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February 2011

Mining giant, African Minerals (SL) Limited, has indicated readiness to live up to its commitment, commencing mining and exporting direct shipping iron ore hematite by end of the year. In its 2010 interim report, the minerals

FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe. The Orissa High Court will hear the case on Wednesday 2 February. Photo: Vedanta is still

Pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of pneumonia, the world’s leading killer of children under five. On 14 February at 10am in Nairobi, the Government of Kenya will host an event to celebrate the global roll

In findings of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), it is confirmed that Edmund Koroma, while acting as NASSIT Director General, flouted procurement laws in carrying out the purchase of two rotten ferries. “NASSIT flouted the procurement

The letter from the APC: Dear Professor Richard M’ Bayo, You have applied for political asylum to the All Peoples Congress Party (APC) and asked to be recognised as a refuge under the 1991 Sierra Leone

A Lebanese, who doubles as manager of Foamex Company last week bribed Officer Morrison of Calaba Town Police to motivate him to hurry up and detain a journalist in his smelly police confinement.  (Photo:  Inspector

A 40ft container containing medical supplies has been officially handed over to the Bo Government hospital on Monday. The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation said the donation is the first of a series of humanitarian shipments

Underground groups seemingly described as ‘Mafias’ hang around Lunsar and surrounding villages in Pepel to find ways of defaming the President’s brother.  (Photo: Thomas Koroma, brother of HE President Ernest Bai Koroma) The Groups are said

Youth unemployment is a major problem especially in developing countries where populations continue to increase in inverse proportion to job opportunities. War ravaged districts like Kailahun, Kono and Pujehun confirm the truth of this statement

The Independent Media Commission (IMC) has settled the impasse at Radio Kolenten, following discussions at a well attended meeting held at the Kambia District Council Hall  January 30 between the Commissioners and representatives of the

The attention of the 50th Independence Anniversary National Planning Committee has been drawn to publications in two local newspapers which are raising questions about the integrity of the committee. The document published namely, the Statement of

The Skye Bank’s in-house extra marital extravaganza continues to grow unending. Sources say senior officials are at other’s throats as they scramble over should get the prettiest of all the ladies. Names of the beautiful…

Pilot National Legal Aid (PNLA) was established by the Government of Sierra Leone and the Justice Sector Development Programme on January 6th 2010 to provide sustainable, affordable, credible and accessible legal aid scheme for those

American dancer and choreographer Michelle Pearson conducted an intensive dance workshop at the United States Embassy in Freetown from January 18-27.  She worked with a local team of dancers, musicians, and child care workers to

The Cotton Tree News (CTN) radio project is a partnership between the University of Sierra Leone’s Mass Communication Department and the Swiss NGO Fondation Hirondelle. During the past the past four years Cotton Tree News