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February 2012

Justice Philip Nyamu Waki (in photo), a prominent Kenyan jurist, was sworn in on Monday as an alternate judge of the Special Court’s Appeals Chamber.  Justice Waki made his solemn declaration before Registrar Binta Mansaray at

African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Special Envoys to observe, monitor and interact with actors, stakeholders and other related institutions for Senegal’s February 26th2012 Presidential election, had met with African

Floating the Koidu diamond mine in Sierra Leone is part of a wider expansion plan, says Beny Steinmetz in a rare interview. The plans include natural resources in Myanmar and large investments in Liberia. In

An international watchdog Global Witness says it's uncomfortable with entrusting the management and utilization of Liberia's future oil revenues into the hands of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCA)L. Barely a week after African Petroleum

Stories from Lakka Beach - a documentary by Daan Velthuizen and nominated for Best Dutch Documentary at IDFA'11, is about the power of stories, starring Abubakar Turay, Alpha Cole, Aminata Shylon, Isaac Douglas, Mohamed Conte.

Presenters of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation TV (SLBC), Saturday 25th told the High Court that the video interview of Lansana Fadika was long ago recycled. Daniel Morseray, co- presenter of a popular TV programme ‘We Yus,’

Insinuations are up about the looming threat of the main opposition plan to boycott the November polls on reasons many believe would be their usual syndrome of workout protests. In the recent past, the main opposition

For some African countries, there is cheery news in the 2011 Human Development Report.* Published by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), it ranks countries according to three measures of human development: life expectancy, education and

Swedish coach Lars Olof Mattsson has returned as head coach of Sierra Leone. He now has the approval of both the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) and the government. His previous stint in charge was marred by

The Southern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Thursday 23rd February, 2012 held a fruitful meeting with senior and junior staff of various ministries, departments and agencies including drivers and cleaners of

Ten Students from Georgia Southern University, Georgia, United States of America were thoroughly briefed by home-based staff of the Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington DC February 23, 2012 about Sierra Leone’s Foreign Policy relating to

I am delighted to announce that British and Sierra Leonean businesses have come together to launch the British Chamber of Commerce in Sierra Leone (BCCSL). The BCCSL will encourage British companies interested in coming and

The ongoing agitation in Africa triggered by the “Arab Spring” demonstrates yet again the importance of good political and economic governance for the continent’s development. Through their street demonstrations, Africans are expressing their will to

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 24, 2012/ -- Airtel Kenya today announced the introduction of the fastest mobile internet in Kenya  with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country. First 3.75G network in Kenya Latest technology, same

The Malian government must end bomb attacks against the civilian population in the north of the country, Amnesty International said today after a four year old girl was killed amid shelling. Fata Walette Ahmedou was injured