Sierra Leone

By benim
In African Union (AU)
Dec 10th, 2012
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By Stephen Lamony African states must take lead in prosecution of grave crimes rather than diluting the mandate of an over-stretched regional court. The three year old impasse between the African Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is being further complicated by plans to expand the...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Dec 6th, 2012
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Meet Kelvin Doe, an inspiring 15 year old from Sierra Leone who repurposes rubbish to create his own electronic gadgets. Known in his community as DJ Focus, because of his belief in focusing the mind to invent new things to better his own life and the lives of those in his community. Kelvin has attra...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Dec 3rd, 2012
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After many days of complaints and threats, the leader of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, Julius Maada Bio (photo), has finally met with President Ernest Koroma at State House in Freetown today to accept that he (Koroma) was the winner in the November 17, 2012 election. Since that election after...
By IndepthAfrica
In Documents
Nov 28th, 2012
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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made the following statement today: “Following the announcement by the National Election Commission (NEC) of the results of the presidential elections held on 17 November 2012, I wish to congrat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 28th, 2012
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by John Stremlau, SUCCESSFUL elections were held in Sierra Leone this month, another African good news story barely noted amid the headlines of the latest conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Middle East. But the 50-year sentence given to former Liberian head of state Charles Taylor ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Nov 28th, 2012
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press release President Jacob G Zuma congratulates President Ernst Bai Koroma on his re-election and swearing-in putting him at the helm of his country’s affairs. Noting the statement that was issued by the African Union Election Observer Mission on 19 November 2012, President Zuma and the peop...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 23rd, 2012
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Sierra Leone’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has won re-election with 58.7 percent of the vote, ahead of his top rival Julius Maada Bio on 37.4 percent, the West African state’s electoral body announced on Friday. Koroma has overseen an investment boom that could turn the country, still s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
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
In Sierra Leone
Nov 17th, 2012
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Voters crowded Freetown booths on Saturday as Sierra Leone chose a parliament and president. The polls are the third since the nation emerged from civil war in 2002 and shed the image of “blood diamonds.” UN envoy Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen said the West African nation’s vote was ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 16th, 2012
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Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live [View the story "Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live " on Storify]...