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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

VIDEO: Sierra Leone a decade after war

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 5:49

In the 10 years since the end of the bloody and often gruesome civil war in Sierra Leone, retraining the government army has become a priority to help protect development in other areas.
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VIDEO: Sierra Leone: All boom but no progress?

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:56

Ten years after the end of Sierra Leone's civil war, what progress has been made in rebuilding the country's economy?
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Sierra Leone: All boom but no progress?

Monday, February 27th 2012, 8:42

Who benefits from huge building projects in Sierra Leone?
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New West African oil discoveries

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:06
related countries: Liberia Liberia

New oil finds off the coasts of Liberia and Sierra Leone raise hopes for rapid growth in the countries, still recovering from civil wars.
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Sierra Leone in nappy-drugs haul

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 12:37
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Sierra Leonean police seize drugs from Ecuador, hidden in a shipping container stuffed with nappies, and make five arrests.
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Sierra Leone eyes bird-watchers

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 8:53

Sierra Leone hopes to overcome brutal image to attract bird tourists
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Somalia AU mission to be boosted

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

African Union commanders holding the Somali capital Mogadishu are promised fresh forces from Djibouti and Sierra Leone.
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Sierra Leonean scouts 'missing'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 14:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: More

More than 10 Sierra Leonean scouts disappear in Sweden at the end of a World Scouting Jamboree where scouts from 146 countries attend, police say.
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Bold gesture

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 18:51

Fergus Walsh on Sierra Leone's bid to tackle child mortality
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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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