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December 2011

Freetown, 29th December, 2011. The attention of Government has been drawn to a letter written by the Chairman of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) John Benjamin to the Country Manager of the World

Olusegun Jaji, owner of Sea Coach Express in Freetown, Sierra Leone, together with others was today exonerated from the recent charges of introducing drugs into the country hidden in a container of nappies.  It was established

Before some faces turn angrier than a cobbler’s thumb at the statement above, let me first wish all of you a happy new year in advance. The start of the coming year will as usual

As year 2011 comes to an end, it will be remembered by many as the year that left behind a trail of devastating natural disasters, uprooting political scenarios across North Africa in particular and a

Wei Jianguo is the Secretary-General of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. When asked about what impressed him most about Sino-Africa economic cooperation, by CHINA-AFRICA  of  20th December 2011 edition , (a publication by

The Lagos State Government annually hosts a climate change summit early into the year for about 4years now to guide moves for climate change in Lagos in that year. This summit has seen progress in

As the world awoke to commemorate Christmas Day, a deadly explosion in a local church marred celebrations for the nation of Nigeria. The brutal attack in the capital of Abuja that left 50 dead and

Writing in 2004, a piece titled, “Public Opinion: Criticizing the Critics” David Tam-Baryoh, a Sierra Leonean based journalist wrote that “There are a few members of the Sierra Leonean public who would want this society

According to Transparency International “corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.  It hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or happiness depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.”  The poorest

The English Football Association charged Luis Suarez of Liverpool Football club with misconduct and in the bargain, banned him for 8 games and fined £40.000 for making a racial slur or remarks against a fellow

In July 2001, African leaders adopted the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the road map for the continent’s development. Since its adoption a decade ago, how much has the plan achieved? In a frank,

Jerry Rawlings, a former president of Ghana and now the high representative for Somalia for the African Union (AU), visited a number of African capitals in July and August to drum up support for a

The last boot of US combat troops had barely left the Iraqi soil than the country celebrated the withdrawal with a spate of bombings that left 68 people dead and nearly 200 injured. Obama declared

The Country Manager of Cluff Gold Company Sierra Leone, Alusine Jalloh (in photo) has expressed commitment towards the Sierra Leone project even though they have not yet started producing gold at their Baomahun project at

Beijing, China- Sierra Leone, through its Embassy in Beijing, China, on Thursday, December 22nd joined other countries around the world in mourning the death of the Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),