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Sierra Leone charges 14 soldiers with mutiny
A Sierra Leone military court has charged 13 soldiers and a captain with mutiny and denied them bail, a judge said on Monday, eight months after they were arrested for planning a protest against the president. The men, who all pleaded not guilty, were arrested last August in the northern town of Makeni for planning a protest during a visit by President Ernest Bai Koroma to his hometown.(4/15/2014 2:36:02 AM)
Sierra Leone runner remains missing after marathon
An elite runner from Sierra Leone who disappeared after finishing the women's race at the London Marathon in 20th place remains missing. Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, from Sierra Leone, has been missing since Sunday.(4/15/2014 1:07:24 AM)
Sierra Leone athlete Mami Konneh Lahun missing since London Marathon
Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, was last seen after finishing the 26.2 mile course yesterday and was due to return home to Africa today. But it has emerged there is still no trace of her.(4/14/2014 3:29:32 AM)
Court martial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny opens in Sierra Leone
A court martial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny has opened in the capital of the West African nation of Sierra Leone.(4/14/2014 2:09:38 PM)
Sierra Leone's fastest ever 5,000 and 10,000 metre runner disappears after finishing 20th in London Marathon
Mami Kohnneh, Sierra Leone's fastest-ever 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre runner, has disappeared after becoming the first woman to have represented that country in the London Marathon.(4/14/2014 9:13:33 AM)
14 accused of mutiny stand trial in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - A court martial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny has opened in the capital of the West African nation of Sierra Leone. Each soldier faces eight counts of mutiny, according to the charge sheet read out in court on Monday. The soldiers were ...(4/14/2014 2:42:42 PM)
Search For Missing Marathon Runner Continues
An athlete from Sierra Leone is still missing after finishing 20th in the London Marathon. The Metropolitan Police previously said Mami Konneh Lahun had returned to her accommodation on Monday - but a spokesman told Sky News this was an error and that the search had never been called off. The 24-year-old had been staying at an address in Greenwich since arriving in the UK on a sportsperson visit ...(4/14/2014 6:36:14 PM)
Tax breaks for multinationals outstrip spending on schools and clinics in Sierra Leone
A new report highlights the huge amount of revenue that one of the poorest countries in Africa loses each year through tax breaks for multinationals. In 2011, Sierra Leone spent more on tax give-aways than on its development priorities, with mining firms the biggest beneficiaries. The following year, the tax exemptions amounted to more than eight times Sierra Leone’s health budget and seven ...(4/15/2014 7:30:38 PM)
Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations
The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday. Staff at Banjul International Airport said on condition of anonymity that President Yahya Jammeh had ordered airlines to cancel all flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. "This decision by the Gambian ...(4/15/2014 6:47:21 AM)
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah obituary
Former president of Sierra Leone who helped restore democracy after civil war As African political itineraries go, that of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, former president of Sierra Leone, who has died aged 82, was an unusual one. After a career as an international civil servant, he returned in the early 1990s to Sierra Leone, a country shaken by a cruel civil war and erratic military rule, and became ...(4/5/2014 2:29:13 AM)
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