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At least five persons were killed Saturday in the town of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, a police officer said, in rioting sparked by the relocation of a power plant.

Five killed in Sierra Leone riot

At least five persons were killed Saturday in the town of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, a police officer said, in rioting sparked by the relocation of a power plant.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone president accuses opposition of ‘terrorizing’ state

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio on Friday vowed to crush an act of “terrorism” been allegedly perpetrated against the state and accused the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) of being behind it.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s president still in quarantine as coronavirus cases up in Ghana, Ivory Coast

President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio has now spent three days on self-quarantine.
Idris Elba has been given citizenship of his father's native Sierra Leone.

Idris Elba given Sierra Leone citizenship on first visit

The British film star landed in the capital Freetown on Wednesday for his first visit to the country. Elba said that citizenship was “the biggest honour I could get from my country”.

Journalists ‘beaten’ by presidential guards

Three journalists were “beaten” by presidential bodyguards in an attack at a football match in Sierra Leone which left one of them in hospital, a union said Monday.

Sierra Leone president declares rape a national emergency

Sierra Leone's president has officially declared a national emergency on rape and sexual violence in a major step toward addressing the issue in the West African nation.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone opens graft probe into actions of previous government

Sierra Leone's president Julius Maada Bio has tasked a special commission with investigating allegations of widespread corruption and abuse of office under the government of his predecessor.

Sierra Leone remembers victims of deadly mudslide

Sierra Leone's president Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday joined dozens of survivors of a mudslide that hit the capital of Freetown last year to remember the dead.

Ex-President Jonathan urges credible, peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

Ahead of Wednesday’s general elections in Sierra Leone, former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of the West African nation to conduct peaceful and credible polls.

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Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.