Sierra Leone http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21340/all en Africa Tourism: Sierra Leone sells beaches not blood diamonds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120112/tourism-sierra-leone-top-travel-destination-africa-tourist-spots FREETOWN — Sierra Leone enters international tourist market with adventure tourism and ecotourism under its belt. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120112/tourism-sierra-leone-top-travel-destination-africa-tourist-spots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Sierra Leone Travel/Tourism Emerging Markets Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:29:42 +0000 Lynn Morris 5687188 at http://www.globalpost.com New oil discovered off Liberia and Sierra Leone coasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120221/new-oil-discovered-liberia-and-sierra-leone-coasts <p> Drillers converged on West African shores five years ago after one of the continent&rsquo;s biggest oil fields was discovered off Ghana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120221/new-oil-discovered-liberia-and-sierra-leone-coasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Energy Liberia Sierra Leone Business Energy Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:57:08 +0000 Luke Browne 5692758 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Charles Taylor aided Sierra Leone war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-charles-taylor-verdict-guilty-war-crimes Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, has been found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the brutal Sierra Leone civil war. Taylor, who stood trial at a special court in The Hague, was accused of trading diamonds from Sierra Leone for weapons he channeled to rebels.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-charles-taylor-verdict-guilty-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Sierra Leone War Chatter Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:23:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5701944 at http://www.globalpost.com Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, sentenced to 50 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120530/ex-liberia-president-charles-taylor-sentenced-50-years The prosecution at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone had asked for a sentence of not less than 80 years, which Charles Taylor and his defence counsel had called “manifestly disproportionate and excessive.”<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120530/ex-liberia-president-charles-taylor-sentenced-50-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa BeNeLux Sierra Leone World Leaders Wed, 30 May 2012 12:47:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5706125 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor to appeal war crimes conviction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120619/liberias-ex-president-charles-taylor-appeal-war-crimes-conviction In April the Special Court for Sierra Leone found Charles Taylor guilty on 11 counts in connection with atrocities including rape and murder during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, in which some 50,000 people were killed and thousands more badly mutilated.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120619/liberias-ex-president-charles-taylor-appeal-war-crimes-conviction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Sierra Leone World Leaders Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:47:45 +0000 Luke Browne 5708422 at http://www.globalpost.com Sierra Leone elections: Voters cast their ballots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/121117/sierra-leone-elections-voters-cast-ballots-koroma Incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma is running for reelection against eight candidates, including ex-military leader Julius Maada Bio, BBC News reported. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/121117/sierra-leone-elections-voters-cast-ballots-koroma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Sierra Leone Elections Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:24:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5726350 at http://www.globalpost.com Sierra Leone re-elects President Ernest Bai Koroma, opposition says election flawed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/121124/sierra-leone-re-elects-president-ernest-bai-koroma Koroma, 59, easily won the election with 59 percent of the vote, beating his closest competitor, Sierra Leone People's Party's candidate Julius Maada Bio, who had 37 percent.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/121124/sierra-leone-re-elects-president-ernest-bai-koroma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sierra Leone Elections Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:31:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5727037 at http://www.globalpost.com