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Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone’s electoral body announced on the eve of a presidential run-off on Monday that the vote would be delayed until Saturday after losing days of preparation due to a court order. The country’s High Court had earlier lifted an injunction imposed on Saturday that halted the runoff until further notice, after considering a fraud complaint filed by a lawyer linked to the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC). The National Electoral Commission (NEC) said more time was needed “due to logistical delays resulting from the injunction” and calledRead More
Sierra Leone's opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio on Sunday accused outgoing leader Ernest Bai Koroma of attempting to derail Tuesday's presidential run-off through the courts to keep his party in power.Read More
Sierra Leone is due to go the polls on Tuesday to pick a new president, but a court case could delay the vote following a campaign marked by violence and ethnic divisions.Read More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone is due to go the polls on Tuesday to pick a new president, but a court case could delay the vote following a campaign marked by violence and ethnic divisions. The West African nation’s 3.1 million voters will choose between the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara and opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) contender Julius Maada Bio. Bio, a former junta leader, won by just 15,000 votes in the March 7 first round, but failed to attain the 55 percent of ballots neededRead More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone’s opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio on Sunday accused outgoing leader Ernest Bai Koroma of attempting to derail Tuesday’s presidential run-off through the courts to keep his party in power. The High Court on Saturday ordered the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to halt preparations for the vote until an election fraud complaint lodged by a lawyer linked to the ruling party is resolved. Bio, who won the March 7 first round by a slim margin for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), is due to run againstRead More
Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday issued an order to halt Tuesday's presidential run-off until it resolves a legal dispute filed by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.Read More
Sierra Leone's High Court issued an order to halt Tuesday's presidential run-off until it resolves a legal dispute filed by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.Read More
Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for a March 27 presidential run-off following a legal filing by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.Read More
Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for a March 27 presidential run-off following a legal filing by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.Read More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone’s High Court on Saturday issued an order to halt Tuesday’s presidential run-off until it resolves a legal dispute filed by a lawyer linked to the ruling party. Tensions are high ahead of the vote with a campaign marked by violent attacks and intimidation against politicians and supporters, along with an increase in inflammatory tribal rhetoric. The order prevents the National Electoral Commission (NEC) from going ahead with the vote until “the hearing and determination of this court”, and also prevents the body from undertaking preparations includingRead More