Election Watch

Vote for change that will restore trust and confidence in the police 

Lamin Costo Daramy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2018 A catalogue of allegations have been levelled at the Sierra Leone police in recent times. Most importantly, with general elections taking place this Wednesday, 7th March, the ban on vehicular movement on voting day ordered by the police is further raising [Read More]

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NGC Lawyers tackle the elephant in the Supreme Court

Hermin Mario Mans: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2018: Sierra Leoneans will head to the polls in two days to elect a new president, new parliament and local council executives. However, as they wait patiently to cast their vote, they are closely watching the actions of the Supreme Court as [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Bar Association calls on police to rescind polling day vehicle travel ban

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2018: As calls for the Sierra Leone police to rescind what human rights activists and groups refer to as serious breach of civil liberty grow, the country’s Bar Association has today thrown its weight behind the pressure that is now mounting. Most of the political [Read More]

Election Watch

Don’t let your guard down – the struggle is not over yet – says Dr Yumkella

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 March 2018: Election in Sierra Leone is in three days and counting. Most of the parties and their presidential candidates are hard at work on the campaign trail, some hustling for votes, and as evidence suggest in the case of the ruling APC – paying cash [Read More]

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If voting changed anything – they’d make it illegal

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 March 2018: It is a very sad state of affairs that on the eve of our general elections in Sierra Leone, we are saddled with a series of constitutional crisis. This begs the question as to our propensity to attract chaos. It is unfortunate [Read More]

Politics

Tribalism – the bane of development progress in Sierra Leone – vote wisely

Lamin Costo Daramy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 March 2018: Tribalism, regionalism and sectionalism in Sierra Leone politics, are some of the key reasons why our beloved Mama Salone is still in the doldrums, hindering development in communities and regions across the country, and manifesting in social injustice, marginalisation, nepotism, favouritism, violent conflicts [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Supreme Court’s dilemma

Franklyn Davies: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2018: The Sierra Leone Supreme Court has a big responsibility on its hands: either unify this nation or divide it for decades and risk massive civil disobedience. In an amazing twist of circumstances, the APC presidential candidate, Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara, could be [Read More]

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Another adjournment of Yumkella’s Supreme Court hearing

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2018: Sierra Leone’s Supreme Court hearing of the petition brought by the ruling APC for constitutional interpretation of the laws governing citizenship and the right to contest elections, was brought to a halt today, as lawyers for Dr. Yumkella raised serious legal questions about the [Read More]

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“No election violence in Sierra Leone please” – international community pleads

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2018: With general and presidential elections just five days away, already there are several reports of serious violence in various parts of the country. A joint Statement has been issued by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United [Read More]