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Sierra Leone holds presidential debate ahead of March 7 polls.

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The top six candidates in Sierra Leone’s March 7 presidential elections held a debate on Thursday evening in the capital Freetown.

The debate offered the candidates the opportunity to woo voters at a time when political campaigning across the West African country is at its peak.

The elections body has disclosed that there are a total of sixteen parties that had filed to contest the presidency. The other ten parties had earlier attempted to place an injunction on the debate citing discrimination.

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All six parties had their registered candidates showing up at the event. Questions fielded by ace journalist who works for the BBC centered around human development, the economy and national cohesion.

The parties that participated included the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) led by immediate past foreign affairs minister, Samura Kamara. Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) main opposition led by Rtd Brig. Gen. Julius Maada Bio – a former military Head of State.

The other four were the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) – breakaway from ruling APC (led by Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray). Coalition for Change (C4C) – another APCbreakaway led by Samuel Sam – Sumana – a former Vice President sacked by outgoing Koroma.

The National Grand Coalition (NGC) – a breakaway from main opposition SLPP led by Kandeh Yumkella, former U.N. senior official and Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) led by Musa Tarawally, a businessman.

Electoral campaigning was officially declared open by the Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission (NEC) on February 5, 2018.

The country is set to welcome a new leader as incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma leaves office after two terms. It is the fifth straight vote since return to multi-party elections but the third after the end of a civil war in 2002.

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PM Abiy reiterates Ethiopia’s decision over latest clampdown.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has finally spoken on ongoing anti-corruption and rights abuse clampdown stating that there was not going to be any backing down let alone retreat.

A statement from the Abiy’s office issued in Amharic tasked citizens to rally behind the development as a means of ridding the country of lawlessness and criminal elements.

State-affiliated FBC reported that the statement titled, ‘Let’s Fight (the) Cancer,’ said the government was bent on bringing people behind injustices to book.



The statement said the underlying objective of recent arrests was to get rid of Ethiopia criminals. “… criminals do not care about ethnicity, country, or morality; they only care for themselves.

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“The key to justice is to create a system for innocent citizens to live in freedom and dignity while criminals are held accountable and punished in accordance with the law,” the statement read in part.

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Since early this week, authorities have announced the arrest of over sixty former military and intelligence officials arrested in connection with rights abuse in prisons and gross corruption in the military run business conglomerate, Metals and Engineering Corporation, MetEC.

A former head of MetEC, Kinfe Dagnew; and a former intelligence chiefs, Tekleberhan Woldearegay and Yared Zerihun have all been detained and put before courts in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Head of security at the state monopoly, Ethio Telecom, Gudeta Olana, has also been arrested as has head of the entity and brother of ex-MetEC boss, Essayas Dagnew.

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New Zealand denies refusing refugees with holiday visas entry.

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Friday, rejected allegations that the country’s government was blocking refugees who wished to travel into the country from Nauru on visitor visas.

Nauru’s president, Baron Waqa, also claimed in an interview with Australian media that he had also personally brokered a deal for New Zealand to accept 80 refugees currently located on the island.



“It’s incorrect to say that there is some kind of agreement for 80 specific individuals to take residence or visit,’’ Ardern told media at the East Asia Summit in Singapore.

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“The request did not ask about whether refugees could visit New Zealand on holiday visas,’’ he added.

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The country assessed all applications for visitor visas on a case-by-case basis. This applies regardless of a person’s country of origin or nationality.

The country is under pressure to transfer the remaining 30 children from the island.

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