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January 2012

It is now a month since the first of the Arab League monitors entered Syria, but the killing, maiming, riots and suffering continue unabated. I did refer to the whole exercise as a complete farce,

More people in Africa’s poorest countries have mobile phones than have bank accounts. That reality is spurring mobile service companies to explore how they can capture a share of the potential banking market by enabling

Amnesty International’s reaction to the International Criminal Court ruling that four senior Kenyan figures will stand trial over the 2007 post-election violence. All quotes attributable to Justus Nyang’aya. The Director of Amnesty International, Kenya “Today’s decision by

Chairperson Ping says working relationship between the Commission and the PRC has been based on constructive dialogue Addis Ababa, 23 January 2012 – “Let me seize this precious opportunity to thank, on behalf of the Commission

UberAfrica Unmasked is the first reality TV program of its kind: It will showcase African inspired fashion designs from unknown fashion designers. The show will be showcasing twenty rigorously selected up-and-coming designers who will be competing

For decades the mountain kingdom of Lesotho has relied heavily on South Africa to advance — until now. South Africa’s economic difficulties are placing Lesotho’s economy at a crossroads, as the government struggles to push

An officer of the Ministry of Mines is reportedly a suspect of police investigation of an offence of fraud involving a sum totaling US $80,000. The Anti Fraud Syndicate of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), last

The ‘passing out’ of about eight hundred police recruits once programmed for Saturday 21st has been deferred to Saturday 28th; and no reason given. Police headquarter sources say that the passing out meeting has been adjourned

In its pursuit to gracefully and successfully ‘dust itself’ and correct mistakes of the past, Skye Bank SL has braced up for the good, the better, and the best in 2012. Skye Bank SL started

Cogent tips alleged that a certain ex-politician has been approached to persuade the national chairman of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party; John Oponjo Benjamin give covert support to the governing APC party ahead of

The biometric voter registration system is new to Sierra Leone. The system, which has reputedly cost over $14 million, has been the brunt of controversy and praise of ecstasy depending on what political party one

Our time is come. We shall win, win, and win trust us.  Just when the Idiot of a type is told that the Political Party Registration Commission (PPRC) wants him register a party - the

FREETOWN – The European Union has donated €3 million as support to Smallholder Production and youth employment related to Ministry of Agriculture priorities and projects in Sierra Leone.  "The overall objective of the intervention is to

Following reports that the Minister of Internal Affairs, Musa Tarawally (in photo), was awarded a contract totaling Le1,000,000,000 for the rehabilitation of Lungi Police Barracks, but misappropriated same, the police media director Assistant Superintendent Ibrahim Samura,

Neil Lennon has backed Mohamed Bangura to recover from a difficult start to life at Celtic. The Sierra Leone striker is yet to score for the club in eleven appearances and hasn’t been involved in first-team