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April 2010

Some 30 people trying to beat addiction to drugs like cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and heroin – locally known as "brown-brown" – are on a waiting list for 'City of Rest', Sierra Leone's only residential drug

The death of Aminata Marah in childbirth was a wake-up call for Dr Samuel A.S. Kargbo. Sierra Leone's reproductive health minister tells of the steps he has taken to try to ensure no such tragedy

A Chinese rival has outbid Aussie-based activist resource investor Cape Lambert’s offer for partly-owned iron ore play DMC. Cape Lambert, where Frank Timis’s AIM-quoted African Minerals is the largest shareholder with 19 per cent, has bid

There are times when words fail me, and this is one such rare occasion. After years of countless complaints from members of the reading public as well as members of the journalism profession, the previous

In advance of the Pilot National Legal Aid Scheme Stakeholders Meeting of 14th – 15th April 2010, the coalition of Civil Society Organisations involved in human rights advocacy and the provision of justice services to

I still maintain that my brother Alpha Kanu ought not to have made the controversial statement about President Ernest Bai Koroma being our greatest leader since Sir Milton Margai and Siaka Stevens. The man has

President Ernest Bai Koroma (in photo) has told Commissioners of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) that he had always believed in the transformation of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) from a state-owned broadcaster to

Remarks by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, on the occasion of the presentation of credentials by Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Mali to Sierra Leone on Monday

Remarks by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, on the occasion of the presentation of Letters of Credence by His Excellency Mr. Young Kuk Park Ambassador-Designate of the

Nigeria - Even before President Yar’ Adua was sworn in over three years ago, those of us who have sports as their culture medium, braced up for four years of disaster, in the first instance. The

To control our already deteriorated health sector inherited from the SLPP, the current Minister of Health should be thinking about banning cigarette smoking in government offices and other public places of interest.  Going to burn

How could anyone in his or her right mind talk about development from one side of the mouth and from the other side ban the domestic use of timber? Why do those in authority always

I was impressed by the level of community awareness among our people these days that the process of development shouldn’t be left in the hands of government alone. I live in the East of the

Manchester City and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has announced his retirement from international football. (Photo: Adebayor appears to have played for his country for the last time) The decision comes three months after the gun attack

The 17 bedroom, 2 swimming pool mansion at Hill Station, Freetown, owned by the SLPP North America regional Chairman in California, Augustine Boss Fallay, has been illegally occupied by Mr. Franklyn Pratt who has bragged