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Sierra Leone Media

Sierra Leone Media


Africa Young Voices (AYV) is an entity established in Sierra Leone for the promotion and development of youth activities in the country and the Diaspora and media advocacy and entertainment

The Calabash Newspaper

The Calabash newspaper was established in 2017 as a printed media news and general information dissemination platform that targets a wide-ranging Sierra Leonean audience at home and abroad via social media presence.


Independent, owned and edited by Kelvin Lewis. Awoko was previously online from 2003 to 2004. The current website has been online since January 2007.

Awareness Times

Independent. Owned and published by Sylvia Blyden, Special Executive Assistant to the President. Online since July 2005.


Independent newspaper.

NewsWatch Sierra Leone

Independent newspaper.

Standard Times

Independent, edited by Philip Neville. Online since May 2006.

The Spectator

Owned by Dr. Julius Spencer.

Africa Young Voices

Independent newspaper in Freetown.

Sierra Express Media

The website is based in the United States, but also has a street edition in Freetown. Online since November 2007.

Global Times Online

Independent newspaper in Freetown.

The Owl Press Online

Newspaper in Freetown.

Culture Radio FM 104.5

Independent radio station in Freetown.

Cotton Tree News

Independent. Located on Mount Aureol, provides programming to broadcast media around the country. Funded by DfID, the EU, Irish Aid and Hirondelle. The website is currently not being updated.

The Torchlight

Owned by Sheka Tarawalie, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs

Sierra Leone Electronic Media


Online newspaper owned and operated by Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu, and published from Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A. Online since August 2002.

The Patriotic Vanguard

Website based in Canada. Published by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma. Online since July 2005.

Salone Post

Operated by Sahid Khan. Online since March 2012.

Based in the United States. Publishes versions of articles from Freetown's Concord Times and more.

Sierra Leone Daily Mail

The original Sierra Leone Daily Mail operated from 1939 until the late 1990s or early 2000s. The publication has been brought back as a website, and remains government-owned. Online since July 2010.

Other African News

BBC African News

Publishes African news from various sources, and provides links to popular audio programmes, such as Focus on Africa.

Voice of America African News

News articles rewritten from Voice of America broadcasts.

Google Search of Sierra Leone News

News from various sources online, by keywords "Sierra Leone".

United Nations News Centre

News from the United Nations News Centre, with occasional articles on Sierra Leone.

This list was copied from the Sierra Leone Web at