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October 2009

SLPP on the warpath? Mr. Express is a worried citizen, what with the nations opposition party the Sierra Leone People’s Party  on the warpath. The reasons for the war like decision taken by the SLPP is 

Looking at Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, and one of the smallest cities in West Africa, one wonders why public transportation is still a  problem for most people staying on the outskirts and periphery

Waiting For Another Mining Policy In Sierra Leone, every new minister of Mineral Resources (mines) always comes with his own version of a new mining policy which is proclaimed as the best, and this has continued

The ordinary citizenry in Kailahun have expressed dissatisfaction in the way and manner the Military Aid to Civil Policing (MAC-P) has been misused, resulting in soldiers and police harassing and extorting money from motorists as

The newly elected Sierra Leone Teacher’s Union chairman for the Western Area, Ahmed A. Jalloh has complained against the manner in which school going kids now dress and said they resemble any psychopath or inner

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation into the Guinean military's brutal suppression of an anti-government protest. The Hague court says it is deciding whether the events of 28 September amount to crimes against

In an interview with New Africa’s [No.488] Omar Ben Yedder, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia was blunt in stating that ‘corruption still remains a problem’ in her country and that it is ‘entrenched, systemic. It

[caption id="attachment_1590" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Director of NRA's Policy and Legal Affairs, Abdulai H Charm"][/caption] The Finance Act for the year 2009 being an Act for the imposition and alteration of taxation and other related matters and

It appears I’ve put my foot in it once more, but thank God that there are civilized people who know exactly how to call attention to such innocent errors. So it was  during the week;

The new meaning of the acronym MP that emerged after the misbehavior of APC MPs in the House of Parliament after the last state opening of Parliament is: Mad People. Don’t tell me you are only

Two years has rolled on into the five year mandate given to Ernest Bai Koroma to captain the affairs of the country - Sierra Leone. Recent proclamations both by the President and some of his

The news that a consignment of rice has been rejected at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay because it is rotten has suddenly become national news in the country. In other countries, such an incident would have

Navy Ship Visits Sierra Leone Sierra Leone was blessed this week by the visit of a navy ship from the Netherlands Johan De Witt, Ben Beckering the captain of the vessel intimated Journalists that went onboard

A report reaching Sierra Express Media (SEM) reveals that Dwarzack Market in the West of Freetown has now become a den and meeting place for robbers wanting to wreck carnage on the lives of people

In most relationships there’s not much time for lovers to cuddle up and have a good ole’ passionate sweet time together. Sometimes it seems that the relationship is too settled. One might think that this is