Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr – the tree-planting mayor of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown

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The inter-party rivalry also has darker undertones as shown in the BBC documentary, when Ms Aki-Sawyerr, her daughter and campaign team were filmed huddled on the ground in the APC headquarters on the day of the election while shots and tear gas were fired at the building. A woman died in the violence.

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