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Studies show that appropriate procurement reforms could save Sierra Leone’s government an estimated US$40m a year, money which allegedly ends up in private pockets due to improper procurement procedures.
Illegal fishing in Sierra Leone’s territorial waters is costing the country US$30 million in lost revenues annually.
The country has a coastline of 120 sq kilometers.
This year, 2012 is a critical year for Sierra Leone as the country holds presidential, parliamentary and local elections in November.
With political tensions rising in the run up to the polls, the environment is getting more hostile for Journalists.
Sierra Leone is poised to put its rebranded baby food reputed to be higly nutritious, Bennimix on the international market, as Save the Children warned that worsened child malnutrition could hit progress reducing child deaths.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
A number of public hospitals in Sierra Leone, most of them in the rural areas, are being lit up by solar power.
A national development conference aimed at transforming Sierra Leone is underway in the capital, Freetown.
Speaking at the official opening, of the three-day forum, President Ernest Bai Koroma spoke of plans to transform the country into a middle income and advanced economy country in the next 25-50 years.
“Thinking people and listening leaders” is said to be the philosophy behind an upcoming three-day national conference on development and transformation in post-war Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone’s minister of Energy and water resources, Professor Ogunade Davidson has been sacked by President Ernest Bai Koroma.
Childhood cancer is said to be among several diseases in Sierra Leone that receive less attention in the West African country.
A number of children have died of cancer, while the elderly continue to suffer in silence, due to lack of care and support.