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Vaccine group suspends Sierra Leone support after funds misused

Jun 04 2013

FREETOWN A vaccination provider set up with money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put on hold some $6 million earmarked for Sierra Leone after an audit showed misuse of previous funds, a document seen by Reuters showed.

Vaccine group suspends Sierra Leone support after funds misused

Jun 03 2013

FREETOWN A vaccination provider set up with money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put on hold some $6 million earmarked for Sierra Leone after an audit showed misuse of previous funds, a document seen by Reuters showed.

Telecoms boom leaves rural Africa behind

Jan 31 2013

JOHANNESBURG/FREETOWN While mobile phone usage has exploded across Africa over the last decade, transforming daily life and commerce for millions, it's a revolution that has left behind perhaps two thirds of its people.

"Africa Rising" banks on reality matching the metrics

Dec 21 2012

SANGBULIMA, Sierra Leone In sight of a crumbling 18th century slave trade fort overgrown with jungle, a conveyor belt pours ochre-red iron ore into the belly of a bulk carrier moored on the muddy Sierra Leone River.

Sierra Leone opposition to boycott parliament over "vote fraud"

Nov 28 2012

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's main opposition party said on Wednesday it would boycott parliament to protest against alleged fraud in an election that handed incumbent president Ernest Bai Koroma a second term.

Defeated Sierra Leone opposition says election flawed

Nov 24 2012

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's main opposition party on Saturday attacked the credibility of a poll that saw incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma elected to a second term in an outright victory.

Defeated Sierra Leone opposition says election flawed

Nov 24 2012

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's main opposition party on Saturday attacked the credibility of a poll that saw incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma elected to a second term in an outright victory.

Sierra Leone's Koroma promises growth in new term

Nov 23 2012

FREETOWN Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma was sworn in for a second term on Friday after winning elections, promising to boost foreign investment and crack down on corruption in the war-scarred nation.

Sierra Leone's Koroma promises growth in new term

Nov 23 2012

FREETOWN Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma was sworn in for a second term on Friday after winning elections, promising to boost foreign investment and crack down on corruption in the war-scarred nation.

Observers hail smooth Sierra Leone vote, urge peaceful result

Nov 19 2012

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's elections were generally well conducted, saw a large turnout, and will help consolidate democracy in the West African state if the eventual results are accepted peacefully by the contenders, European and U.S. observers said on Monday.

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