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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Sierra Leone


Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 98

November 06, 2021 10:17 pm

The explosion took place late Friday when the tanker collided with another truck as it was pulling into a gas station near a busy intersection in Wellington, just east of the capital of Freetown, according to the National Disaster Management Agency.

Sierra Leone president declares emergency over rape and sexual violence

February 08, 2019 10:02 pm

Those who sexually assault minors will face life in imprison, the president declared, saying that some 70 percent of victims are under age 15.

Sierra Leone declares opposition leader the new president

April 05, 2018 7:55 am

Sierra Leone's election commission declared main opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio as the West African nation's new president Wednesday, giving the opposition party its first presidency in 10 years.

Floods: 600 still feared missing in Sierra Leone

August 16, 2017 7:56 pm

The government of Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world, has promised relief to more than 3,000 people left homeless, opening an emergency response centre in Regent registration centres to count those left on the streets.

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

August 16, 2017 12:43 am

Many of the poor areas of Freetown are near sea level and have poor drainage systems, which makes flooding worse during the rainy season. The capital also is plagued by unregulated construction of large residential houses in hilltop areas.

A day after WHO declared Ebola outbreak over, new case emerges in Sierra Leone

January 15, 2016 3:54 pm

WHO declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia. It had been at least a month since Ebola had been seen in Guinea or Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone registers rise in new Ebola cases

February 28, 2015 11:00 pm

The President announces new restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to rise in confirmed cases of Ebola.

Cuban doctor with Ebola flies out of Sierra Leone

November 20, 2014 10:47 pm

A Cuban doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone left the country on Thursday afternoon.

WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

November 20, 2014 7:39 pm

Some 168 new confirmed cases emerged in a single week in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown recently, according to a WHO report.

Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola to go to US for care

November 15, 2014 3:18 am

A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States.