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Sierra Leone’s health minister appointed UN Special Rep on Sexual Violence

25 Jun

Olusegun Ogundeji – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current Minister of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone, Ms Zainab Bangura, as his new Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Continue reading

RULE 60: A Book On Nigeria, ECOWAS And The Taylor Trial

25 Jun

The war in Liberia has come and gone. Its spill over effect on Sierra Leone has been remedied too. But one issue still lingers today – after almost a decade – linking several countries to these conflicts: the trial of the former Liberian leader, Mr. Charles Taylor. Continue reading

The Hypocritical State of West Africa’s Unification

25 Jun

Over 200 million people live in West Africa. Majority of the 16 states that comprise the region believe in the notion that there should be integration. But civil unrest and the fight against corruption have been militating against the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the regional body established specifically for the achievement of this objective. Since inception in 1975, ECOWAS has done so much to effect the needed change but this has not translated into the desired assimilation. Continue reading

90% of world’s population now covered by a mobile network -ITU

23 Jun

The number of fixed telephone lines worldwide continues to drop – but the drop has been massively more than compensated for by the growth in mobile. • There were around 57 million fewer fixed telephone lines at the end of 2009 than there were at the end of 2006. • There were 1.9 billion net additional mobile cellular subscriptions globally between the end of 2006 and 2009. Continue reading

Re: Sierra Leone Foreign Minister Sings, Dances for Money…??????

18 Jun

In a bid to deflect growing criticisms over reports that she repeatedly wastes and exceeds her allocated travelling expenses (One year allegedly by up to a million dollars excess), the Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone yesterday June 17th 2010 told local journalists of how she is now sometimes forced to engage in grovelling in front of rich Arab men in order to have them purchase gifts for her such as air tickets. Continue reading

Sierra Leone To Liberalize Int’l Gateway

9 Jun

According to the Minister of Information and Communication, Sierra Leone’s international mobile gateway, which has been monopolized for many years to strengthen the national carrier Sierratel with a regular income stream that would revive its operations, will soon be liberalized.

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25,000 internet users in Sierra Leone?

14 Mar

Shocked? Please don’t be. That was the figure Sierra Leone’s information and communications minister gave out last week. The average number of internet users in Sierra Leone is 25,000, Alhaji I. B. Kargbo said. Continue reading

BellView in A Financial Mess

14 Oct

A Nigerian businessman in Sierra Leone, whose travel to Lagos has been postponed three times courtesy of Bellview Airlines’ continous change in schedules, decided to sue the airline management to court after a refund for his ticket was said to be impossible. Continue reading

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