• Run-off May Be Postponed


    According to judiciary sources, the nation would know today whether the scheduled 27th March, 2018, presidential run-off election will take place after the Supreme Court examines an application filed to it by a citizen pleading for an interim injunction which if granted will postpone the election indefinitely.

    The petitioner is Ibrahim Sorie Koroma, a private citizen and a voter, who unsuccessfully sought a symbol to contest the 7th March parliamentary election under the All People’…

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    Salone Signs Harm Reduction Declaration


    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The Executive Director of Social Linkages for Youth Development and Child Link, Habib T. Kamara has, on behalf of the country, signed the Nairobi Declaration on Harm Reduction in Kenya during the first African Harm Reduction conference held from the 7th February, to 1st March, this year.

    The conference was held for stakeholders to scale up support in the investment to harm reduction programs and a healthy future for all in the African region.

    According to …

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    To Sympathize With Victims… Defence Minister Storms Bo


    The Minister of Internal Affairs Rtd. Major Ishmael Sengu Koroma on Saturday, 17th March, paid a sympathy visit to victims of political clashes between his ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in Bo.

    According to the Minister, his visit to the city Bo following the political violence was not only to obtain first-hand information on what had transpired but to also express his heartfelt sympathy to victims of the unfortunate sit…

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    Sam Sumana To Join APC

    It is no secret that both the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) are behind the scene intensely lobbying the leaders and members of the other fourteen political parties that took part in the 7th March presidential election to support them in the run-off on 27th March.

    In order to increase their numbers for the run-off, the governing APC leadership led by Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh is reportedly in talks with the Coalition for …

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    Watertight Security For Run-Off


    The Director of Operational Support Division (OSD), Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Thomas Tamba Kamara has disclosed that over four thousand (4000) OSD personnel have been deployed nationwide for the 27th March run-off.

    According to the OSD boss, the personnel will be responsible for patrolling streets and manning strategic checkpoints, while the general duty officers will be deployed to provide security to polling centres.

    Addressing the armed personal at the OSD Headquarters…

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    27th March Run-Off Election… President Koroma Engages NEC


    The National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Monday 19th March updated President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown on preparation for the 27th March run-off elections between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) following the conduct of 7th March multitier elections.

    During the meeting, it was reported that political parties as well as ordinary citizens raised concerns over widespread irregularities and malpra…

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    APC Demands 5 Or No Run-off


    It is a plain fact that the outcome of the 7th March, 2018 Presidential Elections hanging on a fine balance between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) which is looking for a third presidential term and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) that wants to reclaim what it lost in 2007.

    In what was assumed to be free, fair, transparent, accountable elections, doubt has been cast on the results of the March 7 presidential elections with a lot of objections, criticism…

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    Samura Talks Tough


    The presidential candidate for the ruling All People’s Congress (APC), Dr. Samura Kamara has during his campaign trail asserted that the March 27 run-off election should be based on the track-records of the contestants and not their parties.

    According to the presidential hopeful much should not be said about the two political parties but the personalities of the two candidates for the run-off.

    “It it high time Sierra Leoneans chose someone who has an admirable track-record,” Dr. …

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    Musa Tarawally Goes Green, Kamarainba Red


    The presidential candidate for Citizens Democratic Party (CDP), Alhaji Musa Tarawally on Friday, 16th March 2018 declared support for the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) while the presidential candidate for Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has reportedly pitch tents with the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) for the March 27 run-off.

    According to the CDP presidential candidate, as a coalition they were able to make progress which he sai…

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    SLPP Hunts For NGC, C4C

    With about 15, 000 votes up for grabs by the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) following the first round of the race, the two parties are reportedly canvassing the other 14 political parties ahead of the March 27  run-off   election.

    The Exclusive has been reliably informed that the SLPP has begun a behind-the-scene engagement with two political parties that came third and forth in the just concluded first round of the election. The two a…

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    Parliamentary seats

    As of Sunday, 18th March 2018, one hundred and twenty five (125) parliamentary seats were announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to have been grabbed by four political parties and Independent candidates in the March 7th parliamentary elections with seven reportedly pending.

    According to reports, the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) grabbed sixty three (63) seats, the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP)  forty six (46), Coalition for Charge C4C eight (8) and the …

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    Over Tribalism… Samura Kamara Warns


    It is very unfortunate as a nation that the coming March 27 presidential run-off between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Samura Kamara and his competitor, Sierra Leone People’s Party’s (SLPP’s) Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio has caused a raising of the ugly head of tribalism in the country.

    With each party desperate to secure the extra votes vitally needed to win this first-past-the-post run-off race, frighteningly, the two majority tribes in the country who suppo…

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    To Train RSLAF Navy… US Vessels To Slam Soon


    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    A group of vessels from the United States of America (USA) are expected to arrive in the country between 21st – 29th March to train the Navy Wing of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF).

    The said training is reportedly part of the Obangame Exercise which is a joint training event between the two armed forces and the   second between RSLAF Navy and the USA.

    A short release from the U.S Embassy in Freetown states that while in town, the team wil…

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    Transportation Of  Election Materials… Soja, Police To Take Over


    By Thomas S. Kembay

    A massive campaign for the safe transportation of sensitive election materials for the upcoming 27th March presidential run-off between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC)  and the main opposition, Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) candidates, has past Wednesday, begun in the capital with two Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) taking the lead.

    The two CSOs include Democracy Sierra Leone (DSL) and Anti Violence Movement Sierra Leone (AVMSL) that were establ…

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    Ahead Of  Run-Off Election… US Ambassador, Others Speak  


    International Partners in Freetown are concerned about recent reports of violence.

    In a statement to the people of Sierra Leone, the United States Ambassador, Maria Brewer to Sierra Leone stated: “We encourage the authorities to investigate and take appropriate steps to bring the perpetrators to justice and to prevent escalation. We appeal to all Sierra Leoneans to remain peaceful and respectful during the democratic process. We entreat all political supporters to keep political act…

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