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October 2013

10.30.12—(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today for linking adolescent pregnancy to an underlying failure to fulfill young women’s human rights in its new flagship report, The

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President, Mrs Isha A. Johansen (in photo) has promised to give the Approved School playing grounds in the Wellington community a facelift to prepare it for a FIFA Goal

When hip hop legend Drake premiered his new single “Too Much” on the hugely popular American talk show – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, many Sierra Leonean viewers wondered about Sampha - the keyboard player

This Friday on Al Jazeera’s talk show South2North, Redi Tlhabi discusses ethical leadership in the 21st century with The Elders, a group of independent global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights.  (Photo: Desmond Tutu,

Footballer to Concentrate on Combatting Wildlife Crime, Particularly Poaching of African Elephants for Ivory Nairobi, 29 October 2013 – International football star Yaya Touré today pledged to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 31, 2013/ -- As a measure of its business growth and influence across the continent, Dangote Group (http://www.dangote.com) emerged among Africa’s top 10 most valuable brands in 2013 according to a survey

The winning innovation will be awarded a cash prize of $100,000 USD, with the two runners-up each receiving $25,000 USD each LAGOS, Nigeria, October 31, 2013/ -- The African Innovation Foundation (http://www.africaninnovation.org) today announced it will

South Africa has over 25% unemployment, so you can find a ranger and a poacher living on the same township street. “If my brother finds me poaching, what is he supposed to do?” asks a lifetime

The Executive Committee of the Sierra Leone Football Association has unanimously agreed to dismiss the head coach of the National Female U-20 team Hannah Williams. The decision reached by the Executive Committee is contingent on the

A sense of community among nations could ease intensity of disputes and pave way for common development  At a conference last week, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech on China's diplomacy with neighboring countries

A FINAL COMMUNIQUE for the EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE ECOWAS AUTHORITY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT held in Dakar, Senegal on October 25th 2013 was put out after the meeting and has among others,

The United Nations Human Rights Commission defines good governance as a process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantee the realization of Human Rights in a manner essentially free of abuse

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 30 October 2013 - A three-judge panel of the Appeals Chamber, by a majority, today overturned the contempt conviction of former Special Court defence investigator Prince Taylor. The panel, consisting of Justice Emmanuel

458 Sierra Leone pilgrims left the holy city of Mecca early Wednesday, 30th October 2013,  for Medina, the city of the Prophet of Islam, that's according to Alhaji Sheka Kamara, Special Assistant to H.E the

Sierra Leone reintroduced her decentralization process in 2004, following the enactment of the local Government Act the same year. The first half a decade following the reintroduction was seen as a learning process for new