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Sierra Leone’s Main Opposition Party to Boycott Parliament

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party says it will boycott parliament to protest alleged election fraud that resulted in a second term for President Ernest Bai Koroma. The Sierra Leone People’s Party is urging its representatives in parliament and local government to stay away from proceedings until “further notice.” In a statement, the SLPP said it […]

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Sierra Leone Opposition May Dispute Election Results

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party says the November 17 polls won by by incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma were marred by widespread fraud, and says party leaders will meet Tuesday to consider a possible appeal. The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party stopped short of outright rejecting election results, which showed Mr. Koroma winning a second […]

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Sierra Leone’s President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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) Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been sworn in to office for a second term after winning last week’s election. In a speech Friday to cheering supporters in Freetown, President Koroma promised to fight corruption and attract foreign investment. The president took the oath of office hours after the head of the county’s […]

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Sierra Leone’s President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Sierra Leone say President Ernest Bai Koroma has won re-election with more than 58 percent of the vote. The head of the National Election Commission announced Friday that President Koroma beat his main rival, Julius Maada Bio, who took just over 37 percent of the vote. No results were announced for parliamentary […]

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Sierra Leone Choosing President, Parliament

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Vote counting has begun in Sierra Leone, where voters were choosing a new president and parliament Saturday. This is the third set of elections since the end of the nation’s civil war in 2002, and voters flocked to the polls early in the day to place their votes. The head of the European Union observer […]

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Sierra Leone Choosing President, Parliament

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Polls are crowded but peaceful in Sierra Leone, where voters are choosing a new president and parliament Saturday. This is the third set of elections since the end of the nation’s civil war in 2002, and voters flocked to the polls early in the day to place their votes. The head of the European Union […]

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Sierra Leone Choosing President, Parliament

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Sierra Leone are choosing a new president and parliament Saturday. People formed long lines outside polling stations in the capital, Freetown, before the voting got under way. Incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma faces eight challengers, including main opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio. Ahead of the polls, political parties urged their supporters to refrain […]

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Sierra Leone Ruling Party Dismisses Arms Intimidation Concerns

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The secretary-general of Sierra Leone’s ruling party has dismissed suggestions that a shipment of arms may be used to intimidate political opponents, and says President Ernest Bai Koroma is committed to holding fair elections in November. Victor Foe told VOA the arms are necessary to equip Sierra Leone’s growing police force, which has swelled from […]

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1 Killed and Opposition Leader Injured in Sierra Leone

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least one person has been killed and an opposition leader injured in Sierra Leone in violent clashes at a political rally. A local journalist, Patrick Jakema, told VOA Saturday the Sierra Leone People’s Party was filing a formal complaint to demand an investigation into the previous day’s events. Both the SLPP and the ruling […]

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Ex-Military Ruler to Run in Sierra Leone Election

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party has named a former coup leader as its presidential candidate. Retired Brigadier General Julius Maada Bio will lead the ticket of the Sierra Leone People’s Party in next year’s elections. Bio will run against incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma, who plans to seek a second term. Officials have not set […]

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