Ocnus.Net
News Before It's News
About us | Ocnus? |

Front Page 
 
 Africa
 
 Analyses
 
 Business
 
 Dark Side
 
 Defence & Arms
 
 Dysfunctions
 
 Editorial
 
 International
 
 Labour
 
 Light Side
 
 Research
Search

Dysfunctions Last Updated: Mar 3, 2018 - 2:41:51 PM


China Interferes In Sierra Leone 2018 Elections
By Kortor Kamara, SLPP Today, 3/2/18
Mar 3, 2018 - 2:40:25 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Social media videos and pictures of Chinese nationals clad in full APC party regalia, campaigning for the ruling party presidential candidate in the upcoming 2018 elections, represents the first sign of overt political interference of China or by any foreign power in Sierra Leone’s elections since independence.

https://youtu.be/RZHSlnQVVLE

This trend of Chinese people and government interference in African nation’s elections first reared its ugly head on the continent during the 2006 Zambia elections.

Just as in Zambia, the Chinese in Sierra Leone have had sizable unconscionable one-sided investments and contracts in mining, construction, fisheries, and entertainment under the current APC government, which they are determined to maintain should Samura Kamara win the presidency.

This blatant interference by Chinese nationals in the electoral process, including the construction of APC party offices throughout the country, Chinese material and financial assistance towards the upcoming elections, represents an unacceptable and reprehensible effort that requires all political actors and electoral management institutions to condemn in the strongest possible terms.

The crossing of this political Rubicon by the Chinese and APC led government is bound to engender Sierra Leonean resentment against the Chinese.   There is already a negative perception issue about Chinese interactions with ordinary Sierra Leoneans.  They are massively corrupting politicians and civil servants.   China’s citizens in Sierra Leone exhibit a pervasive lack of respect for Sierra Leoneans and, provide poor working conditions in their mines and industrial ventures.


Source:Ocnus.net 2018

Top of Page

Dysfunctions
Latest Headlines
Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city’s grand plan won’t save it
North Dakota Republican Who Sponsored Law Disenfranchising Native Americans Loses Election — To a Native American
Digging Up A New Story For Stalin
Egypt Declares its Success in Dismantling Islamist Militancy
Arron Banks profile: The Brexiteer, his Russian wife and their family runabout: MI5 SPY
Killer Politicians
Russian PMCs, War Veterans Running ‘Patriotic’ Youth Camps in the Balkans (Part2)
Space: Russian Decline Unstoppable
New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed
Alert: Don't Believe Everything You Read About the Migrant Caravan