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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 president in an interview with The Associated Press is pledging to avoid the "ethnic cleansing" of clearing out government posts for his supporters.
The man who lost Sierra Leone's presidential runoff vote says his party intends to challenge the results in court.
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
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 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.
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'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'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 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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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, 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'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'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'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 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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