Monthly Archives: March 2013

Four Successful Countries Lay Plans for Future Success

[State Department]Washington -Sierra Leone, Senegal, Malawi and Cape Verde are four African countries that have made remarkable progress in the last few years in establishing peace, building democracy, and laying the groundwork for economic prosperity.

President Koroma Praises Work of Peace Corps

[State Department]Washington -Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma told an audience at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington March 27 that the work of Peace Corps volunteers has made a great impact on him.

Security Council Extends Mandate of Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone

[UN]Acting on the recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council today decided that the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) would fully draw down its operations by 31 March 201...

Amisom Announce the New Sierra Leone Troops Bases

[Shabelle]The spokesman of the Amisom troops in Somalia colonel Ali Adan Xamud has announced that the new troops who were due to arrive from Sierra Leon will be based at Kismayu in The lower Juba region.

Taylor’s Lawyer Appeals to Ellen

[New Dawn]Former President Charles G. Taylor's lawyer in Liberia, Counselor J. Sayma Syrenius Cephus, has written President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, requesting her intervention to speedily address his client's demands for retirement benefits, following a...

Sierra Leone’s President Addresses Sierra Leone Troops Before They Leave for Somalia

[Government of Ethiopia]President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone today (March 27th) told a battalion of Sierra Leone troops on the way to participate in the AU Mission to Somalia, AMISOM, that they were on "a great journey of peace". The

Sierra Leone Readies 850 Soldiers to Join Amisom

[Sabahi]Sierra Leone is ready to send 850 soldiers to Somalia to aid the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in its fight against al-Shabaab, AFP reported Wednesday (March 27th).

Ahead of Drawdown, Security Council Extends UN Office in Sierra Leone for One Year

[UN News]The Security Council today extended the United Nations mission in Sierra Leone until 31 March 2014, by when it should be fully drawn down and its responsibilities transferred to the UN country team.