Gulf Times - Sierra-Leone
Qatar, partners launch global forum to combat coronavirus

Qatar, partners launch global forum to combat coronavirus

Qatar, South Korea, Canada, Denmark and Sierra Leone launched on Tuesday the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security to combat the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) ...

Envoys of Sierra Leone and Ukraine present credentials

Envoys of Sierra Leone and Ukraine present credentials

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi received a copy of the credentials of ambassador of Sierra Leone to Qatar, Hajja Ishita Thomas, on Thursday.

IMF agrees new loan programme for Sierra Leone

IMF agrees new loan programme for Sierra Leone

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board has approved a new $172 million loan programme for Sierra Leone to help the West African country combat rising inflation and lacklustre economic growth.

Emir, Sierra Leone president discuss ways to enhance bilateral ties

Emir, Sierra Leone president discuss ways to enhance bilateral ties

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio held on Sunday an official round of talks at the Emiri Diwan.

Sierra Leone poll candidate plans legal challenge

Sierra Leone poll candidate plans legal challenge

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone's presidential election, Samura Kamara, said the voting was marred by fraud and he plans to launch a legal challenge to the result.

Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential run-off

Sierra Leone votes in delayed presidential run-off

Voting began Saturday in Sierra Leone in the final round of a delayed run-off presidential election after a campaign marked by verbal sparring, sporadic violence and a last-minute legal battle.

Sierra Leone court lifts order halting presidential election

Sierra Leone court lifts order halting presidential election

Sierra Leone's High Court on Monday lifted an order that had halted the country's presidential runoff, although the electoral commission has requested a brief postponement after losing valuable time to prepare the vote.

Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sells for $6.5mn at auction

Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sells for $6.5mn at auction

The egg-sized gem -- known as the "Peace Diamond" -- was bought by British luxury jeweller Laurence Graff, said Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group.

Italy police rescue 5-year-old migrant from train near Austria border

Italy police rescue 5-year-old migrant from train near Austria border

A 5-year-old migrant boy who risked dying from hypothermia while hiding in a freight train near the border with Austria has been rescued by Italian police and taken to a hospital.

After deadly mudslide, Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera

After deadly mudslide, Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera

Sierra Leone will vaccinate half a million people against cholera as thousands risk infection in emergency shelters with limited access to clean water and sanitation, an official said ...

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide - mayor

270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide - mayor

Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and the search continues for more, the mayor said on Tuesday.