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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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SIERRA LEONE TO HOLD RUN-OFF ELECTION ON SATURDAY

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Sierra Leone’s ruling party candidate Samura Kamara has pleaded with his supporters to remain calm ahead of the run-off with opposition leader Julius Maada Bio. The West African nation will hold a run-off election on Saturday to replace President Ernest Bai Koroma, after neither of the candidates secured enough votes …

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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SEEKS PERMANENT CEASEFIRE WITH BOKO HARAM.

Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, the country’s information minister said on Sunday. It is the first time in years the government has said it is talking to Boko Haram …

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Zambia: Opposition party seeks to impeach president Edgar Lungu

Zambia’s main opposition party filed a motion on Thursday seeking the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu, accusing him of constitutional breaches, the presidency said on Friday. The motion by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) got signatures from a third of the members of parliament in the 166-member …

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Opposition calls for suspension of senatorial elections in Ivory Coast.

The opposition in Ivory Coast has called for the suspension of the country’s senatorial elections scheduled for the 24th of March. Leader of the opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) Pascal Affi N’Guessan accused the government of violating the constitution by scheduling the senatoriales. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK He also claims to …

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Rivals clash as Sierra Leone poll runoff looms

Rival supporters clashed in Freetown on Saturday after early results from Sierra Leone’s presidential election indicated a runoff would be needed with no candidate set to secure the 55% required to win outright. With incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma standing down after two terms, his All Peoples Congress (APC) candidate Samura …

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