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Sierra Leone tackles overfishing but gets small fry

Freetown - With a single deep-sea patrol boat, Sierra Leone was hard put to stop vessels looting its waters despite a month-long ban on industrial fishing.

One killed, 20 injured in stampede at SLeone presidential inauguration

Freetown - At least one person was killed and 20 injured Saturday in a stampede at Sierra Leone's packed main stadium with tens of thousands gathered for the swearing in of the country's new president Julius Maada Bio, police and the Red Cross said.

Vote count row delays S.Leone presidential race result

Freetown - The results of Sierra Leone's run-off presidential vote are "expected" by Thursday after a delay due to disagreements over the method of counting, the National Electoral Commission announced.

West African bloc satisfied' with S. Leone vote

Freetown - The West African bloc ECOWAS declared itself "satisfied" with Sierra Leone's run-off presidential vote, as vote counting continued Sunday, while noting intimidating levels of security at some polling stations.

Rivals clash as Sierra Leone poll runoff looms

Freetown - Rival supporters clashed in Freetown on Saturday after results from Sierra Leone's presidential election indicated a runoff would be needed with no candidate set to secure the 55 percent required to win outright.

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

Freetown - The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

Freetown - The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

Freetown - The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday.

Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find

Freetown - Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.

Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find

Freetown - Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Freetown - A nurse working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema, where no new cases had been reported for 37 days, the organisation said.

Ebola-infected doctor from Sierra Leone flown to U.S.

Washington - A doctor from Sierra Leone infected with Ebola was flown to the United States early Saturday to be treated for the deadly virus, medical officials told AFP.

WHO medic with Ebola taken to Germany for treatment

Berlin - A World Health Organization doctor who has contracted Ebola arrived in a German hospital Wednesday, the first patient with the virus to be treated in the country, officials said.

Sierra Leone confirms seven Ebola cases

Freetown - Sierra Leone on Friday said that it had confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the deadly epidemic gripping West Africa is spreading.

Five new Ebola cases in Guinea in 24 hours

Conakry - Five new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Guinea in the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
 

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