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May 2012

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 – Sierra Leone Policy Watch Incorporated (SLPW) is pleased to announced that at a recent meeting of the Board and Executive, the formation of five advisory committees were unanimously approved.  They

Prosecutors in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor have said he should be handed an 80-year sentence following his war crimes conviction in The Hague last week. In a brief, the team told the

A week long festivities commemorating Sierra Leone’s 51st independence anniversary in major US cities culminated with abundant exuberance. In Atlanta, Brooklyn, Dallas, Laurel, Somerset and Los Angeles Sierra Leoneans hosted picnics, Gala Dances, Flag-Raising ceremonies and

Officials of the World Bank in the United States of America have agreed to fully support the ongoing Public Sector Reform Program undertaken by the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma.  (Photo: l-r: Principal legal

There was great excitement at the Academy this month following the news that two CBF Academy students have been awarded four-year scholarships to study at a prestigious high school in the USA. Thanks to the generous

Freetown: 20th April, 2012 - The Pan-Afrikan Community Movement (PACM) is a newly formed grassroots Pan-Africanist, community based movement of youths, students, women, employed and unemployed workers in urban and rural Sierra Leone. We stand

Mogadishu ‐ May 3rd, 2012; On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day today, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra has congratulated

On Wednesday, former NFL star Junior Seau was found dead in his home from an apparently self-incflicted gunshot wound to the chest – he was 43 years old.  Seau was a linebacker for 20 years

Media Professionals from Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire join their Liberian counterparts to celebrate gains and demand full freedom of the press (Monrovia, Liberia – Wednesday, May 3, 2012 )– Hundreds of media professionals are marching

The Gabonese President has said that Sierra Leone has made progress over the last four years under the wise leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma. President Ali Bongo Ondimba made the remarks during a visit to

After over a decade of being away from Sierra Leone, Nick Asgill decided to put his money where his heart is.  He traveled back to Sierra Leone, unaccompanied, and unannounced.  Determined to stand out from

Residents of Sahn-Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District, have heaped praise on Socfin Agricultural Company for maintaining their Corporate Social Responsibilities in that chiefdom, and the country as a whole. Speaking to Sierra Express Media via telephone, many residents

The two main themes upon which I intend to base this second article under my chosen title are Leadership, and Governance.  As a retired military officer, I spent my whole career in the Royal Air

The former Executive Director of the NGO, Help A Needy Child International (HANCI), Dr. Roland F. Kargbo (in photo) on Tuesday spoke for the first time in a press conference held at the NGO's offices

In the events marking last year’s golden jubilee on April 27th, Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad celebrated the golden jubilee Independence Day in an apparent manner. The calendar of events ran till December in grand