Kimberley Reeve

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Meanwhile in ... Sierra Leone, restaurant owner teaches prostitutes to cook, run business

And in Berlin, young tech entrepreneurs gather to listen to their peers talk about their worst business mistakes, while former mining town Houtong, …

Sierra Leone suspends timber export over deforestation concerns

FREETOWN, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The newly elected president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, on Wednesday issued a directive ordering the suspension …

More athletes flee Commonwealth Games athletes village | Sky News Australia

Five more athletes have disappeared from the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village on the Gold Coast. The athletes from Sierra Leone, Uganda and …

Sierra Leone:President Appeals for Help Over Debt Burden

[East African] Freetown -Sierra Leone's new President Julius Maada Bio has appealed for international help to bail his country out of an economic …

Salma Hayek opened up about her heartbreaking trip to Sierra Leone while accepting a UNICEF leadership award

We all know (and love) <i>Beatriz at Dinner</i> actress Salma Hayek, but this definitely takes the cake. The actress, producer, and activist received the …

The search for sustainable palm oil

From cookies to biodiesel, palm oil is everywhere. But it has a bad environmental reputation. A small company in Sierra Leone is trying to do things …

DeBeers Plans to Fix "Blood Diamond" Reputation

DeBeers Plans to Fix "Blood Diamond" Reputation<p>DeBeers Plans to Fix "Blood Diamond" Reputation<p>DeBeers Plans to Fix "Blood Diamond" …

Donald Trump

Sierra Leone:Rebuilding in a Sierra Leone Village, Three Years On

[RFI] In the small village of Rogbasha in Bombali district, Sierra Leone, life has almost returned to normal, three-and-half years after the end of …

How media failed Sierra Leone’s election

Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was frequently …

Disease

Could Sierra Leone's landslide in Freetown have been prevented?

In August 2017, the side of Sugar Loaf mountain in Sierra Leone collapsed after days of heavy rains. For many, coming to terms with what happened hasn't been easy - and many in Freetown are still asking: could such a tragedy have been prevented?<p>A new documentary film released by the Thomson Reuters …

Sierra Leone Mudslide Survivors Live in Fear of Fresh Disaster

Kadiatu Koroma who lived in Congo Town which was hit by the worst flooding-related disasters to hit Africa in 2017, says they had no idea that that …

Billionaire Beny Steinmetz is digging for diamonds as work in Sierra Leone mine resumes

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz has started digging for diamonds again in Sierra Leona after production was stopped almost a year ago.<p>Steinmetz's …

A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone

Chude Jideonwo is co-founder of StateCraft Inc, which has consulted for presidential candidates in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. He is author of the …

East Africa:Regional Court to Judge Schools Ban for Pregnant Girls

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak.

How the wealth from Sierra Leone's diamonds fails to enrich local communities

Ever since diamonds were discovered in Sierra Leone in the 1930s, they have had a significant impact on the country – socially, politically and …

Sierra Leone president to push review of mining law, contracts

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone’s new president will follow through with campaign promises to review mining contracts and consider changes to the law that would ensure the West African nation benefits from its natural resources, his spokesman told Reuters.<p>Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio …

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Sierra Leone in fourth bid to launch oil sector with licensing round

(Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on higher oil prices, Sierra Leone has extended the deadline of a fourth oil licensing round for five deep water offshore blocks until September 27, officials told Reuters. The five contract areas cover 31,653 square kilometres of deep and ultra-deep water off …

Amnesty calls on Sierra Leone to end protest crackdowns

DAKAR, Senegal — Amnesty International is calling on Sierra Leone's new government to end police crackdowns on peaceful protesters and improve human …

Chinese military to deliver Ebola research center to Sierra Leone

The People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s first infectious disease prevention and control center in Africa will be delivered in early July, Wu Qian, …

How Sierra Leone is beating tropical diseases

SIERRA LEONE is one of the world’s poorest countries. From 1991 to 2002, it suffered a devastating civil war that claimed 70,000 lives and wrecked …

Earth May Spin Faster as Glaciers Melt

Melting ice triggered by global warming may make Earth whirl faster than before and could shift the axis on which the planet spins, researchers …

Climate Change

What makes the French Alps so risky for avalanches?

An avalanche hit the on-piste slopes of ski resort Tignes on Tuesday, burying skiers. It remains unknown as yet if people were injured or killed.<p>Four …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

Global Warming

Scientists hatch crazy $500 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic

As governments make slow progress towards alleviating climate change and denial marks the Trump Administration’s approach to the global crisis, …

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter …

Time-lapse photos show just how quickly the world's glaciers are disappearing

An elegy for ice<p>The rapid melting of Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier is tangible. When I visited in 2013, our guide punctuated every few steps by saying, "Ten years ago the glacier would have started here .... five years ago the glacier would have started here." Each step in which our feet were …

Before & after photos of melting glaciers capture climate change in action

With the Earth experiencing its hottest year on record in 2016, the evidence for climate change keeps building. But much of this evidence comes in …

Global Warming

Earth is losing its ice: Glaciers around the world are rapidly disappearing

“The evidence is overwhelming: Earth is losing its ice.”<p>Glaciers all over the world are disappearing in what should be the subject of “international …

What Killed Northern Australia’s Mangroves?

Australia’s mangroves are tangled trees and shrubs that thrive along the coastline in places other plants can’t survive. But last year, something …

Mangroves