Monthly Archives: March 2014

Feature – Drawing Down – the End of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone

Our two white UN vehicles are carefully moving down the dusty and bumpy road between Kenema and Koindu in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. We pass dozens of burnt, abandoned ruins of what were once sturdy brick and stone


GENEVA, March 29 (NNN-UNNS) — With a total of 103 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea, including 66 deaths, the outbreak must be watched very carefully, a spokesperson for the United Nations health agency said, noting that there

President Koroma Meets Security Chiefs

President Ernest Bai Koroma has held wide ranging discussion with senior officers of the Sierra Leone Police force and other members of the security sector. The meeting at the Kingtom Police Officers Mess brought together top ranking personnel of the

The Special Court for Sierra Leone Rests – for Good [analysis]

The Special Court for Sierra Leone made its final major decision on 26 September 2013 when its Appeals Chamber upheld the 50-year sentence handed down to former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The court ruling in April 2012 found Mr. Taylor

Performance Contract! Finance, Education, Tourism Ministries ‘Boycott’ Process

While reading the 2013 performance contract report at State House yesterday, Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, Dr. Richard Konteh, disclosed that among the 22 government ministries, the Ministries of Finance and Economic Development, Education, Science and

Sierra Leone Wrestlers Depart for African Championship

A delegation of the Sierra Leone Wrestling Association (SLWA) on Tuesday departed the country with three wrestlers as they head for the African Championship in Tunisia. The association’s president, Prince Sualley who headed the delegation, said the competition is important