Chinese trawlers’ illegal overfishing starving Sierra Leone locals
Fisheries employ 500,000 of the West African nation's nearly 8 million people. The industry accounts for 12% of the economy and provides 80% of the population's protein consumption. But their catch is dwindling rapidly due to widespread overfishing, particularly by Chinese trawler crews. According to President Julius Maada Bio in 2018, ...
Africa: Fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone capital caused at least 99 deaths and many more injured
On late Friday, Nov. 6, Freetown, the capital and the largest city of Sierra Leone witnessed a horrific blast following a collision, leaving at least 99 people killed and over 100 injured cases. The fatal accident has severely damaged Freetown's eastern suburb of Wellington, with hundreds of blackened shells of cars ...
All-female legal group fights for women, girls in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, an all-female group of lawyers provides legal protection pro bono for young women and girls at risk
2nd African soccer executive asks for urgent meeting
A second member of the Confederation of African Football's ruling executive committee has called for an urgent meeting, this time to restore order after sharp divisions were exposed at the top of the governing body.Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone wrote to her executive committee colleagues on Saturday to ask that ...
Sierra Leone president declares rape a national emergency
Sierra Leone's president has declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence, saying perpetrators are getting younger and their acts more violent.In a keynote address on Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio said hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assault are reported each month in the West African nation ...
‘I want to just hug him’: Mother reconnects with stranger who brought her daughter from Sierra Leone to US 15 years ago
A mother reconnects with the stranger who helped her 5-year-old daughter travel from Sierra Leone to the U.S., 15 years later
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