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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is home, donates $101k

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has said that 'Sierra Leone is home' as he made a donation to the country's Free Quality Education initiative.Rudiger was born to Sierra Leonean parents in Germany and has gone onto play 30...

Liberia’s Council of Patriots leader Henry Costa arrested in Sierra Leone

Mr. Henry Costa, leader of Liberia Council of Patriots (COP) which organized mass protest against government of George Weah early this month, has been arrested in Freetwon, Sierra Leone.Information on how he was arrested is still scanty, however according...

Idris Elba homecoming (Sierra Leone visit) in pictures

Christmas came a week earlier for proud Sierra Leoneans who welcomed their son and world renowned actor Idris Elba who returned to his father's land for the first time in 47 years of his life.It was an activity packed...

Idris Elba first visit to father’s homeland – Sierra Leone

Renowned British actor and famed international show business personality Idris Elba is visiting Sierra Leone, the country of birth of his father, in what Tourism Minister Memunatu Pratt has described as a "homecoming".Despite this being a private visit, on...

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...
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After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold”...