Sierra Leone

Traditional healers help doctors reach patients in Sierra Leone

In a country where most people visit healers, some are stepping in to bridge the trust gap between the old and the new.

Traditional healers help doctors reach patients in Sierra Leone

Africa

Riot breaks out in coronavirus-struck prison in Sierra Leone

Reports of casualties after riot at Pademba Road Prison in Freetown, where a COVID-19 case was earlier confirmed.

Riot breaks out in coronavirus-struck prison in Sierra Leone

Ebola

WHO extends emergency status of Ebola in DR Congo

The emergency could be lifted within three months on the advice of the UN health agency's experts.

WHO extends emergency status of Ebola in DR Congo

Sierra Leone

Books and bills: Tackling sexual violence in Sierra Leone

A year after president declared a state of emergency, the fight against sexual and gender-based violence remains tough.

Books and bills: Tackling sexual violence in Sierra Leone

Africa

Sierra Leone diamond mine: Legal action over land grab

How a community displaced by diamond mining in Sierra Leone is fighting back.

Africa

Sierra Leone: Illegal mining blamed for environmental disasters

The government is introducing stiff penalties for those behind disasters causing a catastrophic loss of life.

Africa

Sierra Leone resumes timber exports, worrying environmentalists

Activists fear effort to counter falling revenue from mining could erase gains made over last 10 years to regrow country's forests.

Africa

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, in Sierra Leone, is under threat

Animal conservation groups fear unless they have resources needed to protect primates they will not be around for long.

Africa

No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse

Rescuers freed 12 people from the rubble after a building collapsed in the West African country's second city.

No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse

Sierra Leone

'Toxic stress': Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone

Inaccessible health services and spiritual beliefs drive those in need to the shrines of 45,000 traditional healers.

'Toxic stress': Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone

Africa

Is Bobi Wine Uganda's next president?

In this episode, we also look at Sierra Leone's radical efforts to tackle rape and pay tribute to a Somali journalist whose life has been tragically cut short.

Is Bobi Wine Uganda's next president?

Risking it all

Gruelling Road to Recovery in Sierra Leone

Truck drivers and quarry workers fight against the odds to support their families in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

Podcast

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

After cases of child rape made headlines this year, the government declared a national emergency around sexual violence.

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

Witness

Survivors: Inside Sierra Leone's Ebola epidemic

An intimate look at the fight to contain the 2014 Ebola outbreak through the lives of three Sierra Leoneans.

Ebola

Five years after West Africa's Ebola pandemic: Where are we now?

Some health workers say they are better prepared for an Ebola outbreak, but survivors are not so sure.

Five years after West Africa's Ebola pandemic: Where are we now?