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April 2010

Contrary to law, holders of Sierra Leone Government diplomatic passports are closely scrutinized by foreign embassy staff, especially the United Kingdom, whenever government officials are traveling to these countries. The British High Commission in Freetown is

Parliament on Thursday 18th March 2010 ratified the Finance Agreement Act 2010 for the Regional Fisheries programme between Sierra Leone and the International Development Association (ADA). The Act is part of the financing agreement concerning West

As the nation celebrates her 49th independence anniversary, Sierra Leoneans both at home and the Diasporas should thank God for the trials, tribulations and multitude of blessings the country continues to experience. (Photo: Joseph Sherman,

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed he has cirrhosis of the liver and needs regular medical check-ups.   (Photo: Amitabh Bachchan is treated like royalty in India) Bachchan, 67, is teetotal but writing on his blog he

LOS ANGELES - Despite his record-breaking success in music for 60 years, Quincy Jones says his proudest achievement is his seven children and six grandchildren. Jones talked about his life and music career during an hourlong

British plus size hip hop dancer Kymberlee Jay found fame after being hand-picked by Madonna to appear in promo videos. Predictably, her striking appearance and unconventional dancer's physique simultaneously inspired women and sparked controversy in the

Ghana defender John Pantsil returned to Fulham's starting team on Sunday for the first time since breaking his ankle in December.  (John Pantsil played his first official game for Fulham since December) The 28-year-old's return in

A look back in time - the Royal yacht Britannia sails into Freetown harbour to a 21 gun-salute.   Queen Elizabeth II comes ashore and is met by Prime Minister Sir Milton Margai. The 1st batallion

All is now set for Senegalese-American born sensation Hip-Hop & R&B star, Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam popularly known as Akon [although there is some ambiguity and debate about Akon's legal name and birth date. Akon

Journalist Alusine Nfa Turay talks to Sorie Sudan Sesay, Information Attaché at the Sierra Leone High Commission in London, who is currently in Freetown. In this interview, the London-based diplomat speaks on a number of

Briefing journalists yesterday at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development on George Street in Freetown, Vice President of the Economic community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), Mr. Jean de Diew Somba, disclosed that after

Allegedly a serious development in the energy sector will hamper the supply of electricity to Freetown in coming days.  Bumbuna Hydro dam which has been supplying light in Freetown since the tail end of last

Mr. Umaru Dumbuya has publicly declared his intention to run for the leadership of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party SLPP in the flag bearer race March, 2011. Addressing a sizable gathering past Tuesday at the

April 27, is synonymous with Sierra Leone’s Independence Day. Through the years the date April 27, 1961 is always remembered as the day this tiny Nation gained its Independentcefrom the British Empire and to this

At their first World Cup four years ago, Ghana's campaign came off the wheels when Chelsea star and midfielder Michael Essien missed the second round clash against Brazil. Even with him the Black Stars' hopes were