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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]

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President Bio appoints APC presidential aspirant Alpha Khan as minister in a mini cabinet reshuffle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 January 2022: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio yesterday pulled off a political masterstroke that almost went unnoticed, as Sierra Leoneans were caught-up in football mania, celebrating the country’s nil-nil draw against Algeria in Cameroon. Two big movers and shakers of Sierra Leone politics are affected [Read More]

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Heads of Election Observation Missions in The Gambia shift to preventive diplomacy

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail in Banjul: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2021: Following the announcement last evening by the Independent Election Commission of The Gambia in which the incumbent  President Adama Barrow was declared winner; there have been concerns among observers and citizens alike that there could be post-election disturbances. This [Read More]

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Gambia’s President Adama Barrow declared winner of presidential election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2021: Incumbent president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow was yesterday declared winner of the country’s presidential election by the electoral commission to seal his second term in office, after his failed attempt to undemocratically change the constitution. With a high turnout at 87%, Barrow polled [Read More]

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Gambians go to the polls to elect a new government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2021: Yesterday, Saturday, 4th December, 2021, the people of The Gambian went to the polls, with the head of the ECOWAS Elections Observation Mission – former president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security – General Francis [Read More]

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Former President Koroma Leads ECOWAS Elections Observation Mission in the Gambia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 December 2021: The immediate past President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, is set to lead another Elections Observation Mission to the Republic of Gambia for that country’s Presidential Elections scheduled for 4th December 2021. The Former President will today depart Sierra Leone for Banjul [Read More]

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APC rejects NEC’s investigation of Koinadugu bye elections ahead of today’s polls in Kono

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2021: Today Saturday 13th November 2021, the people of Ward 091 in the Sandor Chiefdom of Kono district go to the polls, in a hotly contested bye-election between the ruling SLPP, the main opposition APC and the C4C party that dominates local politics in Kono [Read More]