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RADIO INTERVIEW: Paul Lovejoy on the Sierra Leone elections.

RADIO INTERVIEW: Paul Lovejoy on the Sierra Leone elections.

People in Sierra Leone headed to the polls last week to elect their new president. This was the third election since the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war which ended in 2002. But it’s the first election run entirely by the Sierra Leoneans themselves. Unlike other countries in the Northern Africa that have experienced similar civil conflicts, Sierra Leone seems to be making remarkable process. Their political parties remain relatively corruption free and the trip the polls last week was peaceful. I spoke with Paul Lovejoy, Canada’s Research Chair in African Diaspora History about the positive steps being taken in a region marred by violence, corruption and tragedy. Listen to the interview here: People in Sierra Leone headed to the polls last week to elect their new president. This was the third election since the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war which ended in 2002. But it’s the first election run entirely by the Sierra Leoneans themselves. Unlike other countries in the Northern Africa that have experienced similar civil conflicts, Sierra Leone seems to be making remarkable process. Their political parties remain relatively corruption free and the trip the polls last week was peaceful. I spoke with Paul Lovejoy, Canada’s Research Chair in African Diaspora History about the positive steps being taken in a region marred by violence, corruption and tragedy. Listen to the interview here: http://laurenwaldhuter.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/interview-paul-lovejoy-o...

People in Sierra Leone headed to the polls last week to elect their new president. This was the third election since the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war which ended in 2002. But it’s the first election run entirely by the Sierra Leoneans themselves. Unlike other countries in the Northern Africa that have experienced similar civil conflicts, Sierra Leone seems to be making remarkable process. Their political parties remain relatively corruption free and the trip the polls last week was peaceful. I spoke with Paul Lovejoy, Canada’s Research Chair in African Diaspora History about the positive steps being taken in a region marred by violence, corruption and tragedy. Listen to the interview here: People in Sierra Leone headed to the polls last week to elect their new president. This was the third election since the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war which ended in 2002. But it’s the first election run entirely by the Sierra Leoneans themselves. Unlike other countries in the Northern Africa that have experienced similar civil conflicts, Sierra Leone seems to be making remarkable process. Their political parties remain relatively corruption free and the trip the polls last week was peaceful. I spoke with Paul Lovejoy, Canada’s Research Chair in African Diaspora History about the positive steps being taken in a region marred by violence, corruption and tragedy. Listen to the interview here: http://laurenwaldhuter.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/interview-paul-lovejoy-o...