Sierra Leone: UN Warned of Rising Tension Over Polls


In a report to the UN Security Council, the Secretary-General's Executive Representative to Sierra Leone, Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, stressed the importance of an enabling security environment as the November 17 elections draw closer and the intensity of political campaigns increase.
  • Sierra Leone:  UN Warned of Rising Tension Over Polls

    United Nations, 11 September 2012

    Given the complexity in Sierra Leone of holding presidential, parliamentary and local council elections on the same date, in November, their successful conduct would demonstrate ... read more »

A woman is helped by a polling staff Freetown. (file Photo)

  • Sierra Leone:  AI Urges Parties to Add Human Rights Into Campaign Messages

    Concord Times, 10 September 2012

    As the November 17 elections draw closer, Amnesty International (AI) has encouraged political parties and their aspirants to integrate the issue of human rights in their campaign ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Nomination Fees Bite - NDA Falls Short

    Concord Times, 10 September 2012

    According to the Secretary General of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the party will not be able to fill in candidates in all the wards across the country for the November ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Charles Margai Endorsed

    Concord Times, 10 September 2012

    As part of the agreement reached between erstwhile leader of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change PMDC, Charles Francis Margai, and some defunct PMDC members of the party, ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  VP Sumana's Successor Tomorrow

    Concord Times, 10 September 2012

    The long awaited uncertainty surrounding who will run as President Ernest Koroma's vice ahead of the November 17th elections will end tomorrow, says a paramount chief from Kono who ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  How Maada Bio Escaped Witchcraft in Kamabai

    Concord Times, 6 September 2012

    It was a dramatic event past Saturday when the presidential candidate of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), Brig. Maada Bio (rtd) and his running-mate, Dr. ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Over DDR Rifles in Makeni - Citizens Fear for November 17

    Concord Times, 6 September 2012

    Many Sierra Leoneans have expressed serious concerns over the alleged delay being experienced in the destruction of arms and ammunition that were retrieved from ex-combatants ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  SLPP Worried Over NEC Deadline

    Concord Times, 3 September 2012

    The main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party SLPP has expressed serious concerns over the National Electoral Commission's September 7th deadline for the submission of a list of ... read more »