More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone’s capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster’s victims.
Sierra Leone's main opposition party, Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) has rescinded its boycott of Parliament and local councils on Friday and directed its members to take part in all government functions.
Sierra Leone's general election started smoothly on Saturday morning. Over 2.6 million registered voters out of about 6 million populations are expected to vote in 9493 polling stations all around the Western African country at 0700 GMT for the president, parliamentarians and local councilors.
20120822 AFP Sierra Leone and China have signed a $15 million (12 million euro) loan agreement for the installation of a fibre optic cable which will boost Internet capabilities, national radio reported Tuesday.
20120725 AFP Sierra Leone's government said Tuesday it had issued provisional offshore oil prospecting awards to nine companies after what it described as a "painstaking and time consuming technical evaluation process."