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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in New York auction

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Sierra Leone said Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone awaits 27 citizens being deported from US

Sierra Leone's government says it has issued the necessary documents and awaits the arrival of 27 citizens being deported from the United States for drug crimes and other offenses. Foreign … Click to Continue »

Police block peaceful action by women affected by SOCFIN oil palm plantation in Sierra Leone

On September 21, 2017 about 150 to 200 women were stopped by police on their way to Pujehun to urge local authorities to take action against the Luxembourg-based oil palm plantation company SOCFIN for grabbing their lands and committing other related human rights abuses. Show More Summary

How media and ethnic politics intertwine in Africa

Journalists Kelvin Lewis in Sierra Leone and Linus Kaikai in Kenya discuss how best to navigate the murky waters of ethnic politics, especially when reporting on elections. They found out that even though their countries were on opposite sides of the continent, they shared the same concerns over how political blocs play on ethnicity to win votes.

Trump Admin Imposes New Visa Restrictions, Burma Refugees Face Land Mines, Cassini to Crash into Saturn: P.M. Links

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The Trump administration announced visa restrictions on four countries, Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Eritrea, which have not been accepting deportees. President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew...Show More Summary

US won’t issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policies, laid out in State Department cables sent on...

Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

By Arshad Mohammed and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone agrees to accept 27 citizens deported from US

Sierra Leone's government says it will accept 27 of its citizens being deported from the United States because of various crimes. The move comes as President Donald Trump's administration places … Click to Continue »

Rep. Karen Bass: U.S. must help prevent further disease and death in Sierra Leone

To the editor: With hundreds dead, more missing and the threat of a cholera outbreak looming, the United States must do our part in providing lifesaving assistance to Sierra Leone. (“Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide,” Sept. 7) The situation there remains dire,...

US limits visas for African, Asian nations over deportations

The United States will stop issuing certain visas to Eritrean nationals and officials of Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as of Wednesday because they have refused to take back deported … Click to Continue »

Your Guide to Fertility Waist Beads

I went on a weekend getaway and rediscovered the waist beads my mom brought back for me from her trip to Sierra Leone, Africa earlier this year. It reminded me to share more about the  beads on the blog because there is a long history in the beads that include fertility. In fact, they are... Read More »

New ambassador to Sierra Leone hails from northwest Indiana

A northwest Indiana native is the new U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone. Portage native Maria Brewer has served in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and other locations during her career with … Click to Continue »

Sierra Leone to begin cholera vaccination drive in disaster-affected areas

Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced on Tuesday.

Assessing the impact of Sierra Leone's mudslides on UK diaspora Pt 1

Three weeks ago Sierra Leone’s catastrophic mudslides left some 1,000 people dead and missing. As the West African state grapples with the aftermath of the natural catastrophe, British Sierra Leoneans speak about their shock This is the first of a two part report by Filip Warwick.

Orphaned by the mudslide in Sierra Leone's Freetown

Young brothers' lucky escape from the Sugar Loaf mudslide that killed their entire family.

Sierra Leone president addresses abandoned Hajj pilgrims

Sierra Leone's anti-corruption commission has declared that three senior government officials and two special assistants have been fired for allegedly selling government funds intended to assist poor people to make … Click to Contin...

Running in Packs Now Banned in Sierra Leone

For decades, young people have taken to the streets in cities across Sierra Leone to jog and exercise socially—some groups in silent focus, others singing and clapping along the way. But the cultural pastime is now banned, with authorities citing "with dismay" that these groups are joined by "unruly...

Prayer Vigil Buried by Sierra Leone Mudslide That Killed 1,000

Freetown churches grapple with tragedy in capital city. Christians in Sierra Leone are still reeling and recovering from the worst flooding their West African nation has faced in recent memory, after a mudslide covered homes and churches...Show More Summary

Disasters Abound - But You Can Make A Difference

South Asia, Sierra Leone, and southern Texas are experiencing catastrophic flooding and landslides. Here's how to help. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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