• 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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    APC Changes Strategy

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC), Cornelius Deveaux has disclosed that the election management team of the party is in the process of recruiting thousands of party supporters and members to monitor the conduct of the run-off election scheduled for the 27th March.

    This change of strategy comes following reports of irregularities during the 7th March national election that saw the APC trailing behind the main opposition, much to …

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    Runoff… Battle For NGC And C4C


    The long-awaited presidential election results have been finally announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC), bringing the entire nation at home and abroad a heavy sigh of relief after days anxiously awaiting the outcome of a very tightly run race.

    What was very notable was that after the NEC Chief Returning Officer, Mohamed N’fa Alie Conteh, in a short statement from NEC’s penthouse announced the results, there was no celebration and banging of pot covers by supporters of …

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    Sierra Leone Insurance Report Goes Global


    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The Commissioner of Sierra Leone Insurance Industry, Mr. Alhassan Kanu has disclosed that the 2017 Governance, Risk and Compliance report of the industry is now available globally on research and market.com for potential investors that want to invest in insurance business in the country.

    According to Mr. Alhassan Kanu, the report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the country, adding that it provides detailed analys…

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    Peter Penfold Commends First Time Voters


    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The erstwhile British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone during the war years, Komrabai Peter Penfold has commended the performance of first-time voters in the just concluded presidential, parliamentary and local council elections.

    It could be recalled that over six hundred thousand first-time voters registered during the voter registration conducted by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in May last year. Tens of thousands of them reportedly took part in …

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    As NEC Announces Presidential Results… Samura Kamara Speaks


    Just after the National Electoral Commission’s (NEC) Chief Returning Officer announced the results of the March 7th presidential election at around 7.30p.m. on Tuesday evening, the nation’s broadcaster, Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) sent out two teams to interview the candidates of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC)  and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) on their views about the elections.

    Whilst Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio of the SLPP was rep…

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    Run-Off 27th March APC Vs SLPP


    The Chief Electoral Commissioner and National Returning Officer of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Mr. Mohamed N’fa Alie Conteh yesterday evening announced Tuesday 27th March for a run-off between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) presidential candidates in the 7th March presidential election, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara and Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio. Both presidential candidates did not secure the 55% thres…

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