Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew following anti-government protests

At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, staff at the city’s main mortuary said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and burned tyres in the streets out… Read More Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew following anti-government protests

Scores dead, injured following fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone

At least 99 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the capital of Sierra Leone late on Friday when a fuel tanker exploded following a collision, local authorities said. Fuel still appeared to be leaking from the wrecked tanker on Saturday morning as police and soldiers tried to clear large crowds of onlookers… Read More Scores dead, injured following fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone parliament votes to repeal death penalty

Sierra Leone’s parliament voted unanimously on Friday to repeal the death penalty more than two decades after the West African country carried out its last execution. President Julius Maada Bio is expected to soon sign the bill into law, which will make Sierra Leone the 23rd African country to abolish capital punishment. The bill also… Read More Sierra Leone parliament votes to repeal death penalty