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Sierra Leone

No Chinese funded airport for Sierra Leone

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

Feature: A pathway to professionalism

For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require better weapons or larger defense budgets. Instead, the precarious balance of national stability rests largely on the professionalism of security forces.

Sierra Leone military truck crash leaves 13 dead

Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 injured when a military transport truck flipped over on a major road in the Sierra Leone capital, a military spokesman said.

Government corruption in Sierra Leone to be investigated

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio will launch a commission to investigate accusations of widespread corruption under his predecessor Ernest Koroma, government said.

Julius Maada Bio sworn in as new Sierra Leone president

Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as Sierra Leone’s new president late on Wednesday, just hours after the elections commission announced his victory in a tight run-off poll.

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