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August 2011

Following serious civil disturbances in England, High Commissioner Ian Hughes, in his blog post, raises a key but critical question about policing conflict in a democracy. He asks: “How does government balance policing with consent

After 30 years and over 20 million deaths in Africa alone, US researchers report that early treatment of people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that leads to AIDS cuts transmission of the disease

19-year old Lansana Kamara alias Khalusha and 18-year old attacker Sulaiman ‘Silay’ Kamara both of local club Kallon FC are the latest Sierra Leonean footballers to move to Sweden.  (Lansana Kamara (L) & Sulaiman Kamara

The honeymoon with microfinance is over. Since the idea of lending small sums of money to poor people was pioneered by Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, the approach has been taken up by many non-governmental organizations,

They’re out of touch - We’re a society that knows how to apply for a job. The challenge for employment seekers today is to become proficient at finding work. That’s a much more complicated process

Mr. Amos Coker (in photo), Financial Attaché of the Sierra Leone Embassy in Addis Ababa was officially presented to the home based and local staff at the Chancery on Monday 22nd August 2011 by Sierra

THE Polokwane municipality has expressed shock at the sudden change of heart by Safa in deciding to take Bafana Bafana's final 2012 Afcon qualifier against Sierra Leone to Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.  (Photo: NO PAY,

Charterhouse, a renowned Ghanaian marketing and event management firm, has lined up the giants of Nigerian stand up comedians to face their Sierra Leonean counterparts in a concert dubbed `a night of 1001 laughs and

Award winning rapper LAJ (Alhaji Bankaria Bah) has cut short his European tour and recording of upcoming projects to observe the Holy month of Ramadan. The ‘Money Na Bank’ star tells Salonejamboree that the Holy month

Even as President, he was not a fan of talking to the local media.  Whether he was right on this or not, President Kabbah’s core principle was to keep journalists at bay, except for those

Mr. Idiot’s attention is drawn to disturbing happenings recently observed in the political showground of this country. He is practically not happy with the behaviours of some politicians, especially those who’ve been occupying studios of radio

Country Director of Plan Sierra Leone, Mr. Augustine Allieu, has revealed plans to help combat the high rate of poverty against children in Sierra Leone. In a ‘one on one chart’ with our reporter, Augustine Allieu

Once again a desperate humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa has caught the attention of the world at large. Vast swaths of the region, and in particular, Somalia, have been in the grip of a

The sexual assault case against former IMF boss, Dominic Strauss-Khan, was dismissed in a NY court. A case that has attracted global attention, and saturated with emotional reactions from around the world. A pair of

The United Nation Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Implementation Review Mechanism ensures compliance and implementation of the UNCAC resolution 58/4 by state parties to the Convention, Sierra Leone will be one of the countries to be