Freetown News

Sierra Leone axes plan to build Chinese-funded airport

Freetown (Reuters) - Sierra Leone’s government has terminated a $400 million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labour and loans, according to a letter written last week by the country’s minister of tr...

Reuters Oct 12, 2018

Sierra Leone scraps project for Chinese-built airport

, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Oct 11 – Sierra Leone has scrapped a $400-million (347-million-euro) scheme for a Chinese-built airport, saying the project was too costly, but Beijing sought to dismiss the concerns...

Capital News Oct 11, 2018

Sierra Leone scraps project for Chinese-built airport

The scheme entailed building a new airport around 50km outside the capital of Freetown.

News 24 Oct 11, 2018

FIFA cancels Ghana-S’Leone AFCON qualifier – Punch Newspapers

We will play the game in our hearts even if they bar us from playing with them.” Sierra Leone have three points from their opening two Nations Cup qualifiers and are also due to host Ghana in Freetown on Mond...

Punch Oct 10, 2018

Sierra Leone’s Nations Cup fate to be decided later

REUTERS/Luc Gnago A FIFA ban on the west African country, because of alleged government interference in the running of the football association, means Sierra Leone are not allowed to play their scheduled Group F matches against Ghana in Kumasi on...

Reuters Oct 10, 2018

Africa Cup offers Salah chance to regain scoring touch

There are 48 fixtures spread over seven days, although doubts surround those between Ghana and Sierra Leone in Kumasi this Thursday and in Freetown next Monday.

New Vision Oct 10, 2018

Sierra Leone cancels China-funded Mamamah airport

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown.

BBC Africa Oct 10, 2018

Africa Cup offers Salah chance to regain scoring touch

There are 48 fixtures spread over seven days, although doubts surround those between Ghana and Sierra Leone in Kumasi this Thursday and in Freetown next Monday.

The Guardian Oct 10, 2018

Sierra Leone scraps China airport deal

The proposed Mamamah International Airport is located just outside Freetown, designed to replace the current one in the town of Lungi, which is said to be an obstacle to development due to connectivity difficu...

The East African Oct 10, 2018

Africa Cup offers Salah chance to regain scoring touch

There are 48 fixtures spread over seven days, although doubts surround those between Ghana and Sierra Leone in Kumasi this Thursday and in Freetown next Monday.

Vanguard News Oct 10, 2018