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President Koroma’s war on illegal street trading starts on 1 January 2013

30 December 2012 If the latest press statement from State House Communications Unit released today is anything to go by, then the people of Freetown and tourists alike are in for a New Year’s treat. The president, for the first time, and after five years in office is about to take [Read More]

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EducAid Sierra Leone Director – awarded by Queen Elizabeth

29 December 2012 Miriam Mason-Sesay, the Country Director of EducAid Sierra Leone and a UK national, has been awarded an MBE for her exceptional services to education and charitable work in Sierra Leone. For over a decade, Miriam has been central to developing the provision of education in Sierra Leone [Read More]

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President Koroma confesses – “Lawlessness is too much in the country”

28 December 2012 President Koroma is not known as a president that makes difficult decision and takes tough.action for the public good. But it seems after five long years and one month in office, believing that his government has turned the country around – economically and socially, his proverbial penny [Read More]

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Africa’s food policy needs sharper teeth: Good intentions alone not enough

28 December 2012 Amid raving economic forecasts that Africa will be the next big emerging market, chronic food shortages remain stubbornly immune to solutions. The African Union is aware of this weak link and is working to convince its members to boost investments in agriculture. It’s a tall order. But [Read More]

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Foreign military intervention in Mali risks massive civilian suffering

27 December 2012 The UN Security Council’s approval of international armed intervention in Mali last week, risks worsening the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the north, Amnesty International said today. According to APO, the Council voted unanimously to approve an African-led force to “use all necessary measures” at its [Read More]

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Is there light at the end of the tunnel for West Africa’s youths?

27 December 2012  More than 60% of the population in West Africa is made up of young people aged 16-35, whose governments are fast losing hope of providing meaningful daily existence and hope of a better future. Poverty, illiteracy and lack of job opportunities are blighting the lives of hundreds [Read More]

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International criminals may find soft spot in Sierra Leone

Dennis Kabatto 24 December 2012 A new report by Amnesty International has warned of an increasing risk of Sierra Leone becoming a safe haven for suspected war criminals escaping prosecution, for some of the most serious offences known to humanity. The report warns that unless legal loopholes in the laws [Read More]

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President Koroma offers a fig leaf to opposition SLPP – time to move on

21 December 2012 Few will doubt the fact that the ruling APC party won the November elections, which saw president Koroma back in office for another five years. What is certainly in dispute and has been contended is the margin of victory, largely accounted for by tribalism and a small [Read More]