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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.