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How the media covered Kenya’s general election – Lessons for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2017 The people of Kenya are still mauling over their controversial election results, days after the electoral commission announced that the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta has won another term of office. The controversial results have once again brought Kenya close to the edge of the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone political parties gearing up for the 2018 elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2017 Political parties in Sierra Leone are preparing for their respective national convention, where they will elect their party’s presidential candidate as well as administrative officials. Both the ruling APC party and the main opposition SLPP will hold their convention next month, though there are [Read More]

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Kenya’s election jitters have roots in campaign financing

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2017 Polls are now closed in Kenya’s closely fought elections. And as counting of the votes continue, in the next few hours the results will start coming in. Ten years ago, over a thousand people were killed when violence erupted in Kenya’s elections, as tribalism [Read More]

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Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2017 On Tuesday, 8 August 2018, Kenyans go to the polls, ending months of fierce campaigning in what’s turned into a closely run contest between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga. But general elections in the country are much more than just [Read More]

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Legal proposals aimed at changing the electoral boundaries in Sierra Leone laid before parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2017 Last Friday, 21st July 2017, the parliament of Sierra Leone voted for constitutional and statutory instruments regarding the recent redrawing of constituency and ward boundaries in sixteen electoral districts – 14 in the provinces and 2 in the western region, to be reviewed by [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella to make big announcement about his political future tomorrow in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2017 The Sierra Leone Telegraph has been informed by the KKYM Media Team that: “Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (Photo: Kandeh – speaking to the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, Abdul R Thomas about his vision), will be holding a press briefing on Monday, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP putting its house in order ahead of national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2017 Sierra Leone’s main oposition party – the Sierra Leone People’s Party has announced that all Lower Level Executive Elections in the 39 constituencies will start next week, staring on the 28th of June, and ending on 22nd of July. The decision to hold a [Read More]

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Detention of opposition leader – calls for neutrality of the Sierra Leone police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 07 June 2017 Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, the presidential candidate of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) who was last week arrested for alleged possession of a taser which the police say is an offensive weapon, appeared in court today. Kamarainba made his second appearance at the Segbwema Magistrate [Read More]