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The movie industry in Sierra Leone has now begun to make headway, both locally and internationally, promoters and producers say.
“Beauty Curse” is the title of a new movie which is said to have hit Freetown by storm. It’s on the life of a former Sierra Leonean beauty queen, who shockingly died shortly after winning the crown.
--As they continue West Africa tour
The 15 members of the UN Security Council are continuing their West African tour, with visits to Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
On Saturday, the UN Security Council member were in Liberia as part of its assessment mission to the sub-region, where they had praises for the post-war nation and its leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
By Mohamed Konneh/WADR Correspondent
Reports from Sierra Leone say the Minority leader in parliament is dead.Family and party sources on Friday confirmed the death of the Minority Leader Momoh Pujeh, who died Thursday night after a long illness
The 15 Members of the United Nations Security Council are expected to begin a week-long tour of the West African sub-region beginning this Friday, a UN statement said.
As Sierra Leone prepares to reform outdated tax laws, the country’s economy is this year growing at 6% with prospects for more growth, said Finance and Economic Development Minister, Dr. Samura Kamara.
Reports from The Hague say former Liberian President Charles Taylor has accused the prosecution of paying witnesses to testify against him during his war crimes trial, which began in 2006.
--Prosecutor tells Sierra Leone people
The Prosecutor of the UN backed Sierra Leone Special Court, Brenda Hollis has been visiting the country to discuss the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Some 162 people have been killed in road accidents in Sierra Leone over the past four months, Sierra Leone’s police have said.
Four West African states have agree on strengthening border security and economic cooperation and development, during state visits paid to two capitals over the weekend.
Sierra Leone's first ever “Citizens budget” has been launched by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.