Sierra Leone


Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone

2017-03-24 13:00

Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo.

S Leone govt pledges transparency on auction of massive 706-carat diamond

2017-03-16 22:24

The government of Sierra Leone has pledged to hold a transparent auction for a massive 706 carat diamond unearthed by pastor Emmanuel Momoh in a nation once tainted by "blood diamonds".

Sierra Leone anti-corruption activist takes on parliament

2017-03-07 20:00

Since he accused Sierra Leone's parliament of diverting public funds from some of the world's poorest people, including Ebola crisis victims, Abdul Fatoma's life has taken a dark turn.

'Fearful' Gambians flee 'looming political violence'

2017-01-16 14:46

Gambians fearful of a looming political violence are reportedly fleeing the tiny west African nation's capital Banjul, as the deadline for long-time leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power nears.

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader

2017-01-13 15:16

Nigerian legislators have voted to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections.

Sierra Leone slashes spending in huge austerity drive

2016-10-04 20:21

Sierra Leone has announced it will slash spending across the board and freeze all government projects to stabilise its finances following a prolonged economic slump.

Two girls die after circumcisions

2016-08-19 12:00

A teenage girl has died after undergoing a botched female circumcision in Sierra Leone, just days after the death of a 10-year-old girl in Guinea.

Sierra Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

2016-08-10 09:24

Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes.

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.

 

Student dies in violent Sierra Leone university protests

2017-03-24 18:31

A student has been killed and several others injured at a university near Sierra Leone's southern city of Bo after police fired tear gas and live bullets during protests over a lecturers' strike, say police sources.

Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find

2017-03-24 10:56

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond in village

2017-03-16 18:19

Sierra Leone's government says a pastor in the country's Kono district has found and turned in the largest uncut diamond discovered in more than four decades in the west African country.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down

2017-01-14 17:30

No deal has been reached in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Lesotho

2016-11-09 19:32

Social media users mock Nigerian prophet TB Joshua over his inaccurate prophecy regarding the winner of the just ended US elections. Read this and more...

Sierra Leone police officers held over deadly protests

2016-08-27 09:28

A police official in Sierra Leone says three police officers have been detained and questioned in connection with the shooting deaths of two demonstrators.

Schoolboy shot dead by police at Sierra Leone protest

2016-08-17 06:30

A secondary school student and a street seller have been shot dead by security forces in northern Sierra Leone during a demonstration by youth angered by the relocation of a job training centre.

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.

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