disqualify Kandeh Yumkella from the 2018 elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2018 Dr. Kandeh Yumkella has won an appeal filed by the ruling APC at the head office of the country’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Freetown, against the decision of the Kambia District NEC Office to throw out an objection brought by the party’s candidate [Read More]

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U.S concerned about political violence in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2018 Last Friday’s violence which brought Freetown to a standstill, when supporters of the ruling APC went on a rampage and orgy of destruction – with at least one confirmed dead, is a worrying reminder of the fragility and precarious nature of politics in Sierra [Read More]

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We are not responsible for the violence – says APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2018 Sierra Leone’s ruling party – the APC, last night published a statement into the political violence which erupted in the heart of the capital Freetown last Saturday, with at least one person confirmed dead and scores injured. Senior APC party grandees – led by [Read More]

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NGC calls for speedy investigation into APC violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018: The Campaign Spokesman for the opposition NGC – Dr. Julius Spencer, has joined other opposition parties in condemning the brutal APC violence and loss of life which brought the capital Freetown to a standstill yesterday. One man was stabbed to death and several others [Read More]

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C4C condemns political rally violence and calls for police probe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018 The opposition Coalition For Change Party (C4C), led by the  former vice president – Sam Sumana, who was unconstitutionally removed from office by president Koroma, has reacted to the naked violence and destruction of life which took place at the ruling APC party rally [Read More]

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SLPP condemns violence at the APC political rally

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018: Yesterday’s violence by supporters of the ruling APC, which led to the death of one person at their party’s rally in the capital Freetown, has been strongly condemned by opposition parties. This is what the SLPP said yesterday: “The attention of the National Secretariat [Read More]

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We will continue to work towards victory in the March 2018 elections – says NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018: Today’s NEC ruling on the attempt by the APC party to prevent Dr kandeh Yumkella from contesting the forthcoming elections, has been met with a calm and measured response from the bosses at the National Grand Coalition party office in Freetown.  Kandeh Yumkella will [Read More]