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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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...