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Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.“Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia,...

S/Leone president to return to work after covid-19 negative result after isolation

Sierra Leone president, Julius Maada Bio has tested negative for covid-19 after a 15-day solation, after his bodyguard tested positive to coronavirus, according to a message on his Twitter.“After my fifteen-day self-isolation period, all tests for #coronavirus are negative....

Chelsea star, Rüdiger buying masks for Sierra Leone traders

Sierra Leone national and Chelsea footballer Antonio Rüdiger has launched a campaign to raise money to buy face masks for market traders in Sierra Leone.Rüdiger says he hopes they will help protect them and stop the spread of coronavirus.He...

Sierra Leone president’s bodyguard tests positive to coronavirus

A bodyguard of Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has tested positive for coronavirus, forcing him into a 14-day self-isolation, according to reports from the country.Spokesman to the president confirmed the development to journalists and said the president is...

Sierra Leone to enter a 3-day lockdown after first 2 coronavirus cases

Sierra Leone is the latest African country to launch a nationwide attack against the deadly coronavirus after two unrelated people tested positive for the virus in the capital, Freetown.Sierra Leone's national COVID19 Coordinator, Brig (Rtd) Kellie Conteh, said a...

Sierra Leone ex-minister charged with treason after taking a gun to State house

A Sierra Leonean former minister has been charged with treason for walking into the president's house with a gun ahead of a meeting on coronavirus preparedness.Ex-Defence Minister Paolo Conteh was charged with 16 counts of treason in a Freetown...

Japanese tourists denied entry to Sierra Leone over coronavirus

Four Japanese tourists were on Wednesday barred from disembarking at Sierra Leone's main airport in the capital, Freetown, over suspicion of a possible coronavirus infection.The tourists were aboard a Kenya Airways flight from Liberia's capital, Monrovia.Sierra Leone's Civil Aviation...

Actor Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

Renowned British actor with Sierra Leone heritage, Idris Elba just announced that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is quarantining himself.In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he took the test after realising he'd been...

Sierra Leone ex-rebel spokesman arrested in Finland

A former rebel leader during the conflict in Sierra Leone, Gibril Massaquoi has been arrested in Finland, according to a Swiss organisation Civitas Maxima, that works to ensure justice for victims of war crimes.Mr. Massaquoi is being held over...

Deported from US to Sierra Leone but say they are from Caribbean

Saren Idaho said he has no connection to Sierra Leone and had never been to the country until he was deported there from the US six months ago."I know nobody here," lamented the 55-year-old father of two.Looking unwell and...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...