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Elections watchdog endorses cancellation of Kambia polling

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 October 2018: The decision of Sierra Leone’s Electoral Commission (NEC) to cancel polling last Saturday in a by-election in Ward 196 of the Kambia district, has been criticised by the country’s main opposition APC party, who claims they’ve won the election. But the violence which erupted [Read More]

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APC reacts to cancellation of polling in Kambia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2018: Yesterday’s cancellation of by-election polling in ward 196 of the Kambia District in northern Sierra Leone, after violence erupted which led to the death of a young man, has been criticised by the opposition APC party. Writing in a public statement issued today, this [Read More]

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Young man killed in another wave of political violence in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2018: A young man has died in a shocking orgy of political violence in a northern town of Sierra Leone where by-election was being held yesterday, in Ward 196 constituency of Kambia District in the  Tonko Limba Chiefdom. According to conflicting and unconfirmed reports, the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone launches free school education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2018: Over 1.5 million school children are expected to benefit from the free quality school education initiative which starts at the school year in September. This flagship initiative which will be launched at the Miata Conference Hall in Freetown today, Monday, 20th August, is part [Read More]

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Sierra Leone has spoken – Maada Bio is the new president

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2018: The result of the Sierra Leone presidential election has just been announced by the Chief Electoral Commissioner – Mr Nfa Alie Conteh in Freetown. Julius Maada Bio of the opposition SLPP is the new president of Sierra Leone, polling 1,319,406 – which is 51.82% [Read More]

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Sierra Leone army denies allegation of plan to kill Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2018: Senior officials in the ministry of defence have today condemned a statement by the opposition SLPP, claiming that the army is planning to assassinate their presidential candidate – Julius Maada Bio. The condemnation comes in a statement published by the ministry of defence, saying: [Read More]

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Politically motivated internet shutdown – an open letter to president Koroma

Abdul M Fatoma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2018: Dear President Ernest Bia Koroma, we are writing to urgently request that you ensure the stability and openness of the internet during the counting process after the March 31, 2018 Presidential election in Sierra Leone. Elections represent the most critical moment [Read More]