Sierra Leone: More Police for Potential Hotspots During Polls

Sierra Leone police are deploying more personnel to potential hotspots to ensure the weekend's election is free of violence.
Photo: AllAfrica

Riot police in Freetown (file photo).

  • Sierra Leone:  U.S.-U.K. Joint Statement On Sierra Leone Elections

    United States Department of State, 13 November 2012

    Following is the text of a November 13 joint statement by the United States of America and the United Kingdom on the presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone. read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  EU EOM Chief Observer to Follow Election Preparations and Campaign in Kono and Bo

    EU Election Observation Mission - Sierra Leone, 12 November 2012

    The Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Sierra Leone, Mr. Richard Howitt, is traveling to Kono tomorrow to get the pulse of the political ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Elections - Sampling Opinions in the Diamond-Rich East

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 13 November 2012

    On 17 November Sierra Leone will head to the polls as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress (APC) and his main rival Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Profile of Leading Candidates in November 17 elections

    African Elections Project, 12 November 2012

    It is no mirage that  sierra Leone’s Presidential, Parliamentary and local council elections slated November 17 is a straight battle between incumbent President Ernest ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  One Stop Online Platform for Sierra Leone November 17 Election Information

    African Elections Project, 13 November 2012

    As Sierra Leone November 17 general elections is fast approaching, there are a number of interesting online platforms reporting on the elections including ... read more »


  • Elections in Sierra Leone

    JHR News
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    1 October 2012

    This November Sierra Leone will hold its third national election since the end of their civil war. And while the war may be over, the risk of ... see more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Few Women To Contest November Polls

    African Elections Project, 9 November 2012

    With barely a week to Sierra Leone’s elections slated for November 17, Only 38 women out of a total of 586 candidates will contest parliamentary seats and the blame for this ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo Intervention Heats Up Sierra Leone Presidential Race

    Daily Trust, 11 November 2012

    In 2007, barely a month after the end of the Nigerian elections that brought his successor Umaru Musa Yar'adua to power, former President Obasanjo flew into Sierra Leone on the May ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  President Ernest Bai Koroma Commissions More Projects On the Eve of Elections

    Sierra Leone Government, 8 November 2012

    His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has said he needs to give proper closure to the programmes as contained in the "Agenda for Change" as he prepares for the implementation of the ... read more »

  • 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 »

  • Uganda:  UPC Boss Otunnu to Monitor Sierra Leone Polls

    New Vision, 8 November 2012

    Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma has appointed Uganda People's Congress president (UPC), Dr.Olara Otunnu to head the group's observer mission for the Sierra Leone ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Nation Prepares for Final Presidential Debate

    African Elections Project, 8 November 2012

    As a way of raising the level of political campaign and democratic consciousness, the Sierra Leone Elections Debate Group (SLEDG) will today host the final round of the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Olara Otunnu to Observe Sierra Leone Elections

    The Independent, 8 November 2012

    The president of Uganda People's Congress, Olara Otunnu, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group on Nov 17, in monitoring both National and Local Government Elections. read more »

  • West Africa:  African Union Commission to Send Observer Mission to Three Countries

    African Elections Project, 6 November 2012

    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission has approved the deployment of the African Union Election Observers Mission (AUEOM) to observe elections taking place in Sierra ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Light Policing 'A Good Sign for a Peaceful Election', EU EOM Chief Observer Says

    EU Election Observation Mission - Sierra Leone, 25 October 2012

    Following the first phase of electioneering for the forthcoming Sierra Leone elections, the light policing at campaign rallies has been described as "a good sign for a peaceful ... 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 »