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Opposition leader takes charge in Sierra Leone
Opposition leader takes charge in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio secured his first term in office as a civilian Wednesday when he was declared the winner of a...
Sierra Leone: Flood survivors stuck in temporary shelters
Sierra Leone: Flood survivors stuck in temporary shelters
The two camps in the west of the capital should have been closed down in mid-November. That was the government's plan – to first provide...
Doubts about fire that destroyed Sierra Leone opposition's party offices
Doubts about fire that destroyed Sierra Leone opposition's party offices
Mohammed Kamarainba Mansaray is now considered by experts to be a major challenger to the ruling party, All People's Congress (APC). In the months...
Sierra Leone bans festive gatherings on Ebola fears
Sierra Leone bans festive gatherings on Ebola fears
The government of Sierra Leone has banned Christmas and New Year gatherings for fear the Ebola virus will spread to rural villages as people...
Sierra Leone's Ebola-hit Freetown is a city on edge
Sierra Leone's Ebola-hit Freetown is a city on edge
Death stalks the rain-lashed streets of Sierra Leone's capital, finally at peace after a decade of civil war but in the grip of a new and equally...
Blood diamond rebels face war-crimes verdict
Blood diamond rebels face war-crimes verdict
Sierra Leone's war crimes tribunal is set to hand down its verdict on Wednesday against three rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) leaders...
Court to rule on blood diamond rebels
Court to rule on blood diamond rebels
Sierra Leone's war crimes tribunal will hand down a verdict on Wednesday against three rebel RUF commanders accused of carrying out a spree of...
Sierra Leone beach bars demolished in tourism revamp
Sierra Leone beach bars demolished in tourism revamp
Demolition teams wielding axes and machetes this week smashed up popular beach bars, one still bearing a sign saying "Paradise", as part of an...
Severe floods hit Sierra Leonean capital
Severe floods hit Sierra Leonean capital
Several parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, were submerged in more than 1m of water on Friday after five hours of torrential rain, meteorologists here said....
Sierra Leone police seize 600kg of cocaine
Sierra Leone police seize 600kg of cocaine
Police in Sierra Leone said on Monday they had arrested seven foreigners, mostly from Latin America, and a number of Sierra Leoneans after seizing...
Court chases $375m from Charles Taylor's banks
Court chases $375m from Charles Taylor's banks
Prosecutors for Sierra Leone's war crimes court are trying to track down $375-million they say vanished from two United States bank accounts held...

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