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January 2010

The second edition of the SIERRA Update news magazine published by the Public Information Unit of the Sierra Leone High Commission is out. The magazine featuring some of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma government’s major strategic

Dear Mr. Editor, Please allow me to express my sincere appreciation and profound gratitude in your widely read newspaper for publishing an interview conducted with me by our Saudi Press Attaché, Alhaji Jalloh (photo). The exclusive

Gabon are the latest team to cause a major upset at the Africa Cup of Nations, after they clung on to beat four-time champions Cameroon 1-0.  (Photo: Hull's Daniel Cousin put Gabon ahead after 17

The Executive Director of Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND) has said in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that his organization was “in the process of establishing a Micro Finance Bank in

The fallout from the recent Paramount Chieftaincy elections conducted under the APC government continues. As of now there are still 11 vacancies that remain to be filled and this for no other reason than the

Cameroon will be the more confident ahead of the Group D match in Lubango - they beat the same opponents twice in four days in September. Star striker Samuel Eto'o believes their recent good form is

One of the foremost writers of the world William Shakespeare noted in one of his popular plays that the time of life is short and to spend that baselessly will be worthless. What Shakespeare succinctly

Class, elegance and excitement lit up the sky Jan. 2, accompanying guests to the most popular hall In Plano, Texas for the 50th birthday celebration of the once soccer maestro of Sierra Fisheries and Leone

Tournament favourites Ivory Coast were left ruing missed opportunities as they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Burkina Faso in Group B in Cabinda. (Photo: Didier Drogba was unable to breach Burkina Faso's

Angolan authorities have arrested two people over a deadly attack on Togo's football team at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, state media say. Angola's National Radio reported that two suspects were arrested in the northern

There should always be an African solution to an African problem. But this has often proved to be difficult especially taking into consideration recent happenings in the African continent. From the north, to the south

The government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has conceived the idea of a Goods and Services Tax (GST) to increase the revenue base of the country and thus mobilize much needed funds for development. In

Thousands of fans descended on Angola's national stadium tonight for what should have been a moment of national pride, the jamboree that was supposed to be the 27th Africa Cup of Nations. The colour and

Of  late, sections of the Press have been pushing forward two items for the consideration of his Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma. The one that has been direct and persistent has to do with an

The socio-economic and even political development of a given country should be seen as a collective responsibility on the part of citizens of a given state, not least Sierra Leoneans.  When we sometimes tend to