I have no personal interest in who becomes president of Sierra Leone – says Mahama

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2018: In a few hours, Sierra Leone’s electoral body – the National Electoral Commission will announce the result of the presidential election, which has been fiercely fought between the ruling APC candidate – Dr samura Kamara and the opposition SLPP’s Maada Bio. But in the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone army denies allegation of plan to kill Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2018: Senior officials in the ministry of defence have today condemned a statement by the opposition SLPP, claiming that the army is planning to assassinate their presidential candidate – Julius Maada Bio. The condemnation comes in a statement published by the ministry of defence, saying: [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Journalists accuse APC of violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2018: Yesterday there were reports of police shooting in the far west of the capital Freetown, in which an unarmed, young opposition SLPP supporter was gunned down in the street – just yards away from the compound of the SLPP leader’s home. It is alleged [Read More]

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Politically motivated internet shutdown – an open letter to president Koroma

Abdul M Fatoma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2018: Dear President Ernest Bia Koroma, we are writing to urgently request that you ensure the stability and openness of the internet during the counting process after the March 31, 2018 Presidential election in Sierra Leone. Elections represent the most critical moment [Read More]

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APC says – ‘We have won the runoff election’ – SLPP says ‘no we won it’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2018: In this tightly contested race, turnout in many polling stations at the Sierra Leone presidential election runoff held yesterday 31 March 2018, was as low as 50%. This can be explained mainly by the disenchantment many voters felt, after the massive rigging that was [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s peaceful election runoff – SLPP Maada Bio leads the polls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2018: The people of Sierra Leone can be proud of yesterday’s presidential runoff election, which ended peacefully, despite a few reports of police heavy-handedness and localised arrests of those caught red handed carrying unlawful voting materials. Despite the low voter turnout, most of those who [Read More]