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Election candidates in Sierra Leone should make human rights pledge – says Amnesty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 December 2017: Political parties and candidates in next year’s elections should commit to the protection and promotion of human rights in Sierra Leone as a key objective if elected to office, said Amnesty International and over 40 Sierra Leonean civil society organizations today, in a document [Read More]

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Ruling APC presidential candidate Samura Kamara caught sleeping on the job

Franklyn Davies: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 December 2017: In Port Loko yesterday, 12th of December, Sierra Leoneans assured President Koroma loud and clear: “We Know Samura Kamara, and he is a sleeping old man struggling for your third term in Office”. It is often said that God works in a [Read More]

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Yumkella preaches “Sierra Leone First” as NGC makes in-road in Southeast

NGC Media Team: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 December 2017: Kandeh Yumkella, Presidential standard-bearer for the National Grand Coalition (NGC), visited the SLPP’s stronghold of Segbewema in Kailahun District, last Sunday, 10th December 2017. Flanked by hundreds of NGC supporters who lined up the highway of Tondola to welcome him and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone 2018 elections – taking parliament and losing the presidency

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, OOR: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2017 Sierra Leone’s Western Area is the district most famous for swing voting. In 1996 and 2002 elections, the SLPP got the highest percentage of votes in the Western Area. In 2002, the SLPP got 60% of the Western Area [Read More]

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NGC presidential candidate – Kandeh Yumkella visits Masiaka

NGC Media Team: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2017: Traveling  to Kenema early today to meet and greet his supporters, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, NGC presidential flag-bearer, made a brief stop-over visit at Masiaka  where hundreds of fans had lined up to welcome him and wife, Mrs. Philomena Yumkella. Speaking to [Read More]

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AYV on Sunday presents – Is Julius Maada Bio fit for the presidency?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2017 In just over three months, Sierra Leone will usher in the next President of the Republic. In the lead up to this defining moment, AYV Media, continues to present wide ranging views about the presidential aspirants unedited, unadulterated, and unrestrained. Up next, Angela hosts [Read More]

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National Grand Coalition party warns the APC government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2017: As the parliament of Sierra Leone closed yesterday, there were anxious moments across the country as civil society groups, the media and opposition parties received unofficial reports of the ruling APC working frantically behind the scenes, to present a last-minute Bill in parliament that [Read More]

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Sierra Leone National Election Watch writes an open letter to President Koroma 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2017 Dear His Excellency the President We, the undersigned civil society organizations are saddened by the unfolding circumstances around the electoral process with the elections only three months ahead. We would like to draw Your Excellency’s attention to a number of obstacles, which institutions under your [Read More]

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Race for Kandeh Yumkella’s running mate – who will it be?

Anthony Kamara Jnr Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2017 Many of us have witnessed the meteoric rise of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) over the past three months. To clinch victory, Kandeh Yumkella must campaign in every nook and cranny of the country. His “Familiarization Tour” during the last week [Read More]