Elections in Sierra Leone

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the increased interest in the topic of the elections in Sierra Leone.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue: Democracy, elections, electoral systems, parliament, political behaviour, political participation, political parties, politicians, politics, presidency, voting

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the elections in Sierra Leone. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. These links are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet, where more web links to sites related to the Sierra Leone and the elections sector can be found.

National electoral commission (NEC), Sierra Leone

The commission organizes and supervises all elections, registers political parties and monitors their organizations and more.

Selected online articles and reports

"Sierra Leone : fighting gender bias ahead of elections" (5 March 2007) by bsalimova at International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics).

"Sierra Leone elections on track, but assistance still needed – Ban Ki-moon" (10 May 2007) an article from UN News Centre. Ban Ki-Moon points on the importance of following the human rights, especially for women and children, and the international community has to support the election.

"Supporting the Sierra Leone elections" (7 March 2007). An article, from BBC World Service Trust, about empowering individuals to participate in the elections and supporting it to be free, fair and peaceful.

"Västafrika demokratiseras" (29 May 2007) by Agneta Lijeqvist at the SVT website. An article about the West African development  towards free elections. (In Swedish)

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