Sierra Leone’s outgoing president has appealed for calm and placed the police on alert as the results of Saturday’s polls are counted. “I have instructed the police… to deal firmly with any threats to the peace and security,” Ahmad Tejan Kabbah said in a statement on national radio. He made the comments as supporters of rival candidates used unofficial results to claim victory. The poll is the second since the end of a civil war that killed thousands. (BBC)

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