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The importance of the quality of goods to be consumed and of the packaging that protects them cannot be underestimated and is in fact paramount for their successful export to global and regional markets. Sierra Leone has long recognised that the poor...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the broad economic impact of the outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014–15 on the three countries at the epicentre of the crisis –Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone – with particular focus on Sierra Leone,...
  • 12 Mar 2013
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 52
The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Sierra Leone National and Local Council Elections, held 17 November 2012. The Group was led by Olara Otunnu, former Foreign Prime Minister of Uganda, and comprised nine eminent persons in total....
  • 01 Jan 1996
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 74
These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political...
The Republic of Sierra Leone gained political independence in 1961 and in that same year joined the Commonwealth. The President of Sierra Leone is the Head of State, the supreme executive authority and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The...
The 2012 National and Local Council Elections were to consolidate the democratic gains made since the end of the civil war in 2002. These elections were the third conducted since 2002 and, significantly, the first which Sierra Leone had administered...
The constitution of Sierra Leone guarantees freedom of speech and this is reflected in a general climate of press freedom in the country. Journalists, however, are poorly trained and adherence to professional standards is lacking. News media is...
The Election Observer Missions of AU, Carter Center,Commonwealth, ECOWAS,EU and WSR to the 2012 Sierra Leone National and Local Council Elections, headed by His Excellency Dr Amos Sawyer,His Excellency Rupiah Banda,Mr Olara Otunnu, Air Vice-Marshall...
On Saturday 17 November 2012, Presidential, Parliamentary, Mayor/Chairperson and Local Council Elections took place across the Republic of Sierra Leone. Polling was scheduled to take place from 0700 to 1700 in 9,493 polling stations located at some...
Sierra Leone is a democratic state run by the arms of Government that include the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary. The Executive is headed by the President who is elected by popular vote (and must achieve 55% of the poll) for a five year term...
I am pleased to confirm that the full complement of the Commonwealth Observer Group, (COG) has now arrived in Sierra Leone and has formally begun its mission.
The Commonwealth will observe Sierra Leone’s National and Local Government Elections on 17 November 2012. Former Ugandan Foreign Minister Olara Otunnu will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group, which will be made up of nine observers, supported by...
In accordance with the official elections timetable of the NEC of Sierra Leone, the official campaigns for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Councils’ elections were to take place from 15 October 2012 to 15 November 2012;
Following an invitation from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, constituted an Observer Group for the 17 November 2012 National and Local Council Elections...
Following an invitation from the Government of Sierra Leone, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, constituted an Observer Group, which has been present in the country since 11 November. I am honoured to have served as Chair of the Group ...
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