Latest News for: Sierra leone


W.Africa leaders meet as region struggles with coups

Daily Times Chronicle 10 Dec 2023
After coups in Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Niger since 2020, the Economic Community of West African States bloc also saw member states Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau claim attempted coups in recent weeks.�.

West African leaders acknowledge little progress in their push for democracy in coup-hit region

Killeen Daily Herald 10 Dec 2023
In the past month, the governments of Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau have also described their country’s political crises as attempted coups ... “After a moment of progress we have noticed a near pulse in the implementation of the agreed transition timetable for some time now,” Touray said ... He said that would send a strong message to other nations ... ....

New UK immigration rules: would home secretary’s family have been separated?

The Observer 10 Dec 2023
She was born in Sierra Leone and became a teacher before moving to the UK in 1960. She trained as a nurse, then qualified as a midwife in 1965 ... A student from Sierra Leone can move to the UK on a student visa for the duration of their course, and then switch to a health and care worker visa or a skilled worker visa ... Sign up to First Edition ... .

At 75th UN Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting: Let’s pay attention to peacekeeping challenges …Veep

Business Ghana 10 Dec 2023
Vice President Bawumia (middle) and other dignitaries at the programme ... They have helped many countries successfully navigate the difficult path from war to peace, from Liberia and Namibia, to Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Timor Leste and many other countries,” he emphasised ... “Conflict is more complex and multi-layered ... .

Angelina Jolie is hailed as the

The Daily Mail 10 Dec 2023
Angelina Jolie can expect a heroine’s welcome when she moves her family to Cambodia ... ‘She has some of our same beautiful physical features,’ farmer Phalla Ung told ... The movie star has worked with the the UN Refugee Agency for more than two decades, visiting camps in Cambodia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Pakistan over the years ... .

Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma testifies over failed coup attempt

La Prensa Latina 09 Dec 2023
On November 26, gunmen attacked Wilberforce Barracks, the main barracks of the Sierra Leone Army, in what the government described as a “failed attempted coup” to “illegally subvert and overthrow a democratically elected government.”.

Former President Koroma makes second appearance at CID today

Sierra Leone Telegraph 09 Dec 2023
Sierra Leone Telegraph ... Ernest Bai Koroma, a former president of Sierra Leone from 2007 to 2018, was at the Criminal Investigations Department in Freetown yesterday, where he was questioned by police about an armed attack by persons suspected by the government to have attempted to overthrow the Bio-led government on 26 November 2023.

China CDC supports Sierra Leone's move to end hepatitis by 2030 08 Dec 2023
Zhou Hejun, head of the China CDC team in Sierra Leone, said during the media briefing that it took almost two years for the team to complete this comprehensive program with the government of Sierra Leone and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Planet One Group secures $52 million financing for 50 MW solar farm in Sierra Leone

PV Magazine 08 Dec 2023
A consortium of financial institutions last week announced they co-invested $52 million to help finance the development of a 50 MW greenfield project in Sierra Leone titled Planet Solar spearheaded by Frontier Energy and Planet One Group ... a 50 MW solar project in Sierra Leone.

Ex-Sierra Leone president Koroma to be questioned over ‘failed coup’

Al Jazeera 08 Dec 2023
A former president of Sierra Leone has been called in for questioning by police over recent attacks that officials say was a failed coup, an official said on Thursday ... list 2 of 4Uneasy calm in Sierra Leone as Freetown uprising reveals underlying tension.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 08 Dec 2023
Sierra Leone to question ex-president. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- A former president of Sierra Leone has been called in for questioning by police over recent attacks that officials say was a failed coup, an official said Thursday.

Former President Koroma will be questioned by police in Freetown over alleged attempted coup

Sierra Leone Telegraph 08 Dec 2023
Sierra Leone Telegraph ... A statement issued by Information Minister Cherno Bah says that “The former president is invited to assist the police in the ongoing criminal investigations into the November 26 failed attempted coup in Sierra Leone.” ... Leone as long as SLPP are in power.