Politics & Law

ECOWAS Election Observer Mission ends observation mandate – now the task of preventive diplomacy begins

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2023: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mandate of elections observation in Nigeria ended yesterday, after closing of polls. And now the hard task of conducting “Preventive Diplomacy” has started, led by Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma. This [Read More]

Election Watch

Political contestation usually revolves around attempts to manipulate electoral processes and results – says former president Koroma 

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2023: The Head of the ECOWAS Elections Observer Mission (HoM) to the Federal Republic of Nigeria arrived this morning at the ECOWAS HQ, in Abuja. Received by the President of the Commission, Dr Umarr Alieu Touray, and the vice President, Mrs Damtien [Read More]

Election Watch

Violence in Freetown as police fire bullets and tear gas at crowds celebrating the return of APC presidential candidate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2023: Several opposition supporters have been seriously injured, including the newly elected National Secretary General of Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party – Lansana Dumbuya and his driver, when heavily armed soldiers stopped their vehicle in a convey carrying the party’s newly elected presidential candidate [Read More]