Election Watch

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]


Sierra Leone elections 2018 – Time to promise bridges where there are no rivers

Author: Abdulai Mansaray: 21 March 2018: Sierra Leone’s 2018 presidential election has gone to a run-off taking place next Tuesday, 27th March.  No single party was able to win the 55% majority needed. But again, like all elections around the world, fraud, malpractice, violations and allegations always become the currency [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]