FREETOWN Sierra Leonean musician and activist Emmerson Bockarie is no stranger to controversy, having received death threats from all ends of the country's political spectrum over two decades and three successive governments. | Video
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FREETOWN, Aug 29 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.
FREETOWN Doctors in Sierra Leone, who are refusing to treat COVID-19 patients to press demands for bonus payments and more protective equipment, threatened on Tuesday to suspend care for other patients too if the dispute is not resolved by Sunday.
Freetown Doctors treating COVID-19 patients in Sierra Leone went on strike on Thursday over unpaid bonuses, leaving patients in some of the main treatment centres without care, healthworkers said.
FREETOWN Doctors treating coronavirus patients in Sierra Leone will go on strike within 24 hours after the government failed to pay promised allowances, their union said on Wednesday.