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Politics

Opposition candidate sworn in as Sierra Leone president

Julius Maada Bio wins 51.8 percent of the votes while Samura Kamara of the ruling party secured 48 percent of votes.

Sierra Leone opposition leader wins presidential election runoff

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone opposition claims presidential poll win

Sierra Leone People's Party says Julius Maada Bio won the elections, according to its own tallying of results.

Sierra Leone opposition claims presidential election victory

Inside Story

Will presidential elections usher in a new era for Sierra Leone?

Votes are being counted in a presidential election runoff.

Africa

Sierra Leone election: Low voter turnout in presidential runoff

Voter turnout has been reported as being lower than in the first round on March 7.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential runoff

Second round of voting pits APC's Sumara Kamara against SLPP's Julius Maada.

Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential runoff

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors struggle to rebuild their lives

Government took possession of 52 homes donated by some construction companies to help the victims, but survivors say the government is demanding they pay for them.

Pop Music

Emmerson: The pop star challenging Sierra Leone's presidents

'If I go into politics, who would be doing what I'm doing? We need me,' says Emmerson Bockarie.

Emmerson: The pop star challenging Sierra Leone's presidents

Africa

Sierra Leone postpones runoff vote amid fraud allegations

The country's Supreme Court has approved the election commission's request to delay Tuesday's runoff presidential election until the weekend.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone runoff in doubt after court injunction

High court prohibits electoral commission from proceeding with March 27 vote amid claims of fraud and police harassment.

Sierra Leone: Court puts break on presidential runoff

Human Rights

Inside Sierra Leone's maximum security prison for women

The Freetown Female Correctional Centre houses about 90 women and their children.

Inside Sierra Leone's maximum security prison for women

Africa

Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors 'not getting help' they need

Survivors say the disease is still killing people three years after the country was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization.

Africa

Sierra Leone: Voters head to polls to elect new president

Leaders of 16 political parties are vying to succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma, but many voters doubt the candidates will be able to revive the ailing economy.

Reporter's Notebook

The day the mountain fell: Sierra Leone's mudslide

A look at how and why predictions of environmental disaster were ignored in a country recovering from war and disease.

People & Power

Sierra Leone: The Mountain Will Fall

Investigating the causes and consequences of a mud slide in Sierra Leone that killed more than a thousand people.

Inside Story

What is behind the rising number of child soldiers?

According to the UN, tens of thousands of children are involved in conflicts in over 20 countries.