Friday 22 September 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-09-22

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AFP - 9/1/17

Irregularities in voter registration efforts in Sierra Leone, coupled with growing fears of intimidation of opposition groups, threaten to damage the credibility of...

AFP - 8/25/17

The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone's capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 and 810 people are listed as missing, the...

AFP - 8/23/17

Authorities in Sierra Leone on Tuesday warned tourists and locals against swimming in the capital's waters after 60 bodies washed up following deadly flooding and...

AFP - 8/23/17

Ann-Marie Caulker scrolls through the images on her smartphone: the faces of young girls who were her some of her brightest students at school in Freetown until the...

AFP - 8/21/17

Gathered in a Freetown church, worshippers struggled Sunday to come to terms with the devastation wrought by the flooding and mudslide that struck the Sierra Leone...

AFP - 8/20/17

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

"Four hundred and...

AFP - 8/19/17

Aid workers in Sierra Leone warned of a humanitarian crisis on Friday as the official death toll passed 400, with more than a hundred children among the victims --...

AFP - 8/18/17

Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over...

AFP - 8/17/17

Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in...

AFP - 8/16/17

Sierra Leone's president issued a desperate appeal for help, a day after flooding ravaged the country's capital, killing more than 300 people and leaving hundreds...

AFP - 8/15/17

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull...

AFP - 7/31/17

Street jogging with your chums is a sport enjoyed by millions around the world -- but not by police in Sierra Leone, who have just outlawed the practice.

To...

AFP - 7/8/17

Women from Sierra Leone can now pass on their nationality to their children, following the passage of what women's rights groups said Friday was a landmark change in...

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....

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