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Jonathan-Led EISA Declares Sierra Leonean Elections Peaceful but ...

[Vanguard] *Appeals for calm as results collation continues (AllAfrica)

Govt Launches U.S.$318 Million Chinese-Funded Airport

[East African] Sierra Leone has started the construction of its $318 million Chinese-funded second airport. (AllAfrica)

Nation Awaits Outcome of Landmark Poll

[East African] Voting count continued Thursday in Sierra Leone with the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) presidential candidates taking an early lead. (AllAfrica)

Govt Bars Entry to Illegal Migrants From Sierra Leone

[Observer] The Government of Liberia on Wednesday barred hundreds of Sierra Leonean citizens from entering the country at the Bo Water Side border post because they did not have 'traveling documents' that could have allowed them to do so. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Polls - Why We Won't Announce Results Now - NEC

[Premium Times] The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Serial Leone, said results of Wednesday general elections, especially presidential, would not be announced until they were tallied. (AllAfrica)

Commonwealth Summit Seeks to Unlock Africa's Economic Potential

[Concord] The upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Africa Summit in London which will run from March 12 to 15 is set to unlocking Africa's economic potential by increasing trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the commonwealth. (AllAfrica)

Roiled by Unrest After Polls Close

[VOA] Sierra Leone's main opposition leader called for calm Wednesday night after his supporters engaged in running street battles with police, resulting in at least one injury at the end of an otherwise peaceful day of polling in the West African nation. (AllAfrica)

Voting for Change or More of the Same?

[Deutsche Welle] There are calls for change across the West African country, but many people in regional areas continue to vote along traditional lines. (AllAfrica)

Elections in Sierra Leone - Population Awaits New Leaders

[Cameroon Tribune] Some 16 contenders on March 7, 2018 ran for the presidency to replace Ernest Bai Koroma. (AllAfrica)

With a Few Glitches, Voting Opens According to Plan

[RFI] On a hill overlooking Freetown, the capital, 20-year-old Abbas came with his blanket to Grace Christian Church polling station for the 2018 Sierra Leone elections. The first-time voter camped out so he could be the first person in line in his precinct. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leoneans Vote for New President

[New Democrat] Sierra Leoneans turned out in reasonable numbers at polling stations on Wednesday to elect their country's new president, members of parliament and local councils in the fourth cycle of elections since the civil war in 2002. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Election Takes Place in Sierra Leone

[VOA] Voters in Sierra Leone are heading to the polls Wednesday to choose a new president they hope will lead the west African nation out of an economy left in shambles from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak. (AllAfrica)

The Nation Votes for New President

[VOA] Lining up hours before dawn, citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls Wednesday to choose a new president, parliament, and local councilors in one of the most hotly contested elections in the West African nation's history. (AllAfrica)

Tight Election Race Too Close to Call, Say Analysts

[Premium Times] Sierra Leoneans have begun casting their ballots in presidential, parliamentary and local elections which would usher in a new set of leaders for the West African country for the next five years. (AllAfrica)

Nation Goes to Polls Today

[Daily Trust] Voters in Sierra Leone will go to the polls today to elect a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma, who is constitutionally barred from contesting after serving maximum two terms. (AllAfrica)

Who Is the President-in-Waiting?

[Concord] Some days ago, I joined thousands of Sierra Leoneans to listen to some of the country's presidential candidates during a debate albeit online in faraway Europe, where I am currently living and continuing what I started many years ago in Makeni -- reporting. (AllAfrica)

International Election Observer Missions Make Joint Peace Call Ahead of Sierra Leone Polls

[African Union] Ahead of the March 7 general elections all International Election Observer Missions (IEOMs) in Sierra Leone have tasked stakeholders to work towards a peaceful process. (AllAfrica)

Carter Center Deploys Expert Mission to Assess Sierra Leone's Election Process

[Concord] The Carter Center has deployed a team of electoral experts to assess the process surrounding Sierra Leone's March 7 presidential, parliamentary, and local elections. (AllAfrica)

'Election Is Not Warfare'-Xanana Gusmao


The Sierra Leone Election Like No Other

[East African] Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma last week took a break from attending to state matters to join the campaign trail. His first stop was Kabala in the northern Koinadugu District. (AllAfrica)

The Nation to Vote for New President, Parliament

[VOA] Ecked in red, green, and yellow, supporters of Sierra Leone's biggest parties wrap up their campaigns this week, before general elections on Wednesday. Up for grabs is the presidency, parliament, and local council positions. (AllAfrica)

3.17 Million Sierra Leonians Set to Vote for New Leaders

[Premium Times] Voters in Sierra Leone are trooping out today for presidential, parliamentary and local council polls. (AllAfrica)

Jonathan On Election Duty in Freetown, Sierra Leone

[Premium Times] Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the leader of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Observer Mission to the March 7 general elections in Sierra Leone, set our early Wednesday morning to observe voting in some polling centres in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Heads Into Hotly Contested Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Freetown -Sixteen candidates are campaigning to become Sierra Leone's next president. It's the first time more than two candidates have real chances of winning and a chance for a more diversified parliament. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Candidates On Education, War, and Koroma's Administration

[RFI] As the campaigning period winds down before elections on 7 March, candidates are promoting their policies on economy, education, health, and women's rights. The 16 presidential hopefuls are touring around the country in an effort to win the top job in Sierra Leone. Candidates are no strangers to controversy - from a certain interpretation of the civil war to plans for missionaries to return, in the hopes of garnering the most votes on election day. (AllAfrica)

Jonathan Urges Credible, Peaceful Elections in Sierra Leone

[Premium Times] Ahead of Wednesday's general elections in Sierra Leone, former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of the West African nation to conduct peaceful and credible polls. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Calls On Sierra Leoneans to Put Country First in Crucial Polls

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah is calling on the people of Sierra Leone to put their country first as the country holds crucial elections in Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Election - Police Deploy 13,000 Personnel

[Premium Times] The Sierra Leone Police have expressed its readiness to provide adequate security during and after the general elections scheduled to hold on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Countdown to the Country's Fifth General Election

[This is Africa] Sierra Leone is headed to the polls and the stakes are high as the country selects a new president, parliament and local councils. Each presidential contender is fighting for a position that has been plagued by corruption and the mismanagement of a staggering Ebola outbreak and devastating mudslides. (AllAfrica)

Dapchi Girls' Abduction Exposes Your Weakness, Cleric Tells President Buhari

[Guardian] Akure -The Bishop of Owo Diocese of the Anglican Communion in Ondo State, Ayodeji Fagbemi, says the recent abduction of 110 secondary school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State has exposed the "incapacity and weakness of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. (AllAfrica)

Ecowas Inducts Volunteers From Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone and Nigeria

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The ECOWAS National Office at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in partnership with the ECOWAS Volunteers program on Monday, February 19, 2018 inducted twenty volunteers from Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone and Nigeria at a welcoming and induction ceremony in the Cecil Dennis Hall at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)