Elections can not be completely peaceful – Goodluck Jonathan
30 March 2018 | 5:38 am
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonothan speaks to DW about his role as leader of the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) for the Sierra Leone elections.
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Sierra Leone's President, Julius Maada Bio, announces the abolition of the death penalty during a ceremony in Freetown after lawmakers approved the bill to abolish the capital punishment in July. Sierra Leone, which is still recovering after decades of civil war, had frequently come under fire from rights groups for keeping capital punishment on the books. Ninety-four people were living under a death sentence at the end of 2020, according to deputy minister of justice Umaru Napoleon Koroma.
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The explosion, in the capital, Freetown, happened as large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel. The oil tanker was damaged earlier in an accident with a bus.
12 Jan 2022
A half-volley by Kelechi Iheanacho sealed a 1-0 win for Nigeria against a lacklustre Egypt. Reigning champions Algeria's campaign to retain their title got off to an underwhelming start as they were held to a goalless draw by a spirited Sierra Leone. FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes is joined by sport editor Simon Harding and James Vasina to discuss all the action.
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Eyewitness video captures a person, believed to be a police officer, firing a handgun and tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Freetown.
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The newly passed equality act aims to tackle the massive imbalance between men and women in positions of power. It also guarantees at least 14 weeks of maternity leave.
We meet filmmaker Adenike Hamilton, who returned to her home country, Sierra Leone, to create her own version of her country's narrative.
A giant tree that towered over Sierra Leone's capital for centuries and symbolized freedom to its early residents crashed down overnight during a heavy rainstorm.
Advancing into next year's African Cup of Nations is on paper as simple as a victory in Sierra Leone but things could get complicated if the Super Eagles succumb to defeat on Sunday. Ayomide Sotubo previews the crunch clash, this is The Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
Saturday's election is considered by some analysts as very tight and too close to call, between the two leading candidates — incumbent Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio and opposition leader Samura Kamara.
The tally is being disputed by the opposition party, which accused the election commission of lacking transparency. Bio is running for a second term against 12 opponents, including his biggest rival Samura Kamara.
Incumbent President Julius Maada Bio declared winner of country's presidential elections. Bio on Tuesday was re-elected for a second term with 56.17% of the vote, according to the head of the electoral commission.
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