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Freetown tax probe Sierra Leone former President Ernest Bai Koroma’s brother Thomas Koroma on the spot for tax evasion totalling $127,547.

The East African , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Bio on maiden visit to Gambia

A statement from the presidency in Freetown said the tour was geared towards deepening bilateral relations and to honour an invitation extended by President Adama Barrow.

The East African , Kenya Feb 20, 2019

NDLEA tasks Air Peace crew on checking drug peddlers

The carrier recently operated demonstration flights to Port Harcourt, Kano, Freetown, Dakar, Johannesburg and Sharjah as part of the requirements for induction of the Boeing 777 aircraft it plans to deploy for its long-haul services.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

Relationship between church, law and polity | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

The formal arrival of missionaries to Nigerian shores was led by the Black Methodist Missionary, Thomas Birch Freeman, who arrived Badagry from Freetown, Sierra Leone, in September, 1842.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 11, 2019

Sierra Leone president declares rape a 'national emergency'

"I declare rape and sexual violence a national emergency," Bio said at State House in Freetown.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 9, 2019

Vatebra makes LSE list of ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’

The company has businesses across Africa with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Freetown and Nairobi.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 8, 2019

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency

"She may never walk again, and I want vengeance for what has happened," her grandmother told the Reuters news agency, sitting next to the girl in her wheelchair in a Freetown medical clinic.

Al Jazeera , Africa Feb 8, 2019

Sierra Leone declares emergency over rape and sexual assault

Mr Bio declared the emergency at State House in Freetown after hearing the testimony of an Ebola survivor who had repeatedly been raped.

BBC Africa , Africa Feb 8, 2019

Sierra Leone's president declares 'rape scourge' a national emergency

“She may never walk again, and I want vengeance for what has happened,” her grandmother told Reuters, sitting next to the girl in her wheelchair in a Freetown medical clinic.

The Star , Kenya Feb 8, 2019

Sierra Leone's president declares 'rape scourge' a national emergency

Freetown (Reuters) - The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency.

Reuters , Africa Feb 8, 2019