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Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura set to continue national team career

Umaru Bangura has been included in Sierra Leone's squad for their upcoming matches as he decides to continue his international career. Bangura, who plays for the former Swiss champions FC Zurich, was considering his international future after angry fans vandalised his house...

Sierra Leone 1st Lady takes ‘Hands Off Our Girls’ campaign to region

The Hands Off Our Girls campaign, an initiative of Sierra Leone 1st lady, her Excellency Madam Fatima Jabbie Bio, was relaunched on Friday 11th October 2019 in the northern region.Speaking to news men at Sierra Leone regional headquarter town...

Sierra Leone mom cry for help after giving birth to baby with big tumor on her head

The birth of a child in most African communities is always a thing of joy not only for the mother but the whole community at large. However, this was not the case of a 23 years old mother in...

Scores of trapped under a collapsed building in Sierra Leone

Scores of construction workers are believed to have been trapped under rubble after a building they were working on collapsed in Sierra Leone’s second largest city of Bo. Yusuff Moseray Suma a radio journalist in Makeni, Sierra Leone, who sent...

Sierra Leone toughens penalties against sexual violence

Sierra Leone’s parliament voted on Thursday to significantly increase prison sentences for rape, a move that follows the president’s declaration earlier this year that sexual violence constituted a national emergency. The new legislation sets a 15-year minimum sentence for rape,...

Sierra Leoneans sue gov’t say diamond mine polluted water

Sierra Leoneans living next to the country’s largest diamond mine are taking their government to West Africa’s regional court for failing to protect them from alleged environmental lapses by the company that runs it, a subsidiary of Octea Limited. The...

Sierra Leone sex worker killed after court testimony on friend’s murder

A post-mortem is being carried out on a sex worker who was murdered in Sierra Leone after giving evidence in the trial for the murder of another sex worker. Memuna Jabbie's throat was...

Court acquits Sierra Leone FA boss Isha Johansen of graft

Two former heads of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) were cleared of corruption charges on Monday after a high-profile case that led to a bustup with FIFA.Ex-SLFA president Isha Johansen, a...

Sierra Leone ex-president cries foul over change of guards

Sierra Leone's former President Ernest Bai Koroma - who stepped down last year after serving the maximum two terms in office - says he feels unsafe after being left without state security details.

Sierra Leone drops plans for China-funded airport

The Sierra Leonean government says it has cancelled a $400m contract with China to build a new airport. The aviation minister, Kabineh Kallon, told the BBC the facility wasn't necessary and the current...
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1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...