Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio takes his oath as Sierra Leone’s new president in Freetown. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

The candidate who lost Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off vote has said his party intends to challenge the results in court. The country’s National (...)

Onlookers  outside the Connaught Morgue in Freetown on Tuesday, after mudslides that killed hundreds of people. Photograph: Saidu Bah/AFP/Getty Images

The bodies floated down the streets and piled up at the morgue, where the coroners struggled to find room for all of the dead. An already devastatin(...)

Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow arrives to meet with a delegation of West African leaders in relation to his country’s presidentali election crisis. Photograph: Afolabi Soktunde/Reuters

Gambia’s ruling APRC party on Tuesday filed a petition to its supreme court challenging the outcome of the December 1st election which its candidate, (...)

Sierra Leone’s president Ernest Bai Koroma. The country’s vice-president Samuel Sam-Sumana has requested US asylum after soldiers surrounded his house following his expulsion from the ruling All People’s Congress party.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Sierra Leone’s vice-president, Samuel Sam-Sumana, said that he had requested asylum at the US embassy in the capital Freetown after soldiers surrounde(...)

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is seen taking a tour of a US medical facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Friday. Photograph: EPA

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone (...)

Actors parade on a street after performing at Anono school, during an awareness campaign against Ebola in Abidjan, Ivory Coast yesterday. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters.

US president Barack Obama has warned that the world is doing too little and moving too slowly to address the Ebola outbreak in West AfricaMr Obama cit(...)