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May 31st, 2012
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people turned out at a courthouse in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, to watch as Taylor received his sentencing, b...
Jan 16th, 2012
Freetown – Police used live bullets and tear gas to quell rioting between followers of Sierra Leone’s ruling party and opposition where several people suffered stab wounds, police and witnesses said on Monday. A witness said members of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and main...
Nov 29th, 2011
Makeni – Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday announced the indictment of the mayor of the capital Freetown and nine other top officials for corruption-related crimes. Herbert Williams, mayor since 2007, was indicted on 25 counts including embezzlement and tax evasion, the ...
Nov 25th, 2011
Sierra Leone – A city in Sierra Leone is offering a five-year scholarship to girls who keep their virginity until they complete university. The aim is to cut teenage pregnancies by ensuring “that at least 80% of school going girls keep their virginity until they finish their educational l...