Deaths from Sierra Leone tanker blast rise to 144

Deaths from Sierra Leone tanker blast rise to 144

FREETOWN (Reuters) – The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone’s capital on Nov. 5 has risen to 144 from a previous estimate of 115, health ministry data showed on Saturday. The tanker exploded following a collision in a suburb of...
Sierra Leone president suspends state auditor pending probe

Sierra Leone president suspends state auditor pending probe

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone’s chief auditor Lara Taylor-Pearce, who has been widely praised for her efforts to improve government accountability, said on Thursday President Julius Maada Bio had suspended her while the attorney general investigates...