October 2021

Sierra Leone: National Electoral Commission deploys personnel believed to have SLPP connections to opposition strongholds ahead of crucial 2023 elections

  By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman Africanist Press has authenticated evidence from Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission’s (NEC), including documentation of recent promotions and postings of electoral staff. These documents show how the country’s elections management institution promoted more than 170 electoral personnel believed to be members and active supporters …

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Sierra Leone: Recent salary increases for Electoral Commission staff cast doubt over the possibility of a free and fair election in 2023

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman  Recent salary increases for electoral staff in Sierra Leone cast new doubt over the independence and credibility of the country’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) and its ability to organize free and fair elections in a country whose political environment is now increasingly marred by electoral …

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