Sierra Leone Braces for Final Round of Presidential Debate

A pro-democracy group will host the final presidential debate on Thursday ahead of November 17 polls, after the first round featured only two political parties.

Youths campaign in Freetown.

  • Sierra Leone:  Women Shoot Themselves in the Foot in Elections

    Inter Press Service, 6 November 2012

    Only 38 women - of a total of 586 candidates - will contest parliamentary seats in Sierra Leone's November elections, and the blame for this can be laid squarely on the shoulders ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Rights Group Chides Parties Over Obscenity

    Concord Times, 5 November 2012

    The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL) has reproached members and supporters of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party ... read more »

  • Ghana:  African Union Commission Ready to Send African Election Observer Mission to Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Ghana

    African Union, 2 November 2012

    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission has yesterday 1st of November 2012, approved the deployment of the African Union Election Observers Mission (AUEOM) to observe ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Verdict 2012 - Now That November Is Here!

    Concord Times, 5 November 2012

    Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, time stays. And here we go again. Time, they say, is like the wind: 'it lifts the light and leaves the heavy'. The political chronometer in Sierra ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Moyamba Takes the Lead - Political Parties, SLP Rally Against Election Violence

    Concord Times, 5 November 2012

    The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in collaboration with the District Office in Moyamba and various political parties including the main opposition SLPP and the ruling APC yesterday ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Election - Falling Short of Expectations

    Chatham House, 1 November 2012

    Sierra Leone goes to the polls on 17 November for its third election since the end of the brutal civil war that became famous for its blood diamonds and the role of Charles Taylor, ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Should the APC Use SLPP and Vice Versa?

    Concord Times, 5 November 2012

    To many compatriots, the All People's Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone Peoples' Party (SLPP) are two sides of the same coin. And in view of our country's recent past, to many ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Upcoming Polls Can Help Consolidate Peace - UN

    UN News Service, 23 October 2012

    Sierra Leone is making steady progress in rebuilding after a devastating civil war, United Nations officials told the Security Council today, adding that forthcoming elections are ... read more »