Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone unearths 476-carat gem in new diamond find

2017-11-12 12:09

Sierra Leone says Saturday miners have unearthed a huge 476-carat diamond, eight months after an even more valuable find in the country's diamond-rich east.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

Sierra Leone awaits 27 citizens being deported from US

2017-10-17 21:00

Sierra Leone's government says it has issued the necessary documents and awaits the arrival of 27 citizens being deported from the United States for drug crimes and other offenses.

Sierra Leone's 709 carat diamond lands in Antwerp for sale

2017-10-03 18:01

Media in Sierra Leone report that a 709-carat diamond found in the country's eastern Kono District has been taken by a sales team from the National Minerals Agency to Antwerp, Belgium

Sierra Leone agrees to accept 27 citizens deported from US

2017-09-14 06:11

Sierra Leone's government says it will accept 27 of its citizens being deported from the United States because of various crimes.

NGOs warn credibility of Sierra Leone elections at risk

2017-09-01 09:33

Irregularities in voter registration efforts in Sierra Leone, coupled with growing fears of intimidation of opposition groups, threaten to damage the credibility of national elections set for early next year, several NGOs have warned.

Guinea finds bodies of 19 'S Leone landslide victims'

2017-08-30 12:35

Authorities in Guinea say they have found at least 19 bodies believed to have washed up from neighbouring Sierra Leone following catastrophic flooding and mudslides there.

LATEST: Over 1 000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides, officials say

2017-08-28 06:06

A local leader and a minister in Sierra Leone say more than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit the African nation's capital nearly two weeks ago.

WATCH: Week-long national mourning in Sierra Leone comes to an end

2017-08-25 12:32

A week of national mourning has ended in Sierra Leone, after a mudslide killed around 500 people in the capital, Freetown.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Grace Mugabe, Sierra Leone

2017-08-25 08:30

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists has apologised to South Africans over Grace Mugabe's "wrath", and SA government has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.


Red Cross: $6m in Ebola funds went missing from fraud

2017-11-05 09:10

Red Cross officials say nearly $6m meant to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa went missing because of suspected fraud.

Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in NY auction

2017-10-18 11:00

Sierra Leone says it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past.

Two experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

2017-10-12 16:30

Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, according to the results of a major clinical trial.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

2017-09-20 18:33

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally.

Sierra Leone mudslide was a man-made tragedy that could have been prevented

2017-09-06 19:58

Unless urban planning is taken seriously in Sierra Leone, there's a risk that similar disasters like the mudslides could occur with potentially more devastating consequences, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-31 08:30

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has marched to show support for under fire First Lady Grace Mugabe, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-28 20:48

President Robert Mugabe has launched an indirect attack on white South Africans, and More than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital.

Sierra Leone mudslide: Death toll nears 500 people and 810 missing

The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone's capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 with 810 people listed as missing, the government said on Thursday.

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Under-reported: Sierra Leone's overflowing morgues

2017-08-25 11:01

A journalist narrates all about the Sierra Leone mudslides that killed almost 500 people and displaced many.

At least 500 dead, 810 missing in Sierra Leone disaster

2017-08-24 21:00

The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone's capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 and 810 people are listed as missing, the government has said.

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