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Opposition APC calls for independent audit of the elections registration process and scrapping of PR electoral system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: Sierra Leone’s Electoral Commission’s preparation for the forthcoming presidential, general and local elections which are due in June 2023 is seriously flawed, and there are calls for transparent disclosure of all disaggregated voter registration data, as well as an independent audit of the registration [Read More]

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Open letter to the electoral commission for Sierra Leone

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2022: Commissioner Mohammed Konneh Electoral Commission For Sierra Leone OAU Drive, Tower Hill Freetown, Sierra Leone 8th December 2022 Dear Commissioner Konneh Disclosure Of Disaggregated Voter Registration Data For Western Area Urban (Freetown) I am writing this open letter to you in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s judiciary urged to quickly expedite supreme court hearing on change of electoral system

Foday Moriba Conteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2022: The Executive Director of the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Ibrahim Tommy, has called on the leadership of the Sierra Leone Judiciary to promptly look into the recent lawsuit filed by lawyers of the main opposition All Peoples [Read More]

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WIMAGE publishes preliminary report on the Kenyan elections

KABS KANU , Public Relations Officer, WIMAGE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2022: The Washington DC USA-based international elections observer organization, Women In Monitoring & Auditing Global Elections (WIMAGE), one of the international elections observer teams that monitored and observed the August 9, 2022 Presidential Elections in Kenya, has published [Read More]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr tells Chief Electoral Commissioner not to disenfranchise thousands of potential first-time voters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2022: As political fallout continues over the ongoing, seriously flawed voter registration process ahead of elections in June 2023 in Sierra Leone, the capital’s Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has written to the Chief Electoral Commissioner – Mohammed Konneh, outlining the difficulties first time voters are experiencing [Read More]

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“Turn out impressive, process generally orderly and peaceful” – says Koroma, as counting gets underway in Kenyan polls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 August 2022: The head of the AU-COMESA joint Elections Observer Mission(EOM), former Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma, along with Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, the deputy head of mission, and former President of Burundi, H.E NDAYIZEYE Domitien, were out yesterday observing the opening of polls in Nairobi, [Read More]

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Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone leads African Union Elections Mission in Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2022 Former President of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, departed Freetown for Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday 3 August 2022, where he is leading the African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM), following an invitation from the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, HE Moussa [Read More]

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UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi calls for inter-party dialogue as political violence erupts in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2022: After an orgy of political violence swept through Bendugu Town in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone last Tuesday, where scores of people were injured and many properties destroyed, the impartiality of the Sierra Leone police is once again being called into question. The [Read More]

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Reign of terror in Sierra Leone’s Bendugu bye-election: Worrying development for the country’s 2023 elections

Alpha Kabia: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2022: There are disturbing reports of a reign of terror being unleashed in Sambaia Chiefdom, Constituency 056, Bendugu town North-east Sierra Leone. The terror comes ahead of the parliamentary bye-election in that constituency slated for 24 June 2022, with scores of supporters of [Read More]