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June 2010

I admired the late President Siaka Stevens in many respects; he certainly was an astute politician, a self-made man who would have earned the enviable title of being one of Africa’s greatest leaders. I have

The General Manager and chief Geologist of the African Minerals Limited, Mr. Marcus Reston, who has been working at the AML for nearly two years now as the camp-mining site director based in Feregbaya in

In the ongoing trial of former Marine Resources Minister and APC hard core woman, Haja Afsatu Kabba, two journalists were yesterday arraigned before the Freetown High Court to answer to charges of contempt of court

Splash mobile money transfer launched the most advanced payment called Splash Pay Service at the Balamaya Restaurant at Congo cross in Freetown. Managing Director of Splash, Mr. Michael Foley said splash pays practically anyone with a

The Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers last Wednesday commenced its biennial sub-regional conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom. The theme for the conference was “Financing Infrastructural Development in Sierra Leone”. The forum discussed

Parliament has ratified a seven million US dollar loan agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and the International Development Association (IDA). The Deputy Minister of Finance, Momodu Kargbo, said the loan was to help

Healthcare in Sierra Leone, West Africa, faces enduring maternal mortality rate among pregnant women and lactating mothers and their infant kids. I conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Fredanna M'Cormack, who's conducting a research in

Sierra Leone diamonds were discovered in the Kono district in 1930, when a small geological survey team led by British colonial official N.R. Junner and his assistant, J.D.Pollet, picked up a crystal by the Gboraba

Pundits have been questioning the Audit Service Commission role in term of functions and responsibility. Many well minded citizens hold the view that the commission has some ministries, Enterprises and Commission that they favour for

This is the harsh reality many people have failed to come into compromise with in our angst for development. The Hillside bye-pass road housing demolition exercise that is undertaken by the ministry of Works and

52 students of the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Union have been released from police custody after vandalizing a 4-wheel drive belonging to the operation wing of D divisional head quarters Kissy and for also wounding

A non-governmental organization, Youth Action International (YAI) over the weekend boosted youths in the Kono District by empowering them through agriculture as they also will be contributing towards food security drive which is one of

The NASSIT ferry saga is still being discussed in the court of public opinion. Trials are still ongoing and from the look of things the ACC has first found the NASSIT Managers ‘guilty’ in the

It bemused me to read in local tabloids about the walk-out of SLPP Parliamentarians on the re-appointment of Dr. Christiana Thorpe as Chairman of the National Electoral Commission. The immediate question that comes to mind

The deputy minister of finance and economic development Dr Richard Conteh has over the weekend broken silence on the wide spread publicity given to him on the Goods and Service Tax (GST) receipt that he