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Trafficked and Abused, Chimps Find Home in Sierra Leone Sanctuary

For more than 20 years, the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone has taken in chimpanzees orphaned and abused by the illegal pet trade. But the challenges don't stop there for this endangered species.On the outskirts of Freetown, chimpanzees a...

UN chief applauds Sierra Leoneans for peaceful elections; congratulates new President

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took note of the announcement by the National Electoral Commission on 4 April of the final results of the presidential run-off election in Sierra Leone, the UN Spokesman said Thursday.He congratulates M...

Runner-Up in Sierra Leone Presidential Poll Will Challenge Result

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone's presidential election has said he will challenge the results.Former Foreign Minister Samura Kamara announced the challenge Thursday, after the electoral commission declared Julius Maada Bio the winner of last week...

SIERRA LEONE PICKS NEW PRESIDENT ON SATURDAY AFTER COURT DELAY

FREETOWN- Sierra Leone chooses a new president on Saturday following a delay caused by a ruling party-backed court case over alleged electoral fraud, spiking tensions following an already fractious campaign. The West African nation's 3.1 million voters...

Sierra Leone Political Parties Look to Likely Run-off

Sierra Leone's main opposition party took a slight lead in the country's presidential race with 75 percent of votes counted. But with outright victory still out of reach, the candidates are now looking to form possible coalitions in the likely

Scant Progress Made in Electing Women Parliamentarians Worldwide

In advance of International Women's Week (March 5), a report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union finds little progress is being made in increasing the number of women parliamentarians around the world.Before 2016, the Inter-Parliamentary Union reports the...

Child Abductions Rise amid South Sudan’s Grinding Civil War

It's been almost two years since Deng Machar's three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle. Sitting in South Sudan's opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet."They were playing

US Imposes Sanctions that Aim to Cripple Hezbollah Militant Group

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on seven businesses and six people Friday that aim to disrupt the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group.The Treasury Department said the sanctions are "the first wave" of penalties de...