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United States continues to oppose third term presidency in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2015 After months of violence and growing political and social instability in Burundi, caused by the decision of the president to seek a third term re-election into office, which has seen the death of over one hundred civilians and the assassination of an opposition leader, [Read More]

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Nigeria’s dangerous 2015 elections: Limiting the violence

International Crisis Group Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2014 In its latest report, Nigeria’s Dangerous 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence, the International Crisis Group examines the volatile environment in which electoral preparations are taking place and outlines measures that need to be taken urgently to curb the looming violence. (Photo: [Read More]

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Sierra Leone NEC electoral fraud – Is the NEC playing by APC rules?

Alpha Kargbo Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2012 The fourth phase of the biometric voter registration for the forthcoming presidential and general elections in Sierra Leone, which is slated for November 2012, officially closed on the 25th of March 2012. There are massive discrepancies in the figures, raising suspicion of [Read More]

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President Koroma’s cash for votes saga continues

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 March 2012 The debate surrounding allegations of president Koroma’s offer of cash, lucrative contracts and senior government job opportunities to members of the opposition parties for their votes at the forthcoming general election rumbles on. Does the decision of John Leigh – a losing presidential aspirant [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans go to the polls in November 2012: Will youth unemployment matter?

ALPHA KAWUSU Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2012 Growing youth unemployment in Sierra Leone will have a negative impact on voter turnout for the ruling All People’s Congress in November. Although the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party has yet to convince voters that it has a better agenda for the [Read More]