War-scarred Sierra Leone picks president
Sierra Leoneans voted in a general election on Wednesday to pick a new president in the impoverished West African country scarred by the Ebola crisis and the legacy of a brutal civil war.
A tale of two cities
Over the last two decades, it has been the best of times in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown, and the worst of times in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. Both capitals – where much of the population of West Africa’s tragic twins live - have symbolized contrasting fortunes. While devastating civil wars broke out in…
Sierra Leone leader defends presidential candidate, record
Sierra Leone's outgoing leader has defended the presidential candidate widely seen as his handpicked successor on amid accusations of personal interference, and hit out at opponents of an election day vehicle ban. The West African nation goes to the polls on Wednesday to choose a replacement for Ernest Bai Koroma, who is stepping down after…
Nigerian businesses in focus at Sierra Leone’s presidential poll
As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and its splinter faction, the National Grand Coalition (NGC). While it is being perceived that…
President of Sierra Leone unveils successor to Nigerian community
President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has unveiled his successor and Flag bearer of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Matthew Samura Kamara, to the Nigerian community. He said the unveiling was due to Nigeria’s involvement in the economy and private sector in Sierra Leone. Koroma an interactive session with the Nigerian Community at…
Ruling party advances achievements to win Sierra Leone presidency
Ahead of the Sierra Leone Presidential election scheduled to hold in March next year, the standard-bearer of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Dr. Samura Kamara has expressed confidence that the party would harp on its achievements to win the election. Although, Kamara’s emergence as the consensus candidate of APC at the national convention presided…
Sierra Leone's huge 'peace diamond' fetches $6.5 mn
A huge so-called "peace diamond" sold by the government of Sierra Leone to discourage crime-tainted "blood diamonds" fetched $6.5 million on Monday.
Sacking of Sierra Leone's former VP 'void': regional court
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma unlawfully dismissed his vice president after he was expelled from the ruling party, a West African regional court said on Monday.
Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400
The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has passed 400 with 600 people still missing in the stricken capital, the Red Cross said Friday, as Britain promised £5 million in fresh aid.
Mass burials for Sierra Leone flood victims
The first mass burials of victims of Sierra Leone's devastating floods and mudslides take place on Thursday, as blame grows over government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning.