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December 2011

Durban, December 8, 2011 - African leaders in Durban today said it was time Africa got is fair share of global climate finance. They strongly reiterated that, while Africa is determined to embark resolutely on

Mining developer Tony Sage’s plan to sell the majority of a Sierra Leone iron ore venture via a 430 million Australian dollar (US$435 million) initial public offering in London looks to be on shaky ground

Amnesty International said today it considers three Zimbabwean human rights activists arrested this week to be “prisoners of conscience” and called for their immediate and unconditional release.  The three, from the Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe, which

Survivor of carnivorous attacks, Ibrahim Bangura, 42, has revealed how his half nephew, Alhaji Mansaray bit and chewed his lower lip. His in–law, Tamu Mansaray, currently on the run, he says, bit his left thumb and

DURBAN — As United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday admitted that securing a binding climate deal would be "challenging", there are calls for greater inputs by business and civil society. Last year’s UN climate

The last time I checked, the national police force of the Republic of Sierra Leone was charged with the responsibility for law enforcement and crime investigation. Since its establishment by the British Colony back in

Standard Chartered Bank only major international bank to have been upgraded by all three rating agencies since the financial crisis   The strength of Standard Chartered’s balance sheet, risk management approach and market position across the growing

The attention of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) has been drawn to a syndicated article that appeared in a number of newspaper in Wednesday 7th November, 2011 under the heading ‘Puppeteer’s string’.  With no further intention

Survival is releasing ten tribal rights abuses ahead of UN Human Rights Day this Saturday, to expose violations that still pass largely unnoticed.  Photo: Xoroxloo Duxee died of dehydration after the Bushmen's water borehole was

2011 has been the International Year of forests. Sunday, 4th December was the official ‘Forest day’ at this year’s UN 17th Conference of the Party (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa. Co-hosted by the Government

The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, HE Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 1st  December, 2011 officially opened the newly constructed Anti-Corruption Commission’s regional office in Makeni.  The colorful ceremony which was chaired by

I read an article in the Awareness Times newspaper on Wednesday 7th December 2011, with the heading “In Sierra Leone, Police to Ban Right Hand Vehicles”. This was a statement made by the head of

The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has recorded another milestone in its modernization programme as the Customs and Excise Act received presidential assent for it to become law in November 2011. This Act which covered broad

Lauren Gbagbo has been transferred to The Hague to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Although the methods used to transfer him at best, be described as clandestine, it is easy to see how political

Your Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Mr. Chairman, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic corps, Paramount Chiefs, The Mayor of the City of Makeni, Religious Elders, Members of the Fourth Estate