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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.
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Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger donates $101,000 for free education in Sierra Leone

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has donated the sum of $101,000 to support free quality education in Sierra Leone.
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President Buhari raises concerns over negative effect of Libyan crisis on West Africa —...

The President raised the concern on Saturday during a discussion with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Dr Alhassan Quattara, on the sidelines of the 56th Ordinary session of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Authority Heads of State and Government in Abuja.
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.

Presidential aide sacked after testifying at T.B. Joshua’s church

Fatmata Edna Kargbo, an aide to the Sierra Leonian President, Julius Maada Bio, has been relieved of her job, sequel to a testimony she reportedly shared at the Synagogue of All Nations led by Pastor T.B. Joshua.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Insurgency: Sierra Leonean president warns against toying with youth matters

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday urged African leaders to do something about the exponential growth of youth population in the continent or risk a full-blown insurgency in the near future.

Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

When Mariatu Sesay realized she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting.

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.
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PDP: Opposition victory in DR Congo pointer to President Buhari’s impending defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has equated the victory of opposition party in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presidential election to what will happen in Nigeria come February 16.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone arrests ex-defence minister, deputy in graft crackdown

A former Sierra Leone defence minister and his deputy have been arrested as part of a crackdown by President Julius Maada Bio’s administration on alleged graft by its predecessor, the country’s anti-corruption commissioner said.

70-year-old rapist jailed two days

A 70-year-old rapist has been jailed for two days by Justice John Bosco Allieu, an action that has caused outpouring of outrage across Sierra Leone.

Ten-year old girl bleeds to death after genital mutilation

A 10-year-old girl has died in Sierra Leone, after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women’s society, Police said.

Sierra Leone cancels China-funded airport project

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown.
Sierra Leonean children attend the first day of the new school year on September 17, 2018, at the Saint Joseph Convent primary school in Freetown, after the government launched a programme of free primary and secondary education. - AFP - Saidu BAH

Rocky start for Sierra Leone’s free school programme

Some two million children in Sierra Leone went back to school on Monday in a key test of the country's landmark free education programme for primary and high school students.

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