Sierra Leone school defies ban on pregnant girls
A school in Sierra Leone is allowing pregnant teenagers to attend class despite a government law forbidding them from doing so.
Sierra Leone's 1-month fishing ban achieves little
Sierra Leone's April ban on industrial fishing is drawing to an end. But faced with rampant illegal fishing and poor policing, the moratorium will do little to replenish the country's dwindling fishing stocks.
The search for sustainable palm oil
From cookies to biodiesel, palm oil is everywhere. But it has a bad environmental reputation. A small company in Sierra Leone is trying to do things differently.
Sierra Leone cancels Chinese deal
Sierra Leone has canceled a $400m Chinese-funded project that would have seen a new airport outside the capital Freetown. The cancellation is coming at a time many finance experts are querying some African nations for accepting huge loans from China.
Sierra Leone gets CIO
President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio has appointed Moinina David Sengeh as Sierra Leone’s Chief Innovation Officer. Sierra Leone is aiming to push innovation and technology to the forefront in the rebuilding of the nation.
Sierra Leone court gives green light for elections
The West African nation’s presidential run-off can go ahead as planned. The vote was delayed after the ruling party filed suit, claiming that the opposition had engaged in fraud during the first round earlier this month.
People of Sierra Leone set to go to polls, finally
From civil war to Ebola to a deadly landslide, the people of the West African nation of Sierra Leone have been through a lot. Now, after a delayed election date, voters in the struggling democracy are set to vote, and turnout is expected to be high.
Elections can not be completely peaceful - Goodluck Jonathan
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonothan speaks to DW about his role as leader of the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) for the Sierra Leone elections.
Sierra Leone presidential candidates agree March 31 run-off
The presidential candidates facing off in the Sierra Leone elections agreed on Monday (March 26) to a run-off election on March 31st to allow time for the National Electoral Commission to prepare for the vote.