The recent death of Fatmata Turay, a 19 year-old girl from Makeni, Sierra Leone, who died after a botched female genital mutilation (FGM) operation has continued to cause a public outrage. There are loud calls from rights groups for the government to take a tough stance on the harmful practice.
Days after the World Health Organisation declares the Ebola outbreak over in the affected West African countries, Sierra Leone has reported the death of 22 year-old, Mariatu Jalloh. WHO has warned of the risk of more flare-ups or “residual Ebola risks”.
The Salone Flying Stars is an amputee football team, based in Freetown. Their experiences are a reminder of the country’s bitter past, but soccer gives the war survivors the hope to carry on
In Sierra Leone, donated plasma from survivors of Ebola is being used to treat patients at the 34 Military Hospital in Freetown, the country’s capital
An indefinite period of civil disobedience starting March 30th. This is what Sierra Leone’s main opposition party is cling for unless the country’s sacked VP is reinstated within a week
Sierra Leone’s vice-president, Samuel Sam-Sumana, who was expelled by the ruling party this month, has requested for asylum at the US embassy in Freetown, the nation’s capital
Sierra Leone’s top 100-metre sprinter, Jimmy Thoronka, has become the subject of widespread attention after a story broke of how he was found homeless and starving on the streets of London
The vice president of Sierra Leone has put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola
A decrease in new Ebola infections has led to the re-opening of the Liberia-Sierra Leone border