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Sierra Leone News
The Libyan crisis is now the topic of discussion in almost every quarter in the West African sub-region, with mixed reactions being expressed.
In Sierra Leone, many people are following the Libyan civil war with keen interest, since in fact the name Muammar Gaddafi means different things to different people there.
Sierra Leone has signed an agreement with Dutch firm Precon to facilitate access to European Union markets for its fish and fisheries products.
A new study says some 300,000 school age children in Sierra Leone are currently out of school, citing poverty among parents as one of the factors contributing to the problem.
The Sierra Leonean government’s budget has been subjected to scrutiny, as Tuesday 16 August was dedicated to budget review at a public forum.
In Sierra Leone, heavy rains have this month left a number of people homeless and property worth millions of Leones or thousands of US dollars destroyed.
A sub-regional meeting on Lassa fever and other emerging infectious diseases ended in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown at the weekend, with a Nigerian physician calling for urgent efforts to stop the spread of Lassa fever in West Africa.
In Sierra Leone, 8 people have died and several others injured, after the commercial bus they were traveling in collided with a fuel tanker along the Freetown-Misiaka highway.
The Central Bank of Sierra Leone is withdrawing current banknotes from circulation starting 15 August.
A sub-regional meeting on Lassa fever and other emerging infectious disease in the Mano River Union (MRU) and other concerned countries is underway in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown.
The Sierra Leone government has issued a two-week ultimatum to mining and exploration companies in the country to regularize their documents or face suspension.