Losing candidate in S Leone presidential race appeals to Supreme Court

2018-04-12 19:19

Samura Kamara, the losing candidate in last month's presidential elections in Sierra Leone, has appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the result, just days after he congratulated the declared victor, Julius Maada Bio, according to documents seen

Sierra Leone's new leader pledges unity

2018-04-06 16:50

Sierra Leone's new president in an interview with The Associated Press is pledging to avoid the "ethnic cleansing" of clearing out government posts for his supporters.

Sierra Leone losing party intends to challenge vote results

2018-04-05 18:42

The man who lost Sierra Leone's presidential runoff vote says his party intends to challenge the results in court.

Sierra Leone swears in opposition leader as new president

2018-04-05 06:27

Sierra Leone's election commission has declared main opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio the country's new president and he has quickly taken the oath of office

Sierra Leone heads to polls after bitter campaign

2018-03-31 09:29

Voters in the West African state of Sierra Leone have been called out to vote in the final round of a presidential campaign marked by verbal sparring, sporadic violence and a last-minute legal battle.

Sierra Leone picks new president after court delay

2018-03-29 19:59

Sierra Leone chooses a new president following a delay caused by a ruling party-backed court case over alleged electoral fraud, spiking tensions following an already fractious campaign.

Sierra Leone cut down by war and Ebola

2018-03-29 13:01

The West African nation of Sierra Leone, among the world's poorest countries despite significant mineral wealth, has been scarred by a brutal civil war and the deadly Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone seeks to postpone runoff vote until Saturday

2018-03-27 11:30

Sierra Leone's election commission applied to delay Tuesday's runoff presidential vote until the weekend after a court on Monday lifted an interim injunction that had stalled preparations.

Sierra Leone election body alleges police intimidation

2018-03-22 20:30

Sierra Leone's election commission has alleged police are disrupting its activities ahead of a March 27 presidential run-off as a top polling official was summoned for questioning.

Sierra Leoneans choose among 16 presidential candidates

2018-03-07 12:19

Sierra Leone's voters are choosing a new president from among 16 candidates in a race that has sparked debate over dual nationality and eligibility for the country's highest office.


Court challenge filed against Sierra Leone election results

2018-04-12 17:03

A member of the losing political party has filed a legal challenge to Sierra Leone's presidential election, claiming irregularities and asking for a fresh vote.

Sierra Leone's new leader Bio starts work as president

2018-04-06 07:08

Sierra Leone's new president, the opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio, has began work on the transition of power after being declared winner of a bitterly-contested election run-off.

Julius Maada Bio: Sierra Leone's pugnacious former coup-maker

2018-04-05 12:37

Julius Maada Bio, 53, a former coup-maker who once apologised for exactions carried out by his comrades,has secured his first civilian term in office in Sierra Leone's presidential vote.

Sierra Leone's 'little gifts' incite fight against graft

2018-04-03 07:44

Whether you want to sit an exam, get electricity or just drive in town, life in Sierra Leone is punctuated by endless "little gifts" to those with power.

Samura Kamara: man of the shadows eyeing S Leone presidency

2018-03-29 21:18

Veteran politician Samura Kamara, seen as a shrewd political operator, hopes to take up the mantle of outgoing president Ernest Bai Koroma as his hand-picked successor.

Julius Maada Bio: Sierra Leone's pugnacious former coup-maker

2018-03-29 16:03

Julius Maada Bio, 53, a former coup-maker who once apologised for exactions carried out by his comrades, is taking a second stab at leading Sierra Leone as a civilian.

Sierra Leone to hold delayed presidential runoff on March 31

2018-03-28 06:01

Sierra Leone's electoral body has announced on the eve of a presidential run-off that the vote would be delayed until Saturday after losing days of preparation due to a court order.

Sierra Leone court halts preparations for presidential run-off

2018-03-24 19:33

Sierra Leone's High Court has 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.

Sierra Leone parties spar as vote count continues

2018-03-10 07:42

Sierra Leone's two main parties have traded verbal blows, with the opposition accusing the government of planning to announce an unconfirmed victory for its candidate in presidential elections.

Sierra Leone picks president in shifting political climate

2018-03-07 11:07

Sierra Leone is voting to pick a new president in a climate of voter frustration with the two parties that have ruled since independence.

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