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SIERRA LEONE: Government tight...

SIERRA LEONE: Government tightens control of NGOs

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Officials in Sierra Leone are drafting a new law that will tighten controls on non-profit organisations working in the country, joining other...
Sierra Leone UPDATE: News blac...

Sierra Leone UPDATE: News blackout on police lifted

Thursday, October 02, 2008
The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on September 24, 2008 lifted the news blackout it imposed on the activities of the country’s...
Sierra Leone UPDATE: News blac...

Sierra Leone UPDATE: News blackout on police

Monday, September 22, 2008
The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on September 22, 2008 imposed a news blackout on police activities as part of a campaign to demand...
SIERRA LEONE: Dwellers refuse ...

SIERRA LEONE: Dwellers refuse to leave flood-prone slums

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
More than 10,000 slum dwellers have been affected by an 11 September storm that tore down dozens of makeshift homes in Kroo Bay, one of the city’s...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under PRGF Arrangement for Sierra Leone, Approves Extension of Arrangement and US$7.2 Million Disbursement

Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the second review of Sierra Leone's performance under a Poverty Reduction...
SIERRA LEONE: Sex crimes conti...

SIERRA LEONE: Sex crimes continue in peacetime

IRIN NEWS http://irinnews.org
Friday, June 20, 2008
Eight years after a civil war in Sierra Leone that became notorious for the extent of rape and violence committed against civilians, social workers...
Sierra Leone ALERT: Opposition...

Sierra Leone ALERT: Opposition radio station shut down

Saturday, May 17, 2008
Unity Radio, a station run by the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), was on May 8, 2008 shut down on the orders of the Minister of Information and...
Sierra Leone ALERT: Newspaper ...

Sierra Leone ALERT: Newspaper risks legal action for defaming President

Friday, May 16, 2008
The Press Secretary to State House, Sheka Tarawally, on May 6, 2008, threatened New Vision, an independent Freetown-based newspaper, with legal...
UTG 9 in scholarly research se...

UTG 9 in scholarly research seminar

Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Nine students of the University of The Gambia (UTG), have been selected to attend Scholarly Writing and Research Methodology Workshop in Freetown,...
SIERRA LEONE: Maternity hospit...

SIERRA LEONE: Maternity hospital is “last resort”

IRIN
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Two babies and several gaunt women are the only patients in the gloomy wards of the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown. The hospital...
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