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January 2012

The children of St. Matthews Protestant Church kindergarten in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany has presented toys and other learning materials to the Young Women’s Christian Association Nursery School at Regent Village, Sierra Leone.   (Photos: Christopher Wallace

Army reforms needed to counter sexual violence in the Congo “A dead rat is worth more than the body of a woman.” Those were the words of one distraught young woman whom I met in Walikale

Over the past 10 years, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has launched a number of bold and innovative programmes. In some instances the plan is already scoring notable yet underreported gains. Africa Renewal

Burkina Faso's and Chelsea’s teenager 16-year-old Bertrand Traore (in photo), who is yet to play a senior club match for Chelsea, will be joining former Inter striker Mohamed Kallon and Gabon's Shiva Star Nzigou, on

Prior to its official launching on January 5th, 2012 at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown, members of the Patriotic Sierra Leoneans have demonstrated their unreserved commitment to complement government’s effort in the area of

On December 15, 2011, Momar Nguer was appointed Senior Vice President, Africa/Middle East at Total Supply & Marketing. He succeeded Alain Champeaux who left his operational responsibilities after a career of 35 years within the

Ambassadors from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday, 11th January 2012 converged at the Guinea-Bissau Ambassador’s Residence, Tayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound in Beijing,

Addis Ababa, 10 January 2012- The 18th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to take place from 23 to 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Holding under the

Sierra Leone’s USD 2bn economy of six million people remains donor-dependent after the 11-year civil war which ended in 2002. In this report we consider the new opportunities emerging, as production from the Tonkolili iron-ore

Sierra Leone announced on Wednesday that it would revise telecommunication laws in the country as part of its deregulation program in the West African country. The move has been met with praise and optimism by

As Sierra Leone struggles to shake off the legacy of the past and promote enormous strides taken in recent years, Rwanda is enjoying a status as Africa’s least corrupt and most business friendly country.  (Photo:

Santos Kargbo, 21, Saturday 31st was found dead at the cement factory; police say he was a thief but community residents insist he was one of the workers at the factory. Police source say Santos’s remains

The line in the sand has been drawn clearly and irrevocably. Right now a battle is taking shape in our dear country; a veritable contest between those who are profiting from our under-development and tragic

Reports are that the Minister of Internal Affairs, Musa Tarawally may possibly explain to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) how a sum totaling Le1,000,000,000 meant for the rehabilitation of Lungi Police Barracks was misappropriated. Musa Tarawally (then

Speech delivered by the Deputy Minister of Information & Communications, Sheka Tarawalie, to formally declare open the WARCIP-SL/SALCAB stakeholder's workshop on expectations management on the landing and operationalizing of the fibre optic cable, held at