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Sierra Leone ‘must scrap pregnant girl school ban’

Sierra Leone ‘must scrap pregnant girl school ban’

A ban on pregnant girls attending school in Sierra Leone must be scrapped, a regional West African court ruled on Thursday in a case brought by rights groups. The ECOWAS Court of Justice demanded that “the prohibitive policy be reversed immediately”, calling it “discrimination against pregnant adolescent girls”. Sierra Leone banned pregnant girls from going […]

No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse

No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse

Twelve people were rescued on Thursday and no one was killed after a three-story building under construction collapsed in Sierra Leone. The incident occurred in the southern city of Bo, the second-largest city in the West African country after the capital, Freetown. Four of the rescued were hospitalised and released and eight others were still […]

Fans attack Sierra Leone player’s house after penalty miss

Fans attack Sierra Leone player’s house after penalty miss

Angry fans of Sierra Leone’s national football team have attacked a player’s house after he missed a decisive penalty. Captain Umaru Bangura failed to convert a stoppage-time spot-kick in front of a huge crowd on Sunday. It meant Sierra Leone failed to get through to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Liberia […]