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.

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.

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.


Seaweed smothers beaches in Sierra Leone

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


Kidnapped Sierra Leonean diplomat freed in Nigeria

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


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.


Sierra Leonean diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

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

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."


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.


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.

Humanitarian crises

The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

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

by Fisayo Soyombo


Fear and suspicion as Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

Woman caring for earlier victim identified as second patient in less than a week raising worries of further cases.


New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone

Medical tests confirm new Ebola death in Sierra Leone, just hours after WHO declares West Africa free of the virus.


Ebola-free Sierra Leone cleared to host football

The 18-month ban had forced the national team to play at neutral venues.


The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital.