APC panics in the face of diplomatic onslaught by the opposition SLPP

Sheku Lexmond Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2012: The government of President Ernest Koroma is in a state of panic in the face of the action taken by the opposition SLPP to cease the diplomatic initiative and engage the British government, which has exposed and drawn the attention of the [Read More]

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Ghana’s economy expanded by an estimated 13.5% in 2011 – says IMF

2 March, 2012 A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during February 22 to March 2, 2012, to conduct discussions for the sixth review under the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility. The mission met with Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor, Bank of Ghana Governor Kwesi [Read More]


Judgement day for West Africa’s war lord – Charles Taylor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2012: Judgement in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will take place on 26 April 2012, in accordance with a Scheduling Order issued today by Trial Chamber II. The Judgement will be delivered at 11:00 a.m. in a courtroom belonging to the Special [Read More]

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New ECOWAS President takes office

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]


Koroma’s decision to militarise Sierra Leone ahead of elections is a regional threat

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 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 [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

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

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]


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

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 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 [Read More]

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

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]