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I am the best to lead this country – says SLPP Maada Bio

Julius Maada Bio: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 March 2018: Fellow Sierra Leoneans, I greet you all under the auspices of Unity, Freedom and Justice. We must accept the fact that this is a defining moment for our democracy and our beloved Sierra Leone as this election determines the smooth sail [Read More]

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APC and its defeated presidential candidate Samura Kamara

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2018: Events unfolding in Freetown this week have clearly illustrated the political mood in Sierra Leone. The incumbent regime of Ernest Bai Koroma and his All Peoples Congress (APC) have been all-but-defeated and are now in a permanently collapsing defensive position. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone runoff election – Time to vote for change

Dr. Lans Gberie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2018: It is a sure sign of its remarkable transformation that presidential election in Sierra Leone on March 7, 2018, went almost unnoticed elsewhere. Less than two decades ago, Sierra Leone often appeared in headlines about blood diamonds and child soldiers. An [Read More]

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Election runoff in Sierra Leone – will electorate vote regime change?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2018: In less than forty-eight hours, voting in the second round of elections in Sierra Leone will be briskly underway, as the people of Sierra Leone decide whether to continue to be governed by the ruling APC, whose poor economic performance record and lack of [Read More]

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Attempts to discredit Maada Bio ahead of runoff elections will fail – says SLPP

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2018: Yesterday, the National Election Watch (NEW) published a statement, accusing the presidential candidate for the SLPP party – Julius Maada Bio, of making “inflammatory statements” on national media. NEW said: “Our attention has been drawn to recent statements made by the presidential candidate of [Read More]

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The electoral will of the people was stolen on March 7 – says NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: The National Grand Coalition Party (NGC) has given its qualified support for today’s court decision to hold the presidential runoff election on Saturday, 31st March 2018, as the party comes to terms with what many in Sierra Leone describe as “electoral victory stolen from [Read More]

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Sierra Leone elects new president on Saturday 31 March

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone has today accepted a proposal from the National Electoral Commission, for voters to go to the polls on Saturday, 31 March 2018 to elect their president. This Supreme Court endorsement comes after a High Court Judge earlier this [Read More]

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National Electoral Commissioner must come clean – says ruling APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: As Sierra Leone’s electoral body fights for its life this morning, pressure continues to mount on its leadership to provide answers to allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice, which critics say took place at the March 7 presidential and general elections. Last Saturday, the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential runoff election postponed by High Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: The High Court of Sierra Leone has today ordered an injunction on the conduct of the country’s presidential runoff election scheduled for 27 March 2018, after initially ruling that the High Court of Sierra Leone has an unlimited jurisdiction to hear complaint made by Mr [Read More]