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March 2013

There was a massive turn out of youth groups, friends and family of Ishmail Al-Sankoh Conteh, the recently appointed Deputy Minister of Sports, who was approved in Parliament on Wednesday 6th March 2013. Some of the

Freetown, March 8, 2013 – Standard Chartered Bank under its Diversity & Inclusion platform joined the world to commemorate International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the success and contribution of women; and

The African Union Commission salutes the people of Kenya for the successful and peaceful conclusions of the elections.  By turning out in their millions, they have made the people of Africa proud and have secured

Standard Chartered is pleased to announce that it will sponsor an online debate organised by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on the proposition "CSR has nothing to do with charity". The debate will run from Monday

Liu Guangyuan is China’s Ambassador to Kenya.  In  an article (excerpt from a speech he delivered at a launch reception for China Daily Africa Weekly in Nairobi)  published in China Daily Africa Weekly (March 8-14),

His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has reiterated government’s determination to use the mineral resources of the country to continue to improve the standards of living and employment prospects for all Sierra Leoneans. “My administration

Prior to last weekend’s North-London derby, Tottenham fans expected the game to go one of three ways: either Spurs would dominate the match and overcome their bitter rivals; would be the better team but fail

Addis Ababa, 8 March 2013 – “The emancipation of women is a responsibility for all humanity”, says Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC). She was speaking during the commemoration of the

They boast the biggest fan base in the emergent Sierra Leone music industry.  Rapper Alhaji Bankaria Bah aka LAJ of Red Flag Movement (RFM), and Amara Turay aka Kao Denero of Black Leo, are bitter

Sierra Leoneans call upon the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative to be part of the solution to governance lapses in Sierra Leone and not part of the problem Concerned for Sierra LeoneFreetown, Sierra Leone, March 12th,

China’s Foreign Minister has said the development cooperation that exists between the African continent and China is one that fits the needs of the African continent, whilst also suggesting, that “all nations must respect Africa’s

Desmond Finney (photo) is a born and bred Sierra Leonean, young and multitalented.  He is by every level a leader in the emerging filming sector in this country. Finney attended Leone Preparatory, Prince of Wales schools.

The Independent Media Commission (IMC) recently extended the deadline for submission of entries for its annual awards.  (Photo: IMC Chairman: Rodmac Johnson) Journalists, regular contributors and newspaper columnists had up to 15 February, instead of the

Michael S. Owen, United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone (photo), has disclosed plans to bring a major US hip hop artist to the country for a major musical concert. The ambassador, who was speaking at his

New York, 7 March 2013—United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called Friday for scaled-up efforts globally to stop violence against women, calling it a weapon of war in much of the world and