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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]

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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]