Tag Archives: Sierra Leone

Fashionistas Will Love Every Look From Sai Sankoh’s Resort 2020 Camapign

From Nigeria’s Fruché to Ghana’s Ophelia Crossland, fashion has time and time again looked to specific locations to inform its creations – just take a look at Tiffany Amber‘s SS20 edit if you’re looking for proof. Now, Sierra Leonean luxury brand, Sai Sankoh is also diving into the nature’s themes with its new Resort 2020 campaign. Inspired by the designer’s travels…

Read more

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Is Uber-Stylish In Sierra Leone For President’s Inauguration

After 9 years, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been invited back to Sierra Leone to witness the inauguration of the new President, Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio. She was received by an entourage led by the First Lady Mrs Fatima Jabbe-Bio, an actress herself. The leading African actress who is one of Times 100 most influential people…

Read more

Opposition Maada Bio Declared Winner Of Sierra Leone’s Presidential Poll

Sierra Leone’s opposition party’s candidate, Rtd Brig. Julius Maada Bio, has won the tense presidential run-off election. Bio of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) defeated Samura Wilson Kamara of the ruling All Peoples Congress. According to the result announced by the Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday in Freetown, Bio received 1,319,406…

Read more

Tony Elumelu Donates $500,000 to Sierra Leone

Banker and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has donated $500,000 to Sierra Leone to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by flood and mudslide in the country. Elumelu made the donation to Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday during a visit to the West African country. Along with former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Elumelu visited survivors…

Read more

Nigeria Donates Cash, Food, Medical Supplies Worth $2Million to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone

Nigeria has donated cash, food, medical supplies and other relief materials worth $2 million to victims of the mudslide in Sierra Leone. This was revealed in a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Sanda, saying the items donated include $1 million cash, as well as 315 metric tonnes…

Read more

Sierra Leone Mudslide: Desperate Hunt for 600 Missing People Still On| #PrayForSierraLeone

The hunt for survivors of the deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone continued Tuesday as the official death toll rose to 245, with numbers expected to grow and hundreds still missing. “More bodies have been discovered. The number rose from 205 to 245, the search continued this morning, and we expect that number to rise,” Abu Bakarr, spokesman…

Read more

#PrayforSierraLeone! Mudslide Kills 312 in Sierra Leone (Update)

No fewer than 312 people have lost their lives to a mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone capital. According to the local Red Cross Spokesman, Patrick Massaquoi, the toll could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown, where heavy rains have caused homes to disappear under water and triggered…

Read more

Hundreds Reportedly Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslide

A hillside in the Regent area of Sierra Leone collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud and at least 179 people killed, BBC News reports. Sierra Leone’s Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh confirmed that the disaster was “so serious that I myself feel broken”. He confirmed the total number of casualties may likely…

Read more

Celebrations In Sierra Leone As WHO Officially Declares Country Ebola-Free

  There was an outpouring of emotions in Sierra Leone as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free today. Citizens took to the streets to celebrate the great news at the stroke of midnight Friday as it marked the 42nd day since there was any report of the deadly disease which killed about 4,000…

Read more

Ebola: Nigerian Government Offers Drugs & Supplies Worth Over $249,000 To Sierra Leone

The Nigerian government has offered drugs and supplies worth more than $249,000 to Sierra Leone, a statement by the Ministry of Health said here on Thursday. This offering was made apart from a $3.5m donation promised by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan toward the fight against Ebola scourge in the sub-region, said the statement signed by…

Read more