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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...

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