Who Really Runs FIFA; the Sponsors or a Governing Body?


 By: Abdulai  Mansaray The world of football was shocked to see Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz bite his fellow professional, Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the match between the two countries. The ensuing outrage was both universal and understandable; considering this was his third dental felony offence. His previous “crimes against humanity” More...

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Counterfeit drugs (File photo)
By On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Bogus medicines threaten healthcare gains across Africa

 By:Eleanor Whitehead* In June 2012 Angolan customs agents found more than they bargained for when conducting a routine check on containers shipped from China to the country’s capital, Luanda. While inspecting More...

A boat with African migrants spotted by the Navy at sea near Lampedusa, Italy, in February this year, where hundreds of thousands are set to follow this summer . (2014)
By On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Sinking hope:Thousands of Africans drown every year as they sail to Europe in search of jobs

 “Europe has transformed itself into a fortress, with anti-immigration legislation a centrepiece of foreign and domestic policy. Stringent visa regimes, among other restrictions, simply disqualify many More...

young people from sub-Saharan Africa started migrating into North-Africa also seeking ways to get to Europe. (file photo)
By On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Africa and its Diaspora in migration dynamics

 “The question of migration is entangled with complex political, economic, legal, social, cultural issues. One cannot address this issue from an African perspective without thinking about the violence More...

By On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Rethinking the role of global investment in Africa’s development

 “Much hope is placed on foreign direct investment to deliver development capital for African countries. Yet FDIs are part of the global financial capitalist system, which maintains and reproduces inequality More...

Health workers carry an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone
By On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

West Africa’s Ebola crisis deepens,500+ dead.

 Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional More...

By On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Sierra Leone MEN and WOMEN have the lowest life expectancy in the world. -At 45 and 46 respectively.-(2014).

 People around the world continue to live longer, and in some poor countries the gains have been dramatic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in an annual report released Thursday. The average girl More...

Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone-where to from here
By On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Peace-building in Sierra Leone: where to from here?

 By: Gustavo de Carvalho, ( Senior Researcher, Training for Peace (TfP) Programme, Conflict Management and Peacebuilding Division, ISS Pretoria) The closing of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office More...

By On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 9 May 2014)-WHO

  Guinea As of 18:00 on 7 May 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 236 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 158 deaths. Since the last update of More...

Sea Cucumbers
By On Monday, May 5th, 2014

China’s hunger for sea cucumbers reaches islands of Sierra Leone

 DUBLIN Sierra Leone.- (Reuters): As evening falls over Sierra Leone’s Banana Island archipelago, bats stream from their beach-side roosts to circle in their thousands over the jungle village of Dublin. Below More...