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KQ Dutch partner resumes flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

KLM has announced the resumption of flights to Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia for the first time in 20 years.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Giving up diamonds for chocolate.

Though diamonds are intrinsically more valuable than cocoa, for Sierra Leone communities recovering from years of hard times, chocolate is offering a more sustainable future.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

In Sierra Leone diamond sale, echoes of corruption and conflict.

After a pastor found the second-largest diamond ever in Sierra Leone this month, echoes have been heard of government corruption and "blood diamonds."

- UPI - US

Miners Found a 706-Carat Diamond in Sierra Leone. Who Should Get the Profit?.

The government will broker the sale of the gem, valued at as much as $50 million. But many are skeptical that all involved will get their fair share.

- New York Times - US

Sierra Leone pastor discovers one of the largest diamonds ever found.

He gave it to the government, saying he hopes it helps boost development in his poor country.

- Daily Nation - KE

From Homeless Hair Braider To African Fashion Queen.

When Mariatu Turay was homeless after fleeing war-torn Sierra Leone with her mother at the age of 16, she fell back on the hair braiding skill she had learned at school where all the girls had to plait their hair. Now she is a leading African designer on the London fashion scene.

- Forbes.com - US

Blood Orange releases a stunning new music video for 3 tracks.

Why release a normal music video for one track when you can release a long music video for three songs? Devonté Hynes, the human behind Blood Orange, has done just that with a new video for three standouts from his latest album, Freetown Sounds. SEE ALSO: 'Stranger Things' star needs your help to fund his music video ...

- Mashable! - US

News24.com | Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find.

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone.

Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Student dies in violent Sierra Leone university protests.

A student has been killed and several others injured at a university near Sierra Leone's southern city of Bo after police fired tear gas and live bullets during protests over a lecturers' strike, say police sources.

- News24.com - ZA

Five-year prayer answered as pastor finds 709-carat diamond.

Evangelist Emmanuel Momoh of Sierra Leone sees it as a gift from God to pull his family out of acute pennury.

- The Hindu - IN

Pastor finds 709-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

Diamond smuggling has harrowing associations for many in Sierra Leone The post Pastor finds 709-carat diamond in Sierra Leone appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone

Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo.

- FOX News - US

Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone

DAKAR, Senegal " Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo.The group said several other were...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Master Drilling boasts strong order book

The launch of new projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, paired with increased investment in human resources, has resulted in a 12.1% drop in JSE-listed Master Drilling's gross profit to $23.5-million for the 2016 financial year. However, the company noted that conservative provisions ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

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