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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Polls in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone () -- Voters frightened away from the polls by rebel attacks and gunfire in the capital were given another chance to cast their ballots Tuesday.


The military regime declared the day a national holiday and ordered the polls re-opened.


On Monday, people of this West African nation took to the polls for the first time in a decade to choose a civilian president and parliament. A rebel attack, which killed three people and wounded seven people in Bo Town, the country's second-largest city, and gunfire in the streets of the capital Freetown suspended voting for several hours.