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News: Sierra Leone

We have started to collect the most important news related to Sierra Leone in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Sierra Leone – overview

Sierra Leone: news

Sierra Leone celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sierra Leone should celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK despite its troubled past, President Ernest Bai Koroma tells the BBC.
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Taylor's war crimes trial closes

Friday, March 11th 2011, 12:59
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The war crimes trial of Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor closes at a UN-backed court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, with judges considering their verdict.
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VIDEO: Extreme World: Dying in Sierra Leone

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 18:00

As part of the BBC's Extreme World series, our correspondent Mark Doyle has been to one of the poorest countries in the world, where life expectancy is just 40 years.
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Dying for change

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 0:28

Sierra Leone struggles to improve life expectancy
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Murderers escape in prison break

Monday, December 6th 2010, 18:03
related places: Freetown

At least 19 "hard-core" criminals break out of a maximum security prison in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, officials say.
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Scars of war

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 0:24

Photos of the rebirth of Sierra Leone's jungle battleground
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Plea for 'blood diamonds' return

Friday, August 13th 2010, 18:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Officials in Sierra Leone ask for the return of diamonds allegedly given by Charles Taylor to supermodel Naomi Campbell.
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Sierra Leone's blood diamond legacy

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Ahead of model Naomi Campbell's appearance at The Hague on Thursday, for the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, Andrew Harding looks at the legacy of Sierra Leone's 'blood diamond' industry.
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School-time blues

Friday, July 30th 2010, 18:19

Blind musician inspired by Sierra Leone children
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School-time blues

Friday, July 30th 2010, 18:19

Blind musician inspired by Sierra Leone children
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Sierra Leone writer wins prize

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 9:19

Sierra Leonean writer Olufemi Terry wins this year's Caine Prize for African writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award.
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Monday, July 5th 2010, 15:05
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A Sierra Leone ex-rebel tells a war crimes tribunal he did not give "blood diamonds" to Liberia former leader Charles Taylor.
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End of the hotel

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 11:08

Graham Greene's Freetown hang-out reduced to rubble
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The soldier who saved Sierra Leone

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allan Little reveals how a little-known British officer changed the fate of a nation.
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S Leone corruption fighter quits

Friday, May 7th 2010, 14:48

The head of Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission, Abdul Tejan-Cole, resigns, giving no public explanation.
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Sierra Leone launches free care

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 11:31

Sierra Leone launches a free healthcare programme for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five.
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