‘We have the energy’: Historic political wins for women in Sierra Leone hampered by election disputes
Marion Kamara stepped out of the black gates of her compound, high on a hill in the Devil Hole area southwest of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.
With friends and supporters behind her, she carefully made her way down the rocky and muddy slope towards the secondary school she used to work in.
Kamara had made this journey many times before, but now she was a candidate for parliament. In her white skirt and matching peplum-style top dotted with sequins, along with bright red glasses and lipstick, she was immediately noticeable. Neighbours and wellwishers greeted her as she passed. Some asked for photographs.
Click here to read the full article published by The Irish Times on 10 July 2023.