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Sierra Leone's fishing ban to replenish stocks yields little

Apr 29 2019

TOMBU, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone is nearing the end of a one-month ban on industrial fishing that local fishermen hoped would replenish stocks but whose impact has been limited by its short span and the financial muscle of foreign companies. | Video

Jane Goodall returns to Sierra Leone chimp sanctuary fighting the odds

Feb 28 2019

FREETOWN Jane Goodall visited a chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone on Thursday that has taken on the veteran primatologist's mission to protect the animals threatened by deforestation, disease and hunting. | Video

Sierra Leone's president declares 'rape scourge' a national emergency

Feb 08 2019

FREETOWN The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency. | Video

Sierra Leone's sick suffer untreated as doctors strike

Dec 13 2018

FREETOWN Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in pain in a half-empty hospital ward waiting to be seen. | Video

Sierra Leone's sick suffer untreated as doctors strike

Dec 13 2018

FREETOWN Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in pain in a half-empty hospital ward waiting to be seen. | Video

Sierra Leone's sick suffer untreated as doctors strike

Dec 13 2018

FREETOWN, Dec 13 Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in pain in a half-empty hospital ward waiting to be seen.

Sierra Leone ruling against palm oil company will empower communities: campaigners

Nov 12 2018

MAKENI, Sierra Leone (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court ruling in Sierra Leone that ordered an international palm oil company to return a big block of land to its owners should empower more communities to retake control of their land and resources, lawyers and campaigners said.

Sierra Leone axes plan to build Chinese-funded airport

Oct 11 2018

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's government has terminated a $400 million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labour and loans, according to a letter written last week by the country's minister of transport and aviation, reviewed by Reuters.

Sierra Leone axes plan to build Chinese-funded airport

Oct 11 2018

FREETOWN, Oct 11 Sierra Leone's government has terminated a $400 million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labour and loans, according to a letter written last week by the country's minister of transport and aviation, reviewed by Reuters.

FIFA ban leads to cancellation of Sierra Leone's match against Ghana

Oct 09 2018

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead on Thursday after the country's football association failed to get a FIFA suspension lifted.

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