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Sierra Leone’s President says protests were to overthrow his government

– – Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, on Friday said recent anti-government protests that turned deadly were meant to overthrow his government. He was addressing the nation for the first time since the protests that lead to the deaths of six police officers and at least 21 civilians. The protests were over alleged economic hardships and bad governance by… Read More
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Sierra Leone’s President says protests were to overthrow his government

– – Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, on Friday said recent anti-government protests that turned deadly were meant to overthrow his government. He was addressing the nation for the first time since the protests that lead to the deaths of six police officers and at least 21 civilians. The protests were over alleged economic hardships and bad governance by… Read More
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Sierra Leone: Curfew imposed as several protesters are shot dead

– – Some protesters and policemen have reportedly been killed in Sierra Leone on the third day of a three day protest. It was organised by opposition parties and civil society groups over alleged economic hardships and bad governance by President Julius Maada Bio’s government. The protesters, mainly youths have gained entry into the country’s Lungi airport after the military… Read More
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ECOWAS leaders mourn victims of Sierra Leone explosion

There have been disturbing images from footage broadcast on local media outlets with charred bodies seen in the streets at the scene of the explosion. Vice-President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh who visited the scene of the disaster called it a “national disaster”. The head of Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency, Brima Bureh Sesay said “It’s a terrible, terrible accident,” he told… Read More
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Sierra Leone wants to allow dual citizens run for office as MPs

– – Sierra Leone’s government is making moves to allow dual citizens be deemed qualified to run for office as Members of Parliament. Sierra Leone’s laws do not currently allow for that with critics saying it deprives the country of competent human resources who can serve in various leadership positions including lawmaking. President Julius Maada Bio said in a tweet… Read More
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Sierra Leonean author projects African words with English alphabet

– – Vickie Remoe is a Sierra Leonean, journalist and activist who recently decided to launch a project to project African words with the English Alphabet. Inspired by her son, she launched a book this year called ‘Adama Loves Akara’. Remoe explained recently that she “bought my son’s first reader the same day I bought his first pair of pampers.… Read More
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Sierra Leonean TV host releases kids book ‘Adama Loves Akara’

– – Adama Loves Akara is a new children’s book from Sierra Leonean TV host Vickie Remoe that encourages early reading, family time, and multiculturalism. Illustrated by Luseni Kallon, the book was inspired by Remoe’s son, who exclaimed at age three that his early reader Bob Books “did not make sense”. Remoe says that the books she was using to… Read More
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Sierra Leone: Ex-president questioned after ‘arrest threat’

– – The former Sierra Leone leader, Ernest Bai Koroma was questioned on Monday in a secure location after his lawyers expressed safety concerns last week. Sierra Leone anti-corruption commission had said it was considering issuing an arrest warrant against Ernest Bai Koroma. Koroma failed to comply with summons from the commission which is investigating him for corruption under his… Read More
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Sierra Leone: Arrest warrant could be issued for ex-leader

– – Sierra Leone anti-corruption commission has said it is considering issuing an arrest warrant against the country’s former president, Ernest Bai Koroma. Koroma failed to comply with summons from the commission which is investigating him for corruption under his regime. The commission wants to quiz Mr Koroma following an inquiry which concluded that corruption during his presidency brought the… Read More
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Sierra Leone: Vickie Remoe is Girl Ambassador for Save the Children

– – Save the Children Sierra Leone launches National Girls Week 2020 by introducing Girl Ambassador, Vickie Remoe, Girls advocate, entrepreneur, TV host, and multimedia storyteller. Vickie has made it her life’s work to use her platform to raise awareness on issues affecting girls and women with the goal of igniting social change.  Seeing Sierra Leone as the “next frontier”, Vickie believes… Read More