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?

Women's Rights

Tackling domestic violence: Inside Sierra Leone's Husband School

Husband Schools in Sierra Leone are taking on domestic violence by teaching men about women's health and gender issues.

Witness

Sierra Leone: The Husband School

Trying to tackle sexual violence in Sierra Leone, one man teaches men how to be better husbands.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency

Statistics revealed the reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence nearly doubled last year in the country.

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency

AJ IMPACT

Illegal trawlers threaten Sierra Leone fishermen's jobs

We go on patrol with Sierra Leone's navy as it battles a multimillion-dollar problem.

Witness

Big Wata: The Surfers of Sierra Leone

Members of Sierra Leone's only surf club dream of putting Africa on the surfing map.