Sierra Leone - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Sierra Leone court will soon deliver its final judgment Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:47:23 +0200 Ojong Debra Sierra Leone youth call for an end to Female Genital Mutilation Mon, 29 Nov 2010 01:00:06 +0100 The perspective often missing in the debate regarding female genital mutilation (FGM), a harmful traditional practice involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitals, is the voice of African youth. Chi Mgbako Sierre Leone: No more sanctions as diamond trade picks up Thu, 30 Sep 2010 04:51:23 +0200 The United Nations has ended an arms embargo and travel ban on Sierra Leone rebels who engineered the decade long conflict in the West African country that left more than 50,000 people dead and many more mutilated and raped. Konye Obaji Ori Sierra Leone suffers stagnant growth despite British 'take-over' Thu, 24 Jun 2010 15:39:05 +0200 Recent evaluation of Sierra Leone has revealed that the anger and frustration that fuelled the civil war there a decade ago are still substantial despite a quasi-British run administration, and people are hungry for the benefits they thought peace would bring. Konye Obaji Ori Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war? Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:17:14 +0200 Security authorities in The Gambia have seized about $1bn (street value) worth of cocaine on transit from South America to Europe. The authorities also seized large quantities of cash and arms, and arrested over 12 suspected drug traffickers, reports claim. Theophilus O'Donkor, Konye Obaji Ori Sierra Leone: An ambitious health reform and a weak state capacity Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:18:19 +0200 Free health care initiative for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five years old has begun in Sierra Leone; a government attempt to address the country's health service fees and cost of medication that resulted in alarming maternal and child death rates. Konye Obaji Ori Ethiopian experts begin work on Sierra Leone hydroelectric project Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:55:17 +0100 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has been hired to manage the recently constructed Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project (BHP) in Sierra Leone by the west African country's National Power Authority (NPA). The project was undertaken by Italian-based firm, Salini Costruttori. Desalegn Sisay Sierra Leone: Ban on lucrative logging industry Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:31:04 +0100 Konye Obaji Ori Charles Taylor the man who ‘forgot' he killed thousands Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:56:32 +0100 Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor, the former President of Liberia is the first Head of State currently on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Believed to be the initiator of a civil war that saw the killing tens of thousands of civilians, Mr Taylor is facing an 11 count indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Currently at the cross-examination stage of his trial, Mr. Taylor continues to deny charges brought against him. Capucine Dayen Sierra Leoneans scorn initiative to enlist youths into police force Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:27:18 +0100 Sierra Leone's government has moved to include youths in its law enforcement sector to boost the efforts of the police in its fight against growing bouts of crime. The move is reported to be one of the country's initiatives to reintegrate its youths into civil society in its post-conflict era. However Sierra Leoneans have expressed worry over the initiative. Konye Obaji Ori Africa-Asia cooperation goes medical: Sierra Leone goes online with India Wed, 04 Nov 2009 04:18:29 +0100 The ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning network of communication and exchange, is taking a new twist in Sierra Leone as doctors will now be able to send X-rays and other data for analysis in better-equipped hospitals in India. Konye Obaji Ori Sierra Leone: UN-backed Court Closed after administering Civil War justice Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:41:28 +0100 Leaders of the major warring faction during the Sierra Leonean civil war have been handed lengthy jail sentences, bringing a seven year trial of the perpetrators of the ethnic/resource-driven conflict to an end. A feeling of international justice is expressed all around the capital city of Freetown as the UN-backed court closed the books on the Sierra Leonean war. Konye Obaji Ori Six African countries fare worst on The Global Hunger Index Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:38:24 +0200 Ethiopia, Eritrea, DRC, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Chad are categorised as being in a state of extremely alarming levels of hunger in the newly released 2009 Global Hunger Index by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Twenty-nine countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, and 13 countries have actually seen increases in their hunger levels since 1990, according to the report. Desalegn Sisay The Guns are quiet as diamond-rich Sierra Leone discovers oil Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:26:36 +0200 The guns are quiet and the killings have stopped in Sierra Leone. After a spell of peace and the prosecution of warlords, including the current legal proceedings against the hawkish Charles Taylor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the people of Sierra Leone, finally, have something else to celebrate… a new discovery. Muritala Bakare Guinea: Military leader to attack media if ... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:11:50 +0200 Within the framework of the Mano River Union summit which was to take place in Conakry from 14 to 15 July, the Guinean Head of State in a meeting with the President of Sierra Leone, Monday, explained the reason behind a communiqué, issued last Saturday by the National Council for Democracy and Development (CNDD). The communiqué revealed planned attacks against Guinea from its borders with Guinea Bissau and the Casamance region of Senegal. Ismaël Kabiné Camara