Sierra Leone News: Appealing to youth to prevent election violence

Violence during elections is common in many countries. On Thursday 18 October 2017, at National Stadium hostel in Freetown, the National Youth Commission in partnership with Child Fund, Sierra Leone engaged youth on non-violent elections in the upcoming March 7 election.

The flag of Sierra Leone consists of three horizontal green, white and blue bands.

Although the nature of violence recorded in past elections in Sierra Leone is less severe to that of other countries, the need to prevent violence in the 2018 general elections has become a concern for both the international and local communities. Sierra Leone has a long history of youths’ involvement in election-related violence.

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