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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]

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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]