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Sierra Leone News
Fed up with “poor management” of public schools, Sierra Leone’s Education, Science and Technology Ministry is compelling high school principals to sign performance contracts.
The National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (NEC) has disclosed that over 2,196,679 voters have registered through its newly introduced biometric voter registration system, ahead of November's presidential and general elections.
As Sierra Leone braces itself to exploit its new found oil wealth, President Ernest Bai Koroma has launched the scoping report for the strategic Environmental Assessment of the Oil and Gas Sector.
Sexual offences are said to be on the rise in Sierra Leone in recent times, with a number of teenagers allegedly being raped either by strangers or their own family members.
Judges of the UN-backed Sierra Leone war crimes court in The Hague have dismissed a request by lawyers of former Liberian President Charles Taylor to postpone the April 26 date set to hand down the verdict in Taylor's trial in The Hague.
In an earlier motion, Taylor's lead defense lawyer Courtney Griffiths requested that the court change the judgement date from April 26, 2012 to May 1, 2012 "or any suitable date thereafter."
Staffers of various colleges, including the state owned University of Sierra Leone known as Fourah Bay College have issued a 21-day strike notice.
The Western Area Peninsula rain forest reserve in Sierra Leone is currently being threatened by human activities, such as charcoal burning, construction works, felling of virgin trees, environmentalists have alarmed.
The long awaited judgment in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will be delivered on 26 April 2012, in line with a Scheduling Order issued Thursday by the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Justice Philip Waki, a prominent Kenyan jurist, has been sworn in as an alternate judge of the Appeals Chambers of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which is yet to hand down verdict in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
An expert on land grabbing and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, Anuradha Mittal has described as “appalling” the issue in Sierra Leona and Africa as a whole, in an interview with West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR).