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June 2011

Normally, Journalists want to identify fully everyone who is mentioned in their stories.   Generalities are difficult, however, and editors make their decisions on a case-by-case basis.  Certain types of stories present especially thorny problems. Rape Victims -

Desmond Melvin Pratt, a serving member of the Sierra Leone Prisons Department, yesterday appeared before Magistrate Johannes Wellington of Court 2, to answer to two count charges of unlawful possession and transporting of prohibited drugs

Freetown – A post-mortem carried out today on journalist Ibrahim Foday shows clearly that he died of stab wounds. Chief Pathologist Dr Owis Koroma, who carried out the autopsy that lasted some 90 minutes, said the

KHAILAHUN, Sierra Leone, Jun 14, 2011 (IPS) - Three-year-old David bolts up from his feverish stooper as a needle pricks his thumb, producing a tiny bead of blood. He looks down horrified but is too

VOA's Viktorija Rinkeviciute reports on the play "Let Me Die Alone" and the play's Actor/ Director David Vandy, who is also host of the VOA radio program Africa Beat, discusses his work with VOA's Ndimyake

Six Belgian police officers today at 3:15 pm stormed the Sierra Leone Embassy in Brussels on a busy consular day to arrest one Peter Kuyembeh, Admin Officer at the Embassy. The leader of the six man

Freetown – The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists condemns in the strongest possible term the killing on Sunday 12 June of journalist Ibrahim Foday formerly of Exclusive Newspaper. He was in his 30s. Ibrahim was stabbed

Along the side of a bumpy, dusty road in Motsoaledi sits a concrete stand supporting a water pipe and faucet tap. It is one of 48 taps installed by the government throughout the informal shack

Twenty years ago, when the government of Somalia collapsed, few imagined that the country’s ongoing state of lawlessness would eventually spawn piracy on such a scale that the security of the western Indian Ocean region

Nairobi, June 11th, 2011-The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra condoles with the President, the Government and the people of Somalia following the untimely

On June 10, Chinese Ambassador Kuang Weilin paid a visit to Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). SLBC Director General Dr. Gbanabom Hallowell, together with his team, hosted a warm welcoming ceremony for the Ambassador and

Sierra Leonean AIK duo Mohamed Bangura and Ibrahim ‘Tetteh’ Bangura scored twice to defeat the Swedish champions on Sunday night, Allsvenskan, at their Rasunda stadium.  (Photo: Tetteh, Mohamed rejoice together) In front of 16,739 Mohamed Bangura

What has the Isle of Patmos in the Aegean Sea, lying between Greece and Turkey, in common with Sierra Leone? At first sight this seems a question in Geography, but rather it is my attempt

IMF told staff it had detected suspicious file transfers on its networks - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has been targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Officials at the fund gave few details but

Since the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) ordered that former NASSIT Director General, now Financial Secretary, Mr. Edmond Koroma, and three others should pay a fine of five hundred thousand Leones each, Searcher has been casting