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Post-election violence displaces hundreds in Sierra Leone

Since after the declaration of Julius Maada Bio as the winner of the 2018 election, supporters of the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)...
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Sierra Leone halts exports of timber

The newly elected president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, on Wednesday issued a directive ordering the suspension of timber export. According to the presidential...
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UN Boss Congratulates Sierra Leone’s President-elect

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday congratulated President-elect Julius Maada Bio and the people of Sierra Leone for their successful and peaceful election process. But,...
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APC’s Samura Kamara Set to Contest Presidential Runoff Result

Presidential candidate of the All People' s Congress (APC), Samura Kamara has on Thursday threatened to challenge the outcome of the presidential runoff. Kamara refused...
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Julius Maada Bio Becomes Sierra Leone’s New President

Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) was sworn in as Sierra Leone new...
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Sierra Leone police say struggling with election security provision

Sierra Leone's newly appointed said Thursday that providing security during the March 7 general elections would be a herculean task. Richard Moigbe, Inspector General of...
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African countries encourage to safeguard health of citizens

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has called for stronger collaboration and networking among African countries, to sustain the momentum for the harmonisation...

Zonta Club walk to raise funds

The Zonta Club of Accra, a member of Zonta International, a global organisation of executives and professionals, has organised a health walk and fundraising...

Ghana Joins Rest Of The World To Mark Childrens Day

Ten youths from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra on World Children’s Day, which falls on Monday, November 20, to...
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AfDB Okays US$ 3 million Facility for Sierra Leone

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a line of credit (LOC) of US$ 3 million (synthetic local currency...
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Sierra Leone confirms over 30,000 voters’ names not captured for election

A Sierra Leonean election official confirmed that the names of over 30,000 of voters for next year's national elections were not captured. The director of...
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Gambian delegation returns from solidarity visit in Sierra Leone

The Gambian delegation led by the Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure Demba Ali Jawo has returned from a visit to Sierra Leone to...
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Occupyghana® Donates to Sierra Leone’s Mudslide Victims

The pressure group OccupyGhana®, donated assorted medical supplies to the Sierra Leone High Commissioner in Ghana to aid in the ongoing relief efforts following...
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NCA Staff Supports Sierra Leone Mudslide Victims

Staff of the National Communications Authority (NCA) have donated GH¢10,000.0000 worth of disaster relief items to support the mudslide victims in Sierra Leone. The items...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

Sierra Leone vice president calls for more support following mudslide tragedy

Sierra Leone's Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh Tuesday called for more support from partners, organizations and individuals to assist the government in its quest...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

Intergenerational path gives Sierra Leoneans a better chance at recovery

Once again, Sierra Leoneans mourn mass deaths of what is estimated to be 1000 deaths due to mudslides that happened slightly about two weeks...
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GCB Donates To Gh¢100k To Sierra Leone Disaster Victims

GCB Bank donates GH¢100,000 to the victims of the Sierra Leonean mudslide disaster. The donation was in response to the distress call by the people...
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JICA Supports Sierra Leone with Emergency Relief Items

In response to the unfortunate mudslide disaster that occurred on 14th of August 2017, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, presented emergency relief items...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

Death toll of mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone rises to 499

Bodies recovered from the mudslide and flooding on Aug. 14 in Sierra Leone have totalled 499, local media reported on Sunday. Victims included 162 male,...
Reliefs carried by China International Search and Rescue Team are seen at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, April 26, 2015. Members of China International Search and Rescue Team arrived in Nepal on Sunday to carry out humanitarian rescue work following a strong quake struck the country on Saturday. (Xinhua/Zhou Shengping)

Ghana to support Sierra Leon with US$1 million

Ghana has mobilized relief items valued at one million U.S. dollars for victims of the flood and mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone, the government...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

Ghana solicits support for Sierra Leone’s mudslide victims

The Ghanaian government on Thursday appealed to the public to provide support for victims of the mudslide in Sierra Leone. In a statement issued in...
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Aasu Sympathizes With Sierra Leone Over Floods and Mudslides

AASU is profoundly grieved and bewildered by the magnitude of destruction caused by the heavy downpour and landfall that gutted parts of Freetown early...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

UN Migration Agency Goes to the Aid of Sierra Leone

Geneva – After learning Monday of devastating floods that left hundreds dead in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, IOM, the United Nations...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

AU rallies support for Sierra Leone after deadly mudslides

Expressing deep sorrow, the African Union (AU) has called for support from Africa and the international partners to Sierra Leone, following the catastrophic mudslide...

MSF publishes five lessons to learn from Ebola outbreak

Four people died in the most recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in a remote, forested area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This...

WAIFEM hosts regional course on Government Finance Statistics

A one-week regional course on government Finance Statistics organised by the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) in collaboration with the...

Royal Phillips launches heath facility in Kenya

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County (the...

Ibn Chambas to brief UN on security in West Africa

Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS),...

IMF urges quality BoP statistics for the West African bloc

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged West African countries here on Monday to ensure quality Balance of Payment data to enable informed decision-making ...
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UN Secretary General commends military withdrawal from Ivory Coast

Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the closure of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which will take place on Friday, and reiterated...

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