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Taking a look at Sierra Leone presidential candidates and issues

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A Sierra Leonean casts her vote in the first round of elections, 2012
A Sierra Leonean casts her vote in the first round of elections, 2012 Reuters/Joe Penney

Sixteen presidential candidates are campaigning in Sierra Leone for the country's top position as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress Party steps down after two terms. Voters will go to the polls on March seventh to pick their next leader. RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto speaks to Lans Gberie, a Sierra Leone political analyst with Martello Risk group, who outlines the top candidates and the issues voters want them to tackle.

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