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February 2010

Some time last year, I wrote an article advocating for the removal of user-fees from our health care system in an attempt to primarily reduce the high levels of infant and maternal mortalities as well

The Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD ended its two-day 33rd Governing Council on February 18 with a call for more efforts to promote smallholder farmers especially women and young people in rural areas

Address by Umaru Fofana, President, SLAJ” IMC/Zain Media Awards 2010, Friday 26 February 2010: Madam Chairman and Commissioners of the Independent Media Commission, Minister of Information and Communication representing His Excellency the President, other Ministers

Terrible disappointment is an understatement to describe the manner in which Imam Sheik Issa Habiba Sesay is being treated after a gruesome road accident enroute to Mathoir village on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 to join

News from the just concluded Local Council Bye Elections in Lugbu in the Bo District shows that the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has once again asserted its position in the South-eastern voter entate

Commissioner of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Dr Christiana Thorpe, has presented the Commission’s 2009 Annual Report to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, for onward transmission to Parliament and the people of Sierra

In the ongoing Special Court trial of  former Liberian President in the Hague, Defence Witness, Yanks Smythe concluding his four day direct examination today denied Prosecution claims that Mr. Taylor participated in a common plan

Reports reaching Sierra Express Media reveal that between 2005 and 2007 two mining licenses were issued for diamond and iron ore prospecting in the Gola Forest Reserve in south-eastern Sierra Leone. The licenses were granted

Ayo Johnson Speaks to Claudia Anthony ( Award winning Journalist ) and Ibrahim Ben Kargbo (Sierra Leone's Minister of Information and Broadcasting) on the importance of battling corruption in West Africa. Video - Part 1 - President Ernest Bai

Your Royal Highness, Highnesses, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: I would first like to thank the Governor of the Mecca Province, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Bin Faisal al-Saud, H.E. Abdullah Ahmad Zainal Alireza, Minister

Recent political developments unfolding in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone seem quite bizarre yet unique and interesting. This is as a result of the government’s pharisaical, inconsistent, parochial and selective/double standard posture in

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate International Women’s Day with two events on March 10th in Washington, D.C. During the day, Secretary Clinton will host the annual International Women of Courage Awards at

The chairman of Students for Peace and Development (SPAD) Master Mohamed Khazally Tejan-Rahman has called on his colleagues to denounce violence in the just commenced Inter Secondary Sport activities. He said as the Inter- Secondary

Minister of Employment, Labour and Social Security Hon. Minkailu Mansaray has made moves to set matters straight with what he last Friday referred to as incorrect and mystifying of the many good works his ministry

Pharmacy Board of Sierra has held a grand Continuous Professional Educational session for all pharmacists in the country, an occasion which is a summation of all 16 sessions held last year to bring pharmacists in