Election Watch

Election is over – now the true test of the Sierra Leonean character begins

Maurice Ferenkeh Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2018: D-Day is finally here for Sierra Leoneans to vote for a new president to shape the future of our country. “The campaign has been passionate by all parties and clearly it has exposed how divided our country is”. Make no mistake, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Election 2018 – Noslina’s Suna Nallo and Kwame Fitzjohn on VOA TV Today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2018: NOSLINA will be on LIVE today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Sierra Leone’s Election Day, on the Voice of America’s Flagship TV/Radio program, Straight Talk Africa. The show is on LIVE from 1:30-2:30 pm (EASTERN STANDARD TIME). There will be a listener/viewer call-in session. “Sierra Leone Elections” Voters in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone elections 2018 – who will win – who will lose?

Trevor Jenkins-Johnston: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2018: In 2002, APC and Ernest Bai Koroma garnered 22% of the votes; registered voters 2.3m with a turnout of 83%. Tejan Kabbah won by 70% of the votes. In 2007, Sierra Leone wanted change and in that they found the only other [Read More]

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Yumkella pledges to reduce corruption and create jobs for young people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2018: A New York Times story published today – 6th of March 2018, – less than twenty-four hours before polling, has described Dr Kandeh Yumkella as the presidential candidate in tomorrow’s election in Sierra Leone who will change the face of the country’s politics. According [Read More]

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Elections 2018 – Sierra Leone decides

Mustapha Momoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2018: Today, the eve of presidential, parliamentary, local and mayoral elections in Sierra Leone, Freetown – the capital city was calm, peaceful and serene. It was indeed a cooling off day for the political parties and their supporters. Ordinary Sierra Leoneans went about [Read More]

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Election traffic restrictions – Sylvia Blyden writes head of Sierra Leone police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2018: Sierra Leone’s High Court has today ruled that the police has the right to restrict traffic movements in the country on polling day – tomorrow, Wednesday, 6th March 2018. This ruling was made after legal action was brought by the erudite lawyer Charles Margai, [Read More]

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Polling day in Sierra Leone tomorrow – APC fighting for survival

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2018: Yesterday marked the official end of election campaigning in Sierra Leone, as voters and those contesting prepare for polling tomorrow – 7th March 2018. Over three million people are expected to vote, with turnout expected to be as high as 75%, if the ban [Read More]

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Yesterday at the Supreme Court – Judges dismissed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2018: Few expected the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone to yesterday conclude its hearing of the petition for constitutional interpretation brought by the ruling APC, regarding the rules governing the rights of Sierra Leoneans holding dual citizenship to contest parliamentary election. But not many expected [Read More]