Business & Economy

Sierra Leone pastor unearths huge 706-carat diamond

Government says gem will be sold with a 'transparent' bidding process to the benefit of the community and country.

Sierra Leone pastor finds huge 706-carat diamond

Ebola

Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders'

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014.

Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders': study

Sierra Leone

Opioids: Sierra Leone's newest public health emergency

Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation.

Opioids: Sierra Leone's newest public health emergency

Mental health

'Devil Boy': Down's syndrome in Sierra Leone

In a country that demonises mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community's acceptance and remorse.

'Devil Boy': Down's syndrome in Sierra Leone

Ebola

The lingering shadow of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

People affected by the Ebola virus are showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder a year after epidemic defeated.

The lingering shadow of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Human Rights

Sierra Leone: The witch doctor, the DJ and the gallows

For the first time since its civil war, Sierra Leone might be about to execute someone.

Prepare the gallows: Sierra Leone and the death penalty

Business & Economy

Seaweed ruins Sierra Leone's once-pristine coastline

Scientists try to find out what causes the carpet of seaweed on the coastline affecting the fishing and tourism sectors.

Weather

Seaweed smothers beaches in Sierra Leone

Choking algae inundates Sierra Leone sands, posing a threat to marine life and the tourism and fishing sectors.

Seaweed smothers beaches in Sierra Leone

Africa

Kidnapped Sierra Leonean diplomat freed in Nigeria

Alfred Nelson-Williams released unharmed five days after his abduction in Nigeria, government officials say.

Kidnapped Sierra Leonean diplomat freed in Nigeria

Africa

Did the world fail Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone?

David Nyorkor lost his family to Ebola and his leg to a misdiagnosis in a hospital overwhelmed by the epidemic.

Did the world fail Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone?

Nigeria

Sierra Leonean diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner taken while travelling from capital Abuja to the northern state of Kaduna.

Nigeria: Sierra Leone's Alfred Nelson-Williams abducted

Sierra Leone

The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone

"She died in front of my office door. Her head just slumped back in her wheelchair. She was 24 years old."

The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone

Environment

Sierra Leone's ex-civil war fighters battle poachers

Former Kamajor militia fighters work to protect and breathe life back into the endangered Gola Forest.

Sierra Leone's ex-civil war fighters battle poachers

Ebola

WHO hails Ebola milestone as Sierra Leone flare-up ends

Health officials say recent Sierra Leone flare-up has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa.

WHO hails Ebola milestone as Sierra Leone flare-up ends

Opinion

The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

The much-vaunted rebuilding of livelihoods ruined by Ebola is far from happening.

Fisayo Soyombo

by Fisayo Soyombo

Fisayo Soyombo