Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Sierra Leone as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Sierra Leone: Drug epidemic warning for employers

Although substance and alcohol abuse are not uncommon across the country, the President has issued a state of emergency over the proliferation of a new drug compound …

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Sierra Leone: Parliament approves new Bills

Parliament has just passed Bills to help protect the local labour market and position of citizens working abroad, plus to ensure greater fairness in the workplace …

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Sierra Leone: Minimum wage revision (1st April 2023)

The minimum wage was increased on 1st April 2023 from 600 leones (US$26) to 800 leones (US$35) pcm …

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Sierra Leone: New deal for women at work

Under the new Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act (GEWE), women must hold at least 30% of decision-making roles in companies with 25+ employees …

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Sierra Leone: Government determined to reduce gender imbalances

The Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs, Manty Tarawallie, has recently spoken publicly about the absence of women in many spheres of employment …

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Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone & Saudi Arabia agree to recruit domestic and public workers

An agreement has been concluded between the government and that of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the supply of public and domestic workers …

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Sierra Leone: National identity number to be required for work and residence permit applications

A law formalising employment for foreign nationals is now in force …

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Sierra Leone: Abolition of death penalty

The death penalty for all crimes has formally been abolished …

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Sierra Leone: Government declared a state of emergency over sexual violence

The incidence of sexual and gender-based violence across the country, led last year to the state President declaring a state of emergency …

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Sierra Leone: Government announce new visa policy for visiting travellers

Citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are now allowed to enter Sierra Leone with a free of charge visa-on-arrival …

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Sierra Leone: Anti-Corruption Amendment Act 2019 tabled in parliament

In all African countries, the constant preoccupation of the political leadership is how to sell off their country’s resources for personal gain …

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