Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

2015-01-23 14:30

Sierra Leone has lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic is retreating.

Sierra Leone launches fresh house searches for Ebola

2014-12-17 11:38

Sierra Leone will start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and impose internal travel restrictions as part of a new push to combat the epidemic, President Ernest Bai Koroma says.

Sierra Leone talk show host released from jail

2014-11-15 11:16

A journalist held in Sierra Leone since 3 November after a guest on his radio show criticised President Ernest Bai Koroma's handling of the Ebola outbreak, has been released from jail.

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone quarantines 1.2 million

2014-09-25 10:43

Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms, affecting 1.2 million people, the largest lockdown in west Africa in the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

2014-07-29 11:12

Sierra Leone's president has visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone

2014-03-27 11:06

The UN Security Council has lavished rare praise on Sierra Leone, a country once known for "blood diamonds" and rebels chopping limbs off innocent civilians.

Sierra Leone president reschedules US trip

2013-09-17 10:18

Sierra Leone’s president is rescheduling his trip to the US but no official reason has been given, as rumours about his health begin to swirl online.

Zuma congratulates S Leone's Koroma

2012-11-27 13:03

SA President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Republic of Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma on his re-election.

ICC asked to police Sierra Leone polls

2011-10-03 22:19

Sierra Leone wants the International Criminal Court to prosecute anyone who incites violence linked to next year's presidential election.

Koroma heads to Ivory Coast

2010-12-28 13:40

A delegation of African leaders have begun heading for Ivory Coast to confront Laurent Gbagbo and demand he step down from the presidency before he is forced out.

Free health care for moms, kids

2010-04-28 10:38

Sierra Leone will provide free health care to children under five and their mothers, says president Ernest Bai Koroma.


UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain

2015-01-16 09:23

At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the UN’s Ebola chief says.

Sierra Leone president cancels 3-day business shutdown

2014-11-28 18:53

Sierra Leone's president has overruled a municipal decision to shut down businesses in the capital for three days, a measure aimed at curbing the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Ebola worse than terrorism - Sierra Leone leader

2014-09-26 09:36

The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma says the deadly Ebola virus is "worse than terrorism", as President Barack Obama urged the world to do more to tackle the disease.

Ebola - Sierra Leone's very essence in danger

2014-08-04 20:48

Sierra Leone's president has appealed to the people of the Ebola-hit west African country to fight together against the deadly epidemic.

S Leone leader sacks chief of staff over timber deals

2014-06-10 10:08

Sierra Leone’s president has sacked his chief of staff, accusing him of lack of transparency in a mining deal and involvement in the illegal export of timber from the country, a statement says.

Stop imposing gay rights on Africa – S Leone

2014-03-03 08:47

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has reportedly taken a swipe at the West for "imposing" gay rights on Africa, adding laws on homosexuality should be the decision of individual countries.

Obama set to meet African leaders

2013-03-28 19:34

President Barack Obama is set to meet leaders from four sub-Saharan African nations to stress the need to develop democratic institutions on a continent scarred by poverty and unrest.

Sierra Leone leader 'not soft on corruption'

2012-11-13 09:39

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has denied accusations he is soft on corruption, in a last-minute defence before November 17 elections in which he is seeking a second term.

Hurt Sierra Leone candidate returns

2011-09-19 21:20

An official says that Sierra Leone's top opposition presidential candidate has returned home after receiving medical treatment in Ghana.

Job crisis among S Leone youths

2010-09-23 10:47

The president of Sierra Leone says his country remains plagued by joblessness among young people, but expressed hope for possible ways out of the country’s dismal poverty.

Invest in S Leone - Blair

2009-11-19 09:52

Former British PM Tony Blair has encouraged foreign investment in Sierra Leone saying the country has recovered from its tribunal civil war.

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