APC dethroned in Sierra Leone; Julius Maada Bio sworn in as president
The new leader briefly ruled the country as head of a military junta in 1996.
Cameroon army frees 18 hostages held in Anglophone region
The group was abducted on its way to the Twin Lakes in Mount Manengouba National Park.
Sierra Leone Poll: Heads of Int’l Observation Missions meet ahead result announcement
“This tension is what the heads of observation missions are resolved to douse.”
Sierra Leone presidential run-off: Vote counting commences
Voting closed 5p.m.
Voters in Sierra Leone return to polls for presidential run-off
Run-off vote is between opposition leader Julius Maada Bio and ruling party candidate Samura Kamara.
We’re ready for Saturday’s run off Poll – Sierra Leone NEC
The commission was deploying some 63,000 permanent and ad-hoc staff across the 11,122 polling stations.
Thousands of Ghanaians protest expanded military cooperation with U.S.
“They (the American military) become a curse everywhere they are, and I am not ready to mortgage my security.”
Sierra Leone Supreme Court postpones presidential election
The NEC requested the delay.
Sierra Leone High Court vacates interim injunction on Tuesday’s presidential run-off
The run-off will be between the opposition leader Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party and Samura Kamara of the ruling All People’s Congress
Ghana’s parliament ratifies deal granting “unimpeded” access to U.S. troops
According to the agreement, the Americans will use Ghana’s radio spectrum for free.
Gambia will ‘collapse’ if Nigerian professionals leave – VP
At about 30,000 strong, Nigeria also has by far the largest population of foreign nationals living in The Gambia.
Cameroon’s aging Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015
A letter calling his council of ministers to the Unity Palace did not reveal the agenda.
Sierra Leone Polls: Run-off declared as opposition candidate, Maada Bio, wins first round
The run-off between the ruling and opposition candidates will hold March 27
Sierra Leone’s electoral commission orders recount of ballots in 247 Polling Stations
The stations are located in 16 districts in the country
Opposition candidate leads in Sierra Leone with 75% result declared
NEC says recount of votes underway in some districts offices.
Sierra Leone election too close to call with half results in
The election looks set for a second round.
Sierra Leone Polls: Why we won’t announce results now – NEC
The general elections were held on Wednesday
Polls open in Sierra Leone general elections amidst calls for fairness
About 3.1 million voters are expected to choose amongst 16 candidates aiming to succeed President Ernest Bai Makoro.
3.17 million Sierra Leonean set to vote for new leaders
Election observers called for free, fair elections.
Jonathan urges credible, peaceful elections in Sierra Leone
The ex-Nigerian leader meets President Koroma, NEC, candidates and other stakeholders.