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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...

Government corruption in Sierra Leone to be investigated

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

Julius Maada Bio sworn in as new Sierra Leone president

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Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as Sierra Leone's new president late on Wednesday, just...

Sierra Leone police accused of obstruction

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Election authorities in Sierra Leone accused police of intimidating staff and obstructing their work as they prepared for next week's presidential run-off...

Search intensifies for hundreds still missing after Sierra Leona mudslide

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Soldiers and volunteers with shovels and pickaxes dug through the perilous site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone in search of hundreds...

Joint surveillance mission in Sierra Leone uncovers illegal fishing operations

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Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese and...

Sierra Leone jungle training underlines Britain’s role in Africa

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From the jungles of Sierra Leone to the shores of the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, Britain has stepped up its support to...

Sierra Leone diplomat is kidnapped in Nigeria

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Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner in Nigeria has been kidnapped in the northern state of Kaduna, a security source and an embassy...

Guinean sailors arrested after clash with Sierra Leona navy

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Sierra Leone was holding 11 Guineans including military personnel in custody on Wednesday following a confrontation at sea involving the two West...

Sierra Leone police fire guns, teargas at opposition supporters

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Police fired guns and teargas on the headquarters of an opposition party and arrested supporters during celebrations for Sierra Leone's Independence Day...

Sierra Leone ‘helped deploy ex-child soldiers to Iraq’, academic says

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Sierra Leone's government helped British private security service firms recruit former child soldiers to work as guards in Iraq from 2009, said...

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