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March 2013

It was no coincidence that the hand of destiny in September 2007 elevated His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to the exalted position of President of the Republic of Sierra Leone; a post-conflict country that

Opportunities and pitfalls in a rapidly expanding relationship “China’s gift to Africa.” The new headquarters of the African Union, a towering 20-storey building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is so called because China picked up the $200

Renewed focus on modern slavery on anniversaries of the transatlantic slave trade Every day sees visitors breaking down in tears while touring 97,000-square-foot Elmina Castle, west of Cape Coast, Ghana. Built in 1482 by the Portuguese

(National Consultative Conference organized by the National Commission for Democracy (20-22 March 2012, Bank Complex, Kingtom) I would first like to thank the organizers, The National Commission for Democracy, for inviting me to chair the opening

When the oil rigs started pumping crude off the coast of Ghana’s Western Region in December 2009, many people hoped for better living standards and development. They wondered whether Ghana would be able to break

In December 2008, a Guinean newspaper published a photo of a frail and ailing President Lansana Conté, who appeared to be struggling to stand up. The photo stoked rumours of the president’s ill health. By

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Public Service Reform Unit (PRSU) by way of formalizing the relationship between the two institutions. The signing ceremony took place at the

A female journalist working for Concord Times Newspaper, Victoria Saffa was on Friday 22nd March 2013 assaulted and stripped naked by police personnel attached to the Ross Road (B) Division Police headquarters. According to the victim,

A local employee of the Blue Moon Wine Factory at Wellington, East of Freetown, has died in penury with his employers doing little or nothing to foot the bill for the funeral not to talk

The main focus of a recent Classroom Conversations on Sexual violence in conflict and beyond: a conspiracy of silence was what we can do individually and collectively to stop violence against women?  Special Representative on

Freetown, 19 March 2013 — With Sierra Leone recording one of the fastest growth in human development index in African since 2000, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Dr. Samura Kamara has launched

LONDON, United-Kingdom, March 21, 2013/ -- Today, on the 20th anniversary of World Water Day, WaterAid (http://www.wateraid.org) is calling on international leaders to support an ambitious target of providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara  (in photo) has made his maiden visit as Minister Trade to the Institute of Advance Management and Computer Technology (IAMTECH), Kissy Dockyard, Standard Bureau and

Both Carthage Eagles of Tunisia and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone are in Group B together with Equatorial Guinea and Cape Verde for the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers.  (Photo: Leone Stars players training at

Residents in Kenema City, east of Sierra Leone  on Monday, 18th March, 2013 commended the activities of the Open Government Initiative (OGI).  This commendation came after a radio program held at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting