This book provides a comprehensive and readable account of of the management of Sierra Leone’s 2018 multi-tier elections, including the challenges and successes . It critically analyzes the political economy of elections management, civil society, security sector and party politics in a highly divided etho-regional bifurcation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is co-edited by Mr Mohamed N Conteh – Chief Electoral Commissioner of the National Electoral Commission and Dr. Idrissa Mamoud Tarawallie of the Department of Political Science, University of Sierra Leone. In addition to thirteen chapters on the electoral management process, challenges and success (by Mr Conteh), it has two specialist chapters; on the controversial role of civil society in the 2018 elections, by Dr. Idrissa Mamoud Tarawallie, a civil society activist and lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and another on the role of the Security Sector in the elections written by a practicing security expert, Mr Francis L Kelli of the Office for National Security (ONS). The book is useful to election practitioners, political parties, researchers on elections processes and the general reader.
Vikarn is such a character of Mahabharata, who, in spite of following the path of Dharma, kept on longing for his recognition for thousands of years only for being a Kaurava. The aim of the writer is to ensure him his most deserving honour through this book. The lovers of literature and all others should read this book at least once to learn a lesson from the life of Vikarn, that in what way immortality can be imparted to life following the path of Duty even in the difficult circumstances of life. While reading this book you will certainly get the lively feeling of the battle of Mahabharata.