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Former top officials in Sierra Leone charged with graft

05 Jul 2018

FREETOWN Two former top officials in Sierra Leone were arrested on Thursday, the country's anti-corruption chief said, under a sweeping crackdown on graft by new President Julius Maada Bio's government.

Former Sierra Leone government was corrupt -presidential commission

04 Jul 2018

FREETOWN Corruption under former Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma who stepped down in April took the economy to the brink of collapse, a report commissioned by his successor, President Julius Maada Bio, said on Wednesday.

Former Sierra Leone government was corrupt -presidential commission

04 Jul 2018

FREETOWN, July 4 Corruption under former Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma who stepped down in April took the economy to the brink of collapse, a report commissioned by President Julius Maada Bio said on Wednesday.

Sierra Leone's new president calls on rival to drop challenge

05 Apr 2018

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's new president, Julius Maada Bio, on Thursday called on the rival he defeated in an election run-off to drop a legal challenge against the result, and hinted he might offer him a role in government.

Julius Maada Bio sworn in as new Sierra Leone president

05 Apr 2018

FREETOWN Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as Sierra Leone's new president late on Wednesday, just hours after the elections commission announced his victory in a tight run-off poll. | Video

Sierra Leone heads to the polls to seek successor to Koroma

31 Mar 2018

FREETOWN Sierra Leone voted on Saturday in a poll delayed by fraud allegations to choose a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma who leaves a country struggling after the Ebola epidemic and a commodity price crash.

Sierra Leone court agrees to delay election run-off

24 Mar 2018

FREETOWN A Sierra Leone court on Saturday upheld a request by a member of the ruling party for an injunction to delay a presidential election run-off that was meant to happen next Tuesday.

Sierra Leone poll looks set for second round with 75 percent results in

11 Mar 2018

FREETOWN Sierra Leone's presidential election results were too close to call after three quarters of the votes had been counted on Sunday, with the two frontrunners neck-and-neck, making a second round highly likely.

Sierra Leone voters tune in for rare presidential debate

16 Feb 2018

FREETOWN Voters across Sierra Leone stayed glued to their radios and TVs deep into the night as candidates vying for the presidency of the West African nation faced off in the first ever debate to feature all the main candidates.

Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims, more still missing

19 Aug 2017

FREETOWN Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue said on Friday.

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