Diplo and the NEPAD Agency invite applications for the 11-week long online training course Internet Governance in Africa – An Introduction, which starts on 14 September 2015. The course covers fundamental aspects of Internet governance and Internet policy including: Continue reading
The deadly Ebola outbreak has sparked some creative thinking among academic institutions and private education initiatives determined to reach out to students who have been hunkering down for months in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Faced with a raging epidemic, the University of Sierra Leone plans to upload lecture notes on its website, send learning material through e-mail and engage students through social media platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook. The 2014/2015 session, which should have begun Oct. 1, was postponed due to the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading
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
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
Nigeria’s Orji Uzor Kalu was in Sierra Leone few days ago. If you are thinking about any political-link, then you are wrong. The former Abia State governor was not in town on official but personal visit to the Ernest Koroma-led country. Continue reading
Sheiku Tejan Koroma, Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Health and Sanitation who was earlier indicted for corrupt practice, was today 11 March convicted by the High Court presided over by Justice Mary M Sey of the following offences:
The launch of Splash, a text-message-based mobile money service, makes Sierra Leone the latest African country to deploy a mobile payment system. The launch of Splash, a text-message-based mobile money service, makes Sierra Leone the latest African country to deploy a mobile payment system. The service, launched earlier this month in Freetown, will be provided through a partnership among local bank Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) and the two telecom companies that have the widest reach in the country — Zain and Africell, which recently acquired Tigo. Continue reading