The residence of the main opposition candidate was raided by police on Wednesday as counting began in Sierra Leone after a general election. Polls closed at 5pm on Tuesday as expected after the West African nation’s 3.1-million voters chose a new president, Parliament and local councils. Partial tallies are expected on Friday and complete results within two weeks.
Now is his moment of revenge against the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC). He waits quietly in line at the ballot box to deliver his vote for an opposition party. “The way they treated me… that did not go down well with me,” he said, echoing a common sentiment in Sierra Leone’s Regent community, where more than 400 people were suffocated or crushed in the disaster.
Sierra Leoneans voted in a general election on Wednesday to pick a new president in the impoverished West African country scarred by the Ebola crisis and the legacy of a brutal civil war. Dozens of people joined queues at a polling station in the capital Freetown as early as 3 am, four hours before the vote kicked off, amid frustration with the two parties that have alternated since independence.
@dlknowles This comment reminds me of time Jamie Oliver made a paella with chorizo. They still talk about that in Spain. (Secretly probably nothing but they train for like 3 years to cut it so probably don’t want to offend them)
Great results but would seem to require big increase in healthcare spending to achieve. Will/can Mali’s government do that? Reminds me of Liberia’s education pilot. Money poured into schools which then start getting great results, but no more $ to roll out nationwide. https://twitter.com/guardianafrica/status/974547077387579393
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