West Midlands Hospital staff donate to Sierra Leone village

Nursing staff at the Penn Hospital in Wolverhampton, West Midlands in the UK have, for the second year running, donated second hand clothing and books to residents of Jaiama Sewafe. Last year, a consignment of clothes, shoes and books were sent to residents for distribution gratis. Grateful residents expressed their thanks and appreciation for the […]

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In Sierra Leone – President Koroma, Maada Bio Meet at State House

His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has received the leadership of the Sierra Leone’s People Party (SLPP) in audience at State House, Freetown. In his brief welcome address, the newly re-elected Fountain of Honour and indomitable Father of the Nation said that he is welcoming the SLPP in his capacity as President of Sierra Leone […]

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Sierra Leone President re-elected

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has the won the presidential election with almost 59% of the votes cast. This results means that no run off is needed because he surpasses the 55% required to be declared the winner. His main opponent, former military ruler Julius Maada Bio, took 38% of the ballots in a […]

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Re-elected Sierra Leone leader promises jobs

Freetown, Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma generally appeared at ease during his campaign for a second term as the president of Sierra Leone. Even when pushing crowds breached his entourage of bodyguards, the 59-year-old maintained a smile. That confidence proved well-founded. Late Saturday, it was announced Koroma won 58.7 per cent of the vote […]

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Kelvin Doe, Self-Taught Engineering Whiz From Sierra Leone, Wows MIT Experts (VIDEO)

At the age of 13, a boy living in Sierra Leone created batteries and generators using materials he picked up around the house or from trash bins. Now, he’s wowing experts in the U.S. Kelvin Doe, now 16, became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT, according […]

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Sierra Leone votes peacefully for leader to help war-battered nation continue recovery

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leoneans chose Saturday between keeping an incumbent president who has expanded health care and paved roads or electing an opposition candidate to lead this war-scarred nation still recovering a decade later despite its mineral riches. The election marked the third presidential vote since the West African nation’s 11-year conflict ended […]

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Sierra Leone braces for election results

Electoral officials tallied votes from general elections seen as a key test of the west African nation’s post-war recovery as it looks towards greater development thanks to a mining boom. After a peaceful day of voting in the presidential, parliamentary and local elections on Saturday, locals crowded around crackling radios releasing unofficial results from individual […]

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Sierra Leone Vote Counting Proceeds

Vote counting is underway in the West African nation of Sierra Leone after a calm, but enthusiastic, day of polling for presidential, parliamentary and local elections. Polling stations opened more or less on time to long lines of voters in the capital, Freetown, Saturday. Voters said peace and progress were on their minds. “I’ve got […]

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Sierra Leone holds third general elections

A coalition of non-governmental organisations, National Election Watch, said the voting went well, with some delays in opening polling stations. Incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma faces eight candidates, including ex-military leader Julius Maada Bio.The poll was being closely monitored by several thousand local observers.Voters were choosing a new president, parliament and local councils. The results […]

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Sierra Leone Girds for Landmark Elections

Hopes are high and the pressure is on as Sierra Leoneans get ready to elect a new president and parliament on Saturday. The country’s third national election since the end of its decade-long civil war in 2002—and its first independently organized election since that conflict—many hope the contest will cement the country’s democratic standing and […]

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