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MAADA BIO WINS SIERRA LEONE PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF ELECTION

Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio won a narrow victory in a run-off election to become Sierra Leone’s next president, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced on Wednesday. Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) won 51.81 percent of votes cast in the March 31 poll, defeating former foreign …

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BOTSWANA PRESIDENT APPOINTS SLUMBER TSOGWANE AS VICE PRESIDENT

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has appointed Mr Slumber Tsogwane as his vice, the government confirmed on its online page. Mr Tsogwane, 58, was Wednesday sworn-in as the Republic of Botswana’s 9th vice-president. President Masisi, 55, was also expected to appoint his new cabinet soon, following his inauguration as Botswana’s fifth …

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SIERRA LEONE: GOVERNMENT SLAMS TOP OPPOSITION FIGURE FOR FAKE INFO.

Sierra Leone government through the Ministry of Defense (MOD) has slammed a top opposition figure for suggesting that there was a plan to assassinate leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Julius Maada Bio. In a press statement issued on Monday, April 2, the Office of the …

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SIERRA LEONE PRESIDENTIAl RUNOFF: BALLOT COUNT STILL IN PROGRESS

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Ballot counting is underway in Sierra Leone after voters went to the polls on Saturday for the presidential runoff election. Current president Ernest Bai Koroma is stepping down this year after serving two five-year terms. Voters cast ballots for the ruling All Peoples Congress Party’s presidential candidate, Samura Mathew Wilson …

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SIERRA LEONE TEMPORARILY SHUTS DOWN INTERNET AHEAD OF POLL RESULTS

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Multiple reports indicate that Sierra Leonean authorities temporarily shut down the internet after close of polls in the presidential runoff. The service has since been restored as at Sunday morning. The shutdown was also corroborated by internet censorship outfit, Open Observatory Network Interference (OONI). The group said according to google …

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BOTSWANA GETS NEW PRESIDENT

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The Southern African nation of Botswana has sworn-in its new president in person of Mokgweetsi Masisi. The 55-year-old becomes the country’s 5th president. He took the oath of office before the country’s national assembly in the presence of the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament and his immediate predecessor, Seretse …

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