Officials in Sierra Leone report that four protesters, looking to block the movement of a power generator to another town, were killed in the city of Makeni in Saturday's protests after both police and soldiers opened fire on them. The government had acknowledged "potential loss of life" but had not provided details.
The second round of a general election begins in Sierra Leone with a tight race expected between the People's Party and the All People's Congress. Incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone at The Hague delivers its verdict in the trial of former President of Liberia Charles Taylor on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return for "blood diamonds" in the 1990s. He is convicted on charges related to aiding and abetting war crimes but acquitted of charges of ordering them.