Friday 26 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-26

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AFP - 5/12/17

Sierra Leone's government said Thursday it would seek higher offers in Belgium for a massive 709-carat diamond found by an Evangelical preacher after underwhelming...

AFP - 4/6/17

Sierra Leone said Wednesday that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond found by an Evangelical preacher last month, after the government...

AFP - 3/24/17

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....

AFP - 3/17/17

A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said Thursday could be the 10th largest stone ever...

AFP - 3/7/17

Since he accused Sierra Leone's parliament of diverting public funds from some of the world's poorest people, including Ebola crisis victims, Abdul Fatoma's life has...

AFP - 8/9/16

Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes, an NGO...

AFP - 7/17/16

Sierra Leone declared Friday that it would stop the mandatory testing of all dead bodies for the Ebola virus, lifting a restriction put in place at the end of an...

AFP - 7/6/16

A Sierra Leonean diplomat who was kidnapped in northern Nigeria has been freed, officials of both countries said Tuesday.

Alfred Nelson-Williams, Freetown's...

AFP - 7/5/16

Sierra Leone has some of the finest beaches in the world, but many around the capital are now clogged with foul-smelling seaweed that threatens the tourism and...

AFP - 7/4/16

Nigerian security officials are questioning the driver of Sierra Leone's kidnapped deputy high commissioner, an official in Freetown said Saturday.

The envoy,...

AFP - 6/26/16

Saudi Arabia's government has allocated 800 places to Sierra Leone for hajj pilgrims, lifting a two-year ban imposed due to the Ebola crisis, officials said Friday....

Xinhuanet - 6/10/16

KIGALI, June 10 (Xinhua) -- A Sierra Leone war crimes convict died in Rwandan prison before completing his 50-year jail term, prison authorities confirmed on Thursday...

Xinhuanet - 6/9/16

The Economic Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone Shen Xiaokai has assured the people of Sierra Leone about China's commitment in the Mamamah airport...

West African leaders discussed setting up a force to combat extremists in the region and will send an observation mission to Gambia before elections, the regional...

AFP - 5/14/16

Sierra Leone's capital is in the grip of a fortnight-long drought that has forced residents to spend hours searching for water, often risking their lives by drinking...

AFP - 5/13/16

It is final exams season at Masuba midwifery school in rural Sierra Leone, and 70 more students are about to begin working life at the sharp end of the country's...

AFP - 5/12/16

Violently coughing up blood, the woman was close to collapse when brought to Kailahun hospital in eastern Sierra Leone from her village close to the Guinean border....

AFP - 5/11/16

Dizzy and sweating, 15-year-old Isatu Koroma sits with her eyes closed in the maternity ward in Sierra Leone where she has spent the last 10 days, as her tiny little...

AFP - 4/11/16

Sierra Leone called Sunday for increased vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the Ebola virus after new cases in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea, but cautioned...

AFP - 4/5/16

Ebola survivors jostled with police in Sierra Leone's capital on Monday as they protested perceived government inaction over their care in a health system badly hit...

AFP - 3/27/16

Police and military arms experts in Sierra Leone began destroying nearly 5,000 "unserviceable weapons" on Saturday in an operation set to last two weeks.

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AFP - 3/17/16

The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended with no confirmed cases of the virus now in West Africa, the UN said Thursday, as the country celebrated a "...

AFP - 3/17/16

A convicted Sierra Leonean war criminal was denied bail Wednesday after allegedly breaching the terms of his early release, laying the path for a potential trial that...

AFP - 3/12/16

A militia commander convicted of Sierra Leone civil war atrocities was on Friday back in custody after allegedly violating the terms of his early release, the UN-...

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