Sep 09, 2011 15:29 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Gunfire broke out in Sierra Leone's second biggest town, Bo, on Friday as supporters of rival political parties clashed in the streets, sources said.
Sep 05, 2011 19:10 EDT
Sierra Leone's free health care plan for pregnant women and young children is dysfunctional and hobbled by corruption and a lack of accountability, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Aug 15, 2011 09:44 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - A framed photograph from Sierra Leone's civil war hangs in an office in the ramshackle capital Freetown, showing former junta leader Maada Bio in military dress.
Aug 15, 2011 07:39 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - A framed photograph from Sierra Leone's civil war hangs in an office in the ramshackle capital Freetown, showing former rebel leader Maada Bio in military dress.
Aug 01, 2011 12:59 EDT
* Bio took power in 1996 coup before stepping down
Jul 29, 2011 14:56 EDT
Sierra Leone's main opposition party kicked off a three-day national convention Friday during which members will choose a presidential candidate to run in 2012 elections.
Jul 04, 2011 15:51 EDT
Massive piles of seaweed have washed ashore along Sierra Leone's coastline, covering the white sand and raising fears for tourism and the fishing industry, officials said Monday.
Jun 10, 2011 11:36 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Alhaji Bangura plies his trade on Siaka Stevens street in the heart of Sierra Leone's capital, a wad of "leone" banknotes in hand.
Jun 04, 2011 15:43 EDT
Inter Milan star Samuel Eto'o fluffed a late penalty as Cameroon were held 0-0 at home by Senegal and are in danger of missing the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
May 30, 2011 09:22 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - International health alliance GAVI is seeking $3.7 billion from a June 13 pledging conference in London to help deliver vaccines to nearly a quarter of a billion children across the world by 2015.
May 28, 2011 17:34 EDT
Sierra Leone's goverment is carrying out a national survey of the disabled beggars who crowd the streets, many of them amputees left over from the west African nation's brutal civil conflict.
May 27, 2011 13:40 EDT
Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma on Friday announced plans to build a new city and give the country's airport a makeover to further lure investors to the west African nation.
May 24, 2011 13:43 EDT
Deforestation is threatening Sierra Leone's wild chimpanzee population, west Africa's second largest, the country's deputy forestry minister told a meeting of wildlife experts Tuesday.
May 18, 2011 11:43 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Police in Sierra Leone said on Wednesday they had seized three tonnes of marijuana with an estimated street value of some $10 million, one of the biggest seizures in recent years in the fragile West African nation.
May 18, 2011 09:22 EDT
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Police in Sierra Leone said on Wednesday they had seized three tons of marijuana with an estimated street value of some $10 million, one of the biggest seizures in recent years in the fragile West African nation.
May 17, 2011 13:15 EDT
Twelve women died every month giving birth in a Freetown hospital in 2010, in a country with one of the world's worst maternal mortality rates, a government study showed Tuesday.
May 16, 2011 13:26 EDT
British firm claiming West Africa for its own . TONGO CAMP, Sierra Leone ? No romance in these stones. But plenty of grease, gunpowder and security.
May 14, 2011 16:10 EDT
Sierra Leone was "anxiously" awaiting the verdict in the war crimes trial of Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor, a top official said Saturday, as prosecutors from six international criminal tribunals gathered in the capital Freetown.
Apr 27, 2011 14:06 EDT
Sierra Leone feted its 50th anniversary of independence from Britain on Wednesday with a colourful parade and government pardon of 96 prisoners, five of whom were on death row.
Apr 06, 2011 17:52 EDT
Using unusually blunt language, FBI Director Robert Mueller told US legislators on Capitol Hill Wednesday that there is an "unprecedented" level of violence in Mexico linked to the country's drug wars.