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.


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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