Election

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Nov 19th, 2012
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The election in Sierra Leone is over and by all indication the ruling APC will form the majority in parliament as well. With few votes left to be counted, Ernest Koroma is heading for almost 65 percent of the total votes cast. According to radio stations and Daily Mail reporters in Sierra Leone, Pres...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 16th, 2012
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Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live [View the story "Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live " on Storify]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By economist POSTERS plaster Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. With an election on November 17th, candidates are vying for votes. President Ernest Bai Koroma is bidding for re-election with snappy slogans such as “When Music is Nice We Play it Twice” and “De Pa Dae Woke”, which means “The Father...
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Nov 15th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Comments from so-called NDC functionaries urging President Mahama to boycott next Tuesday’s debate under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs are annoying, to say the least. Leading the pack of those elements howling for a boycott is Alhaji Bature of the Alhaj n...
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Nov 15th, 2012
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By Fran Blandy Sierra Leoneans vote on Saturday in the country’s third election since the end of a brutal civil war, a high-stakes poll billed as a litmus test of the mineral-rich nation’s democratic credentials. The election will be the first since the end of the 11-year war in 2002 to b...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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By Kissy Agyeman-Togobo There’s just 25 days to go before Ghana holds its hotly anticipated presidential and legislative elections, the nation’s sixth round of multi-party elections. The political environment could not be more polarised. Billboards are adorned with party colours of the main contender...
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Nov 14th, 2012
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While the Ghana Election 2012 is slowly coming to a close, I ‘m tempted to ask how much has been said about the 1992 Constitution? This question has become necessary because the constitution is an albatross hanging on our neck. Instead to be a living-document of hope to promote progress it has rather...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 13th, 2012
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By Peter Penfold On 17 November Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls in presidential, parliamentary and local elections. Over a decade ago, after years of turmoil and unrest, Sierra Leoneans were encouraged to embrace democracy as the means of restoring peace and reviving this once flourishing West A...
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Nov 12th, 2012
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By Phyllis D. Osabutey, IT IS … days to election 2012. The anxiety of Ghanaians increase by the day, as the election approaches. Every day, the airwaves are filled with political discussions in both English and local languages. There are also individual discussions among various groups of peopl...
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Nov 12th, 2012
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Kwali – Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, the Chairman of Partners for Electoral Reform, an NGO, has called for the removal of the authority vested in the President to appoint INEC’s Chairman and Commissioners. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sections 153 and 154 of the 1999 Constitution empowere...