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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...

Freetown mayor Aki Sawyer’s stride in mitigating traffic congestion

Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is receiving a new lease of life in the area of traffic management, thanks to the dynamic leadership of the mayor, Her Worship Yvonne Aki Sawyerr.The persistent traffic congestion in the capital of...
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COVID-19 vaccine may start in Africa by first quarter 2021

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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...