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New ECOWAS President takes office

March 2, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

2 March 2012 African Press Organization (APO) The new President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouedraogo assumed office on Thursday, 1st March 2012 with a pledge to contribute toward the attainment of the dreams of the Organization’s founding fathers by making West Africa a leading power for [Read More]

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“President Koroma’s decision to militarise Sierra Leone ahead of elections is a threat to the West African sub-region” – SLPP (UK) executives told Deputy British Prime Minister

March 2, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

2 March 2012 A high powered delegation of the Executive Committee of the UK and Ireland Branch of the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP), met with the British Deputy Prime Minister – Rt. Honourable Nick Clegg MP and other British government officials on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012. The SLPP executives [Read More]

Education and Health

“The Future Of Healthcare in Africa”: A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit gives high level picture of the continent’s healthcare challenges

March 1, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 March 2012 In preparation of the conference “Healthcare In Africa”, taking place in Cape Town on March 6 & 7, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has published its report: “The Future Of Healthcare In Africa”, commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. The report focuses on five possible [Read More]

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“Execution-style murder”: Radio Somaliweyn manager gunned down outside Mogadishu home

February 29, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

African Press Organization (APO) 29 February, 2012 Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, the manager of Mogadishu-based radio Somaliweyn, was shot dead today outside his home in the capital’s Aargada district by two men armed with pistols. The press freedom organization condemns his cold-blooded murder, [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora celebrate the Black Loyalists’ founding of Freetown

February 29, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto 29 February 2012 Organizers of the ‘Sierra Leone Black Loyalists’ celebrations are elated over the massive turnout of Sierra Leoneans, who thronged the Busboys & Poets Café in Washington, DC, for what they called a first of its kind commemoration of Sierra Leonean and African American history in [Read More]

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“Nigeria’s economic growth is projected to remain robust in 2012” – says IMF

February 28, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

ABUJA, Nigeria, 28 February, 2012 – African Press Organization (APO) On February 22, 2012, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2011 Article IV consultation with Nigeria. Economic growth remains strong in Nigeria, with non-oil real gross domestic product (GDP) estimated to have grown at 8.3 [Read More]

Editorial

“Ghana hatches start-ups with high hurdles” – says Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch

February 28, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

28 February 2012 In a light blue, three-story concrete house in the suburbs of Ghana’s capital, young entrepreneurs are developing online applications they hope will make them into the Mark Zuckerbergs of Africa. They spend long days and nights coding, strategizing and preparing to launch new software companies in an [Read More]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone: Justice Philip Waki of Kenya sworn in as Alternate Appeal Judge

February 28, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

28 February 2012 The African Press Organization (APO) has reported that Justice Philip Nyamu Waki, a prominent Kenyan jurist, was sworn in on Monday, 27 February, 2012, as an alternate judge of the Special Court’s Appeals Chamber. The solemn declaration was witnessed by Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Franklyn Bai [Read More]

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Politics in Sierra Leone: The challenge of the moment

February 27, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon 27 February 2012 History has shown that ordinary people, with a common purpose can take on an incredible challenge and accomplish goals they never dreamt possible. So the task ahead of us as Sierra Leoneans, especially this year, is to create a framework for confronting the continuous [Read More]