African leaders call for donors

2014-10-09 23:13

African leaders have chided the international community for its slow response to the Ebola crisis and appealed to the world to turn promises of aid into action on the ground.

Sierra Leone, China sign $8bn deal

2013-07-06 10:29

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma has signed deals for a new international airport, a railway and raft of other huge construction projects totalling $8bn during a recent visit to China.

Jonathan congratulates Koroma on re-election

2012-11-24 22:35

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma on his re-election for another five-year term.

Sierra Leone run-off election likely

2012-10-23 20:43

The US ambassador to Sierra Leone says a run-off election was likely as the west African country's two main parties both have strong support ahead of the 17 November presidential poll.

Sierra Leone - tighter controls on mining

2012-02-02 21:37

Delegates to a Sierra Leone development conference have urged the government of the mineral-rich nation to strengthen controls on foreign investment.


Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

2014-09-19 09:17

Sierra Leon has launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Sierra Leone ruling party wins again

2012-11-27 20:57

Sierra Leone's ruling All People's Congress has won a majority 67 of 112 seats in the country's parliament, official results from the National Electoral Commission show.

Sierra Leone's Koroma re-elected president

2012-11-23 21:16

Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma has been re-elected after sweeping presidential polls with 58.7% of the vote, with his rival Julius Maada Bio garnering 37.4%, the electoral body says.

Sierra Leone must explain assault weapons

2012-03-22 22:36

A top UN envoy has called on the impoverished Sierra Leone government to explain why it has imported several million dollars worth of assault weapons for a police paramilitary wing.

Cops quell Sierra Leone by-election riot

2012-01-16 22:34

Police used live bullets and tear gas to quell rioting between followers of Sierra Leone's ruling party and opposition where several people suffered stab wounds, police and witnesses say.

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