Sierra Leone

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Stop talking, start acting, says Africa’s first extreme heat official
Rising temperatures are already killing people in Sierra Leone’s Freetown, says Eugenia Kargbo, who is planning how best to protect the hundreds of thousands living in informal settlements

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

15, Nov, 2021 @8:01 AM

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The young taxi bikers killed in Freetown’s fuel blast died trying to scrape a living | Jonah Lipton and James B Palmer
Riders trying to get fuel from a leaking tanker were among 100 killed when it exploded. It’s part of a bigger story of the struggle for survival in Sierra Leone, a country exploited by rich nations

Jonah Lipton and James B Palmer

10, Nov, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty
MPs vote unanimously for abolition, making it the 23rd African state to end capital punishment

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

24, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sing, Freetown review – astonishing study of creative pain and pride in Sierra Leone
This special film follows a journalist and a theatre-maker as they attempt to reframe their national identity on stage, even as the project threatens their long friendship

Phuong Le

22, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM
Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk

Sarah Johnson

09, Jun, 2021 @9:59 AM

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‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour
Controversial deal with China would be disastrous for fishing and protected rainforest, say opponents

Karen McVeigh and Kabba Kargbo in Freetown

17, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Alone in Oman: Covid worsens abuse for trafficked women
Women from Sierra Leone tricked into servitude find themselves sold on under Gulf’s kafala system

Katie McQue

23, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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‘We clap if none die’: Covid forces hard choices in Sierra Leone
With medical resources diverted to the pandemic, years of progress in children’s healthcare are under threat

Malte Werner and Amjata Bayoh in Freetown

18, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Back to basics: how social workers returned to their roots during Covid
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of working with neighbourhoods as social work returned to traditional methods

Rory Truell

16, Dec, 2020 @8:28 AM

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Home Office grants man leave to remain after 28-year battle
Osman Bash Taqi’s application had been refused for lack of passport, held by department

Diane Taylor

19, May, 2020 @4:31 PM

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Home Office lost passport of man battling for decades to remain in UK
Osman Bash Taqi, a teacher from Sierra Leone, has been in limbo since early 1990s despite having right to remain

Diane Taylor

14, May, 2020 @1:58 PM

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Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls going to school but shutdown expected
Decision hailed as ‘victory’ comes amid warnings that coronavirus could close schools and leave teenagers vulnerable in quarantine

Kate Hodal

31, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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