Sierra Leone tax breaks put foreign investment ahead of poor, say NGOs. (FULL REPORT)

Iron-ore Mining in Sierra Leone

 Report claims vital public services underfunded due to failure to maximise tax revenue from overseas firms The Guardian ,United Kingdom (Tuesday 15 April 2014) Tax breaks for international mining and agribusiness companies in Sierra Leone have cost the west African country hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues, according to a group More...

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Large-scale diamond mining in Kono, Sierra Leone (file photo)
By On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Horrific, Racist Mining Abuses Continue in Sierra Leone

  If Sierra Leone is known for one thing in the West, it’s the brutal depictions of the diamond industry in the film”Blood Diamond.” We watched workers face death and amputation while surviving in unlivable More...

mami konneh
By On Monday, April 14th, 2014

A Female athlete from Sierra Leone goes missing in London hours after finishing marathon in 20th place.

 A professional runner from Sierra Leone has gone missing after finishing 20th in the women’s elite race at the London Marathon. Police seek athlete Mami Konneh Lahun from Sierra Leone - not seen since finishing More...

Tanzania Investment Centre
By On Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Tanzania Cancels 174 Mining Licenses

 Dar es Salaam — Tanzania government has cancelled a total of 174 licenses issued to small, medium and large scale miners in the country citing failure of the said companies to abide by the country’s More...

africa101
By On Saturday, April 12th, 2014

It’s the Dawning of a New Day for Journalists in Africa! The African Court has finally spoken!

 By: Rashid Dumbuya* At last, what has turned out to be one of the longest and most protracted trials on egregious violations against journalists in Africa has finally being laid to rest. Onthe 28 of March, More...

AZANIA during a radio interview on No Questions Asked show - WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York
By On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Sierra Leonean soul star Azania ready to rock Africa Now Festival

 By: Dennis Kabatto Some dreams do come true.  On Saturday, April 5, 2014, International soul singer Azania will realize her childhood dreams when she performs at the world famous Apollo Theater’s four-day More...

"Tribute by President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma during the Funeral Ceremony For the Late Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Former President of the Republic of Sierra Leone on March 23, 2014 at the National Stadium, Brookfields, Freetown."
By On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Tribute by President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma during the Funeral Ceremony For the Late Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah

 State House, Freetown, Sierra Leone (23rd March 2014) Tribute by President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma during the Funeral Ceremony For the Late Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Former President of the Republic of More...

Curbing the outbreak ... health workers, dressed in head-to-toe "Ebola suits", leave Uige, about 300km north of the Angolan capital, Luanda, to collect a man dying from haemorrhagic fever in 2005. (file photo)
By On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Ebola virus identified as source of Guinea’s deadly haemorrhagic fever epidemic

 The Ebola virus has been identified as the source of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea, the west African nation said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 34. Curbing the outbreak ... More...

This photo taken in April, 2013, shows a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER at Narita Airport in Narita, near Tokyo. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner (file photo)
By On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Flight MH370: Between the Lines…………

 By: Abdulai Mansaray Theories abound as to the whereabouts of the Malaysia plane, Flight MH 370 which went missing early on Saturday with 239 people on board. The last transmission from the aircraft was at More...

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh (file photo)
By On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Gambia to implement new policy that would change the country’s language from English to a local language.

  Gambia President Yahya Jammeh says he wants to implement new policy that would change the country’s language from English to a local language. Gambia President Yahya Jammeh (file photo) “We no longer More...