INEF/sef: Development and Peace Blog

07.06.2023   Markus Bayer, Fiona Wilshusen Upcoming elections in Sierra Leone – a relapse to violence?

Elections are often the trigger for widespread violence, especially in new or less consolidated democracies. This also holds true for Sierra Leone where upcoming elections carry significant escalatory risks due to political polarisation and the presence of a large number of violent actors affiliated with the established political parties.

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