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APC says – ‘We have won the runoff election’ – SLPP says ‘no we won it’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2018: In this tightly contested race, turnout in many polling stations at the Sierra Leone presidential election runoff held yesterday 31 March 2018, was as low as 50%. This can be explained mainly by the disenchantment many voters felt, after the massive rigging that was [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s peaceful election runoff – SLPP Maada Bio leads the polls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2018: The people of Sierra Leone can be proud of yesterday’s presidential runoff election, which ended peacefully, despite a few reports of police heavy-handedness and localised arrests of those caught red handed carrying unlawful voting materials. Despite the low voter turnout, most of those who [Read More]

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Sierra Leone election runoff can be fair and credible

Author: Trevor Jenkins Johnson: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2018: The runoffs are underway. About time too.  The country is simply fed up with all the shenanigans going on between the parties, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), the Judiciary, but to name a few. There [Read More]

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Electoral Commissioner must deliver runoff election in accordance with High Court ruling

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2018: In just a few hours the people of Sierra Leone will be going to the polls to elect a new president. But already, there are fears the country’s elections body – the National Electoral Commission may be planning to violate a High Court order, [Read More]

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APC and its defeated presidential candidate Samura Kamara

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2018: Events unfolding in Freetown this week have clearly illustrated the political mood in Sierra Leone. The incumbent regime of Ernest Bai Koroma and his All Peoples Congress (APC) have been all-but-defeated and are now in a permanently collapsing defensive position. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone runoff election – Time to vote for change

Dr. Lans Gberie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2018: It is a sure sign of its remarkable transformation that presidential election in Sierra Leone on March 7, 2018, went almost unnoticed elsewhere. Less than two decades ago, Sierra Leone often appeared in headlines about blood diamonds and child soldiers. An [Read More]

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Election runoff in Sierra Leone – will electorate vote regime change?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2018: In less than forty-eight hours, voting in the second round of elections in Sierra Leone will be briskly underway, as the people of Sierra Leone decide whether to continue to be governed by the ruling APC, whose poor economic performance record and lack of [Read More]