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Sierra Leone parliament votes to abolish death penalty

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Sierra Leone's parliament voted unanimously on Friday to repeal the death penalty more than two decades after the West African country carried out its...

Sierra Leone Armed Forces takes delivery of four patrol boats

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The Sierra Leone Defence Force Maritime Wing has taken delivery of four patrol boats that were donated by the government of South Korea. The four...

Four killed in Sierra Leone protest after police and army open...

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At least four people including a teenager were killed and ten wounded when police and soldiers opened fire on protesters in northern Sierra Leone,...

Opposition blamed for Sierra Leone violence

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio accused the main opposition party of orchestrating a spate of violent incidents, deepening a political standoff that risks...

Riots at Sierra Leone prison in wake of coronavirus confirmation

Smoke billowed from the central prison in Sierra Leone’s capital and gunfire was heard after a riot following confirmation of a coronavirus case. Inmates at...

ISS: Stemming the tide of illegal trawling in Sierra Leone

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In August last year, a group of frustrated fishermen from Sierra Leone took the law into their own hands when they tangled with a...

Sierra Leone arrests former defense minister in graft crackdown

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A former Sierra Leone defense minister and his deputy were arrested on Friday as part of a crackdown by President Julius Maada Bio's administration...

No Chinese funded airport for Sierra Leone

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The Sierra Leone government terminated a $400 million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labour and loans, according to a...

Feature: A pathway to professionalism

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For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require better weapons or larger defense budgets. Instead, the precarious balance of national...

Sierra Leone military truck crash leaves 13 dead

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Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 injured when a military transport truck flipped over on a major road in the...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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