On March 7, 2018 the world’s first blockchain-backed presidential vote took place in Sierra Leone. As election suspense heightened, a Swiss blockchain startup, Agora, was working hard behind the scenes to help process and tally the results using blockchain technology. In this particular election, Agora utilized a custom permissioned blockchain technology that it has built over the last […]
Preliminary Statement of the EU EOM for the presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections in Sierra Leone
Preliminary Statement of the EU EOM Sierra Leone 2018 for the presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections held on 7 March, presented by the Chief Observer, Jean Lambert. This Preliminary Statement is delivered prior to the completion of the election process. The final assessment of the elections will depend in part on the conduct of […]
African Union Election Observation Mission to the 2018 General elections in the Republic OF Sierra Leone
COMMUNIQUE Freetown, 9 March 2018 I. INTRODUCTION The African Union deployed 40 observers including 8 long term observers who will continue to remain in the country to observe post-election developments. This Statement is made taking cognizance of the fact that the electoral process is still ongoing with votes being tallied. The Statement presents the Mission’s […]
Sierra Leone Votes: The Top Contenders Barring any last minute decision by the Supreme Court, Sierra Leone.
Barring any last minute decision by the Supreme Court, Sierra Leone will hold presidential, legislative and local government elections on March 7, 2018. This will be the fourth elections since the end of the civil war in 2002 and the first since the Ebola epidemic. The incumbent, Ernest Bai Koroma, having served two terms is […]