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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]

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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]