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Yumkella Supreme Court case is still alive – says NGC lawyer Jusu Sheriff

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: There has been no official reaction from Dr. Yumkella and his lawyers to the ruling APC party’s decision announced yesterday to drop its Supreme Court case – nolle prosequi. The  court hearing was brought by APC’s David Fornah to clarify legislative and constitutional rules [Read More]

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Four days to election runoff – ruling APC abandons Yumkella Supreme Court case

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23  March 2018: As the presidential runoff election campaign and horse trading intensify in Sierra Leone, the ruling APC has pulled off a master-stroke by today announcing that the Supreme Court case brought by one of its supporters – Mr David Fornah, challenging Dr Yumkella’s right to [Read More]

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Integrity of Sierra Leone electoral process hangs in balance – says Commonwealth Africa Initiative

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2018: Calls for a peaceful, free, fair and credible runoff election next week in Sierra Leone are growing, as well as condemnation of the increasing use of violence, intimidation and tribalism by political actors to deny voters their constitutional rights. The President of the ECOWAS [Read More]

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Sierra Leone election runoff – Yumkella NGC will remain neutral  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2018: After weeks of agonising wait by members and supporters of the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, regarding the announcement of the party leadership’s position on next week’s election runoff, the suspense is over. Its official – Yumkella and his NGC party will not [Read More]

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Rising poverty in Sierra Leone – voters must vote for regime change

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2018: In 2012 – five years after elected as president – and his ruling APC party formed a government, on an agenda that promised change and prosperity, Sierra Leone began to crumble. The economy was in decline, despite huge one-off investments by African Minerals and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone election run-off – Yumkella must not remain neutral

Author: John Mannah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2018: It is an empirical fact that the progressive movement has always been part of the Sierra Leonean political, governmental and economic systems.  As such, they have always weighed in, spoken up with pragmatism on the ills and challenges that plague the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential election run-off – dilemma for Yumkella NGC

Author: Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2018: The presidential candidate of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) – Kandeh Yumkella, last week announced that his party is engaged in consultations with its supporters, on the position it should adopt for the presidential run-off election, scheduled for next Tuesday, March [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Electoral Commission targets NGC votes in Kambia

Louis Brima Conteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 March 2018: Reports from Kambia indicate that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has again requested for a re-count of votes in Kambia District – the same district that Kandeh Yumkella, NGC presidential nominee and parliamentary candidate for Constituency 62, won overwhelmingly by decimating [Read More]