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.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio talks on AfCFTA, his free education plan and Ebola
President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio says there is a new awakening in Africa as governments on the continent must further open up markets for intra-African trade.
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.
From soda can to cooking pot
Sierra Leone has no functioning public trash collection service. Some inventive tinkerers are taking matters into their own hands by turning discarded soda cans into stable and cheap cooking pots.
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.
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.
Sierra Leone: Interview with presidential candidate Julius Maada Bio
The opposition leader warns of a possible state of emergency if Tuesday's run-off election is not held and expresses concern over threats against himself and his supporters.