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Government of Sierra Leone pays big salary increase to staff at NEC to rig 2023 elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2021: The British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone Lisa Chesney this week visited the country’s chief electoral commissioner – Mohamed Konneh to discuss plans and processes for the staging of local, parliamentary, and presidential elections in 2022 and 2023. Writing on twitter after their meeting, [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Political power must not grow out of the barrel of a gun

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2021: The headlines that the recently concluded Koinadugu District bye -elections was “marred by violence, intimidation and fraud” (the sierraleonetelegragh.com-04/10/21) comes as no surprise. (Photo above: Author – Abdulai Mansaray) With the results from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) pending at the time, [Read More]

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Koinadugu District Council bye-elections marred by violence, voter intimidation and fraud

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2021: Voters in the Koinadugu district of Sierra Leone went to the polls last Saturday to elect their district council chairman as well as a local councillor for Ward 155. But two days on, the results of the elections are nowhere in sight, after the [Read More]

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APC leadership denies Blyden’s request to contest as delegate in Kailahun’s Kissi Teng

Paul Musa Lamin and Tamba James: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 august 2021: Popular female politician Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR (aka Sia Kissi), was on Friday August 27th 2021, disqualified from contesting as one of the 5 elected delegates from Constituency 002 for September 2021 APC National Delegates Conference, even [Read More]

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Zambians elect new president as former president Koroma of Sierra Leone shows strong leadership of an African elder statesman

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2021: Zambia’s main opposition party leader – Mr Hakainde Hichilema has today been declared the winner of the country’s elections, after much uncertainty and fear of political violence breaking out across the country. The Business tycoon won the hotly contested presidential election, defeating incumbent president [Read More]

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Zambians await elections results amid violence as former president Koroma pacifies political parties

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2021: Yesterday’s elections in Zambia went on relatively smoothly and peacefully, with a few disruptive incidents, one of which resulted in the death of a regional chairman of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party. As expected, the polls were a two-horse race between the incumbent [Read More]

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Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone addresses AU elections observer team in Zambia

Office of Former President Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2021: The Head of the African Union Elections Observation Mission to Zambia, Former President Ernest Bai Koroma, has today welcomed and held a debriefing session with his team of observers ahead of their deployment in the country. Former President Ernest [Read More]

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SLPP midterm elections defeat – an unwelcome Christmas present for president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 December 2020: Sources close to the Chief Electoral Commissioner of Sierra Leone has tonight confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that the hotly contested re-run election in the Freetown constituency 110 in the far west of the city which took place yesterday Saturday 12th December 2020, [Read More]

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Americans have spoken – Second term presidency is not mandatory

Cornelius O. M. Deveaux: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2020: The United States of America has long been perceived as the beacon of democracy. Not even the unholy incidents that characterized the conduct of the just concluded presidential election would stain the decorum and etiquette of the American concept of [Read More]