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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

Minister suspended over air crash

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 9:30

Sierra Leone's transport minister is suspended as three days of mourning are declared for Sunday's helicopter crash.
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Sierra Leone air crash kills 19

Monday, June 4th 2007, 9:45
related places: Freetown

Nineteen people, mainly Togolese football officials, die in a helicopter crash after a match in Sierra Leone.
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Blair attacks Africa trip critics

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair dismisses critics of his week-long Africa tour as "cynics", while pointing to progress in Sierra Leone.
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Sierra Leone to delay elections

Friday, May 4th 2007, 18:17

Sierra Leone's presidential elections are to be delayed by two weeks, the country's electoral commission says.
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Rice-breeder joins world leaders

Friday, May 4th 2007, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

A Sierra Leone scientist is voted among the world's most influential people by the US Time magazine.
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The lure of Sierra Leone diamonds

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 13:35

The most astonishing thing about Sierra Leone's diamonds is not how rare they are, but how common, reports Elizabeth Blunt.
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African amputees' cup kicks off

Friday, February 9th 2007, 23:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Africa's first amputee football cup kicks off in Sierra Leone with the host team playing Ghana.
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Fears for Sierra Leone 'war hero'

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 11:03

The daughter of Sam Hinga Norman, accused of war crimes in Sierra Leone, says she fears for his life.
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S Leone welcomes Prince Charles

Monday, November 27th 2006, 23:26

Prince Charles arrives in the west African country of Sierra Leone to a performance of music and dance.
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S Leone anger at FGM UK asylum

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Sierra Leone minister condemns a UK court decision to grant a woman asylum over circumcision fears.
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Anger as S Leone athletes get asylum

Monday, August 21st 2006, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Sierra Leone reacts angrily as Australia grants visas to athletes who absconded at the Commonwealth Games.
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Sierra Leone sets 2007 poll date

Friday, August 4th 2006, 8:39

Sierra Leone announces elections for July 2007, the first since United Nations peacekeepers left in 2005.
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