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Back with new Afrobeat album, veteran musician Bockarie asks for better Sierra Leone

Nov 21 2020

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

Sierra Leone court freezes Steinmetz's Octea assets

Aug 28 2020

(This August 19 story corrects to clarify sourcing and month in third paragraph)

Plaintiffs in Sierra Leone diamond mine lawsuit request freeze of Steinmetz subsidiary's assets

Aug 28 2020

(This August 18 story corrects to clarify sourcing and month in fifth paragraph)

Sierra Leone community's suit against diamond miner shows activist trend

Aug 28 2020

(This August 6, 2019, story corrects to clarify sourcing in 15th paragraph; corrects month in 5th and 15th paragraphs)

CORRECTED-Sierra Leoneans sue government for alleged environmental failings at diamond mine

Aug 28 2020

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.

Sierra Leone doctors threaten to expand strike amid COVID-19 crisis

Jul 07 2020

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.

Sierra Leone doctors' strike leaves COVID-19 patients stranded

Jul 02 2020

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.

Sierra Leone doctors treating COVID-19 patients to go on strike

Jul 01 2020

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.

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