Salone News

Electricity returns to Freetown

Despite the tragedy that struck earlier in the day, reports reaching us from Freetown say president Ernest Bai Koroma turned on the lights Thursday night (...)

| December 2007 | 1270 views

Tragedy in Freetown

As Freetown residents get ready to celebrate the restoration of electricity after decades of darkness,a gas explosion in a shop owned by a Lebanese (...)

| December 2007 | 893 views

Kenema loses a Fullah leader

By Abu B. Shaw, London. Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad are mourning the death of a prominent Fullah leader, Alhaji Chernor Adama Barrie. Alhaji (...)

| December 2007 | 1028 views

Boy Soldier: Salifu in Search of Peace

By Roland Bankole Marke. Salifu was born in Sierra Leone, a tiny West African nation about the size of Maine. He was only 9 when rebels (...)

| December 2007 | 602 views

MPs react to Kono violence

By Abdulai Bayraytay,Freetown. Members of Parliament from Kono district have angrily reacted to the recent skirmishes between youth demanding (...)

| December 2007 | 572 views

Bash-Kamara blasts "sour grape theorists"

Commentary By Karamoh Kabba At last, the war-torn West African nation of Sierra Leone might have voted into power a more determined and selfless (...)

| December 2007 | 531 views

Carew presents budget request

By Pierre Lightfoot-Boston A bill entitled "The Appropriation Act of 2008" being an Act to authorize expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the (...)

| December 2007 | 549 views

Freetown media reports

UN, Sierra Leone Government adopt peace building framework We Yone and Independent Observer report that the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (...)

| December 2007 | 373 views

Kwanzaa: Roots and branches

By Dr.Maulana Karenga The Continental African Roots Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and (...)

| December 2007 | 224 views

New reference libraries for Bo and Kenema

As a way of creating awareness and promoting human rights education in the country, the Human Rights and Rule of Law Section of the United Nations (...)

| December 2007 | 208 views