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Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

First network of journalists to combat trafficking in persons launched in Sierra Leone...

20 Mar 2019

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers...

16 Feb 2021

Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally.

By Maria Odland & Justine Ina Davies 10 Sep 2020

Sierra Leone is using lessons from Ebola to prepare for coronavirus

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, started at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is spreading rapidly around the world and countries face many challenges in preventing and managing the spread of a new virus within and across borders...

28 Feb 2020

Three journalists beaten by Sierra Leone presidential bodyguards

Bodyguards of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attacked three journalists who were covering a football match in Freetown...

8 Nov 2019

Context matters in fighting Ebola: lessons from West Africa for the DRC

There seems to be no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak that has swept through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. By 19 June, nearly 1500 people had died...

By Shelley Lees & Luisa Enria 5 Jul 2019

Journalists trained in health reporting in Sierra Leone

A new journalists' network in Sierra Leone aims to strengthen information flows and accountability around the health sector in the country...

24 Jan 2018

Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange

Orange has launched its brand in Sierra Leone, building on its strong presence in sub-Saharan Africa with 50 million customers in 16 countries...

19 Oct 2017

Sierra Leone starts cholera vaccination drive in disaster areas

Half a million Sierra Leone citizens will have access to life-saving cholera vaccine following severe floods and landslides last month...

7 Sep 2017

Insight magazine relaunches

Sierra Leone's Insight magazine, with the payoff line ‘The only magazine for those who do business in Sierra Leone', is relaunching with a new look this month...

5 Jul 2017

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem...

12 Apr 2017

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

Airtel is the leading mobile operator in Sierra Leone with over 1.3 million customers...

20 Jul 2016

Afri Radio to sue regulatory body

Afri Radio, a privately-owned radio station has resolved to take legal action against the statutory media regulatory body, the Independent Media Commission (IMC) after its broadcast license was withdrawn on 12 April 2013, following a meeting between the IMC and other senior government officials.

23 Apr 2013

Sierra Leone's Koroma promises jobs

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma vowed to transform the fortunes of the war-scarred nation with more jobs and development after his convincing re-election victory.

26 Nov 2012

Journalists trained on reporting election, health

An international media institution, Radar Media Development, has concluded a two-day training for journalists on reporting election issues, health and international news at the Leonard Cheshire LRC, Congo Cross.

By Victoria Saffa 23 Oct 2012

Octéa Diamond Group boosts learning in Kono District

The Octéa Diamond Group, owners of the Koidu Diamond Mine in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, last week launched an educational programme with South African publishing company Times Media, owners of The Sunday Times newspaper, to promote reading and learning in Koidu schools and the surrounding Kono communities.

22 Oct 2012

Radio station attacked, vandalised in Sierra Leone

Radio Gbafth, an independent community radio station in Tonkolili district, was attacked by supporters of a local politician on 19 July 2012, according to local journalists and the Media Foundation of West Africa, a Ghana-based press freedom organisation.

2 Aug 2012

No justice for slain journalist, one year on

A year after the death of Ibrahim Foday, reporter of the daily newspaper The Exclusive, no arrest, prosecution or trial has been meted out to the perpetrator(s) of this heinous crime.

14 Jun 2012

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