Sierra Leone

Putrid poultry scramble sparks Sierra Leone spat

2016-07-24 20:50

A scramble by thousands of people for scraps of imported rotten chicken has sparked a huge stand-off between police and residents in Sierra Leone's capital.

Kidnapped Sierra Leonean diplomat freed in Nigeria

2016-07-06 12:01

Alfred Nelson-Williams released unharmed five days after his abduction in Nigeria, government officials say.

$40m ransom wanted for Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

2016-07-01 21:41

Kidnappers in northwest Nigeria have seized a diplomat from Sierra Leone and are demanding a $40m, that country's information minister and Nigerian workers at the embassy say.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone gets Mecca all clear

2016-06-24 21:22

Saudi Arabia's government has allocated 800 places to Sierra Leone for hajj pilgrims, lifting a two-year ban imposed due to the Ebola crisis, officials say.

PICS: Alone and at risk - Sierra Leone's baby-faced mothers

2016-05-11 13:25

Dizzy and sweating, 15-year-old Isatu Koroma sits with her eyes closed in the maternity ward in Sierra Leone where she has spent the last 10 days, as her tiny little daughter begins to cry.

Ebola health emergency over

2016-03-29 22:41

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency.

Sierra Leone president orders government reshuffle

2016-03-14 17:08

Sierra Leone's president has carried out the biggest cabinet reshuffle of his nine-year tenure.

Sierra Leone religious groups believe abortion law a lost battle

2016-03-03 21:26

As the president of Sierra Leone equivocates over signing a bill to extend abortion provision in a country with sky-high maternal mortality rates, its powerful religious authorities believe the battle against it is already lost.

Sierra Leone frees 55 from Ebola quarantine

2016-02-04 07:16

Only four people remained in quarantine in Sierra Leone on Wednesday after 55 others were declared free of the Ebola virus and released from hospital, officials and medical sources said.

Sierra Leone vaccinates people quarantined after Ebola death

2016-01-21 09:48

Sierra Leone authorities Wednesday announced a vaccination programme for people quarantined following a new Ebola death last week just as west Africa declared an end to the epidemic.


Nigeria arrests 11 after diplomat kidnapping

2016-07-12 20:34

Nigerian police say they have arrested 11 members of a daredevil gang after the kidnapping of a senior Sierra Leone diplomat to Abuja.

Kidnapped Sierra Leone diplomat 'alive and well'

2016-07-04 19:01

A senior Sierra Leonean diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria last week is alive and in good health, officials in Freetown say.

Man tries to set fire to Air France plane in S Leone

2016-06-28 15:27

A man tried to set fire to an Air France plane at Sierra Leone's biggest airport after gaining access to the aircraft without a passport or boarding card, a court has heard.

Water crisis hits Sierra Leone capital

2016-05-14 16:01

Sierra Leone's capital is in the grip of a fortnight-long drought that has forced residents to spend hours searching for water.

New Sierra Leone Ebola alert

2016-04-10 22:49

Sierra Leone has called for increased vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the Ebola virus after new cases in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea.

Sierra Leone begins destroying stockpile of 'unuseable' arms

2016-03-26 21:23

Police and military arms experts in Sierra Leone have begun destroying nearly 5 000 "unserviceable weapons" in an operation set to last two weeks.

Sierra Leone ministers fired after apparent fight

2016-03-10 07:59

Sierra Leone's president has fired two ministers in a move that has calls for new ministers by the public.

Latest Sierra Leone Ebola case cured

2016-02-09 21:40

Sierra Leone's most recent case of Ebola has been cured, but more testing is required before the latest outbreak can be seen as resolved.

Oxfam: $1.9bn in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

2016-01-31 22:14

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9bn in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11 000 people, Oxfam says.

Joy over Ebola victory crushed in Sierra Leone

2016-01-15 22:20

A new death from Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone just a day after west Africa celebrated the end of an outbreak which killed 11 000 people.

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