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SIERRA LEONE: Most prisoners h...

SIERRA LEONE: Most prisoners have not been tried - survey

IRIN
Friday, March 14, 2008
Over half the prisoners in Sierra Leone’s jails have not been sentenced, according to recently released survey data from the Sierra Leonean human...
Sister Rugiatu Kanu, a midwife...

Sister Rugiatu Kanu, a midwife in Sierra Leone. “We lack everything”

IRIN
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Sierra Leone has one of the highest levels of maternal mortality in the world. Among the myriad problems mothers there face is a lack of skilled,...
OBITUARY NOTICE

OBITUARY NOTICE

Monday, January 21, 2008
The families of Mr Okes Roberts, Mrs Avis Manga, the Roberts family, Mrs Nancy Johnson and family regret to announce the death of Mrs Lucy...
SIERRA LEONE: Government probe...

SIERRA LEONE: Government probes unrest in diamond-mining area

IRIN
Friday, December 21, 2007
The Sierra Leone government has called for an inquiry into unrest over diamond-mining operations in the east of the country after residents were...
SIERRA LEONE: Musu: “The local...

SIERRA LEONE: Musu: “The local chief says the man is always right”

IRIN
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
At age 16 Musu was forced to marry a man twice her age. Seven years later, she has three children she can barely feed and scars from regular beatings...
SIERRA LEONE: Lots of rain but...

SIERRA LEONE: Lots of rain but little water

IRIN
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Freetown is one of the wettest capital cities in the world and yet even in the midst of heavy downpours its taps are often dry. The result is...
SIERRA LEONE: Cholera deaths s...

SIERRA LEONE: Cholera deaths surge

IRIN
Sunday, October 07, 2007
A deadly cholera epidemic has broken out in several regions of Sierra Leone. Since the first week of September at least 523 people have been...
SIERRA LEONE: Schools without ...

SIERRA LEONE: Schools without teachers

IRIN
Monday, October 01, 2007
With only 19 percent of children in school following Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, the former government began an ambitious project to...
SIERRA LEONE: Ruling party los...

SIERRA LEONE: Ruling party loses vote, opposition leader made president

IRIN
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
On 17 September, following what observers say were largely peaceful and fair elections, the former ruling party candidate Solomon Berewa conceded...
SIERRA LEONE: Second round of ...

SIERRA LEONE: Second round of presidential poll calm

IRIN
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Despite allegations that the two parties in Sierra Leone’s 8 September final round of presidential elections were fomenting violence in the run-up...
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