KidsRights Index in its "alarming" report ranks Iceland, Sweden, and Finland as the best for children's rights and Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Chad as the worst, out of 185 countries.
Clashes during anti-government demonstrations in capital Freetown leave at least three people dead, reports and officials say.
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni is carrying over 26,500 tonnes of corn and is bound for Tripoli in Lebanon following an inspection in Istanbul on Tuesday.
The blast after the collision with a truck claimed victims among those who had flocked to collect fuel leaking from the ruptured vehicle, the mayor of Freetown said.
The arrest comes days after the Sierra Leone Football Association suspended head coach Abdulai Kaloga Bah for “professional misconduct”.
President Julius Maada Bio has signed the abolition bill during a ceremony in the capital Freetown after lawmakers approved the text in July.
A group of volunteers are helping Istanbul's refugee-owned restaurants in Istanbul’s Fatih district to adapt to a Turkish tradition in order to feed refugees struggling amid the pandemic.
A vaccination drive was launched last week, but as with past outbreaks, people in the region doubt the existence of Ebola and reject measures aimed at checking its spread, including not to touch sick people and not to wash the dead.
Bockarie is of the view that regardless of who's in power, living conditions will remain the same for the poor so long as Sierra Leoneans continue to elect corrupt and incompetent officials.
Tunisia keep their 100% record in the qualifiers with a 1-0 home victory over Tanzania, while Morocco's Hakim Ziyech scored twice as they beat Central African Republic 4-1 but South Africa struggled before winning 2-0 at home to Sao Tome e Principe.
As Turkey has deliberately slowed down its economy and asked people to stay at home, African communities try to make ends meet.
Training doctors and investing in health care was key to suppressing previous lethal outbreaks in the Kerala state of India, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
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