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Counting has begun in Sierra Leone following a largely peaceful general election dominated by voters' desire for better economic conditions and an end to corruption.
Sierra Leone's outgoing leader has defended the presidential candidate widely seen as his handpicked successor amid accusations of personal interference, and hit out at opponents of an election day vehicle ban.
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.
West African leaders are to head to Gambia to try to persuade incumbent President Yahya Jammeh to agree "to leave office" after his defeat at the ballot box, a Senegalese foreign ministry source says.
Sierra Leone's president has fired two ministers in a move that has calls for new ministers by the public.
Another woman has tested positive for Ebola in a northern Sierra Leone village already under quarantine after the death of a woman a week ago.
The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will attend the conference at the UN, hoping to raise $3.2bn to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.
Sierra Leone's opposition party is considering impeachment proceedings against the president and says it will refuse all co-operation with the government after the vice president was sacked.
Sierra Leone’s fired president says his removal by the president is unconstitutional, and he will challenge it in the country’s supreme court.
Sierra Leone's vice-president has appeared in public for the first time since his residence was stormed by soldiers, insisting that he is not in danger and suggesting that he has not been in hiding.
The ruling party candidate seeking to succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma as Sierra Leone's president has claimed that he is his boss's "biggest legacy" to the country as election campaigning wrapped up.
South Africa has pledged R8 million to assist the west African country of Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has been "very receptive" to a delegation of west African leaders, who are expected to urge the long-ruling leader to step down following a poll defeat.
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.
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 has launched an emergency operation to prevent a serious spread of Ebola after two patients escaped for several hours from a treatment centre.
Sierra Leone's president has declared a curfew and other restrictions in Ebola-hit areas.
Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed and sworn in a new vice president, the presidency says, a day after the sacked deputy vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Sierra Leone’s president has fired his vice president, who was kicked out of their political party earlier this month on accusations of fomenting and trying to form a new party.
The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola have called for more aid to eradicate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels.
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