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The death penalty and the law

By Ian Hughes,British High Commissioner, Freetown “The burning of the house of an offender is not permissible punishment for arson. The rape of the offender is not permissible punishment for…

Extension of UNIPSIL mandate is a booster for resource mobilization drive

By Michael Massaquoi, Coordinator, Peacbuilding Commission Secretariat The renewal of United Nations Integrated Peace building Office (UNIPSIL) mandate for a year is certainly a booster to peace consolidation and development…

Policy options and practical steps in tackling Debt Crises for developing countries

By Dr. Foday M. Kallon        076 788 967/033 241 775   A debt, whether secured or unsecured, private or public, syndicated or bilateral, or combinations of the above, is…

Neither Akon nor Mohammed Bangura in Sierra Leone

By Philip Neville Few days to Sierra Leone’s 49th Independence Celebration last year 2010, news about the arrival of the popular American-African (Afro) musical pop star, now rated as America’s…

Are the Okadas the proverbial ‘Necessary evil”

Are the Okadas the proverbial ‘Necessary evil”

By: J. ALUSINE KAMARA   E-mail: jalusinekamara@yahoo.com One of my most favoured Christian songs when growing up went something like this: “One door, and only one, and yet its sides are…

At 2011 UN Summit: Sierra Leone’s President calls for reform to maintain international peace and security

Statement by H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone at the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Mr. President, Colleagues Heads of States,…

REGULATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF OFFSHORE E&P ACTIVITIES IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

By Ibrahim Sorie Koroma +232-33444926/+23276393111. ibrahimsko@yahoo.com The author is an Investment Negotiator and Legal Practitioner in Sierra Leone. He also holds an LLM in Natural Resources Law & Policy advising…

Exploring the community level impact of paralegals in rural Sierra Leone

By Sonkita Conteh Esq. Introduction A previous article by the author explored the work and impact of community-based paralegals in the lives of ordinary people in rural areas, through the…

London resident sends an open letter to Sierra Leonean Presidential Candidate Mada Bio

Dear Mr. Maada Bio, RE: YOUR STANDING AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Under normal circumstances I would have started by congratulating you on your election as “FLAG BEARER” of the S.L.P.P. for…

David Tam-Baryoh replies Sama Banya on “Who Does David Tam-Baryoh Think His Listeners Are?”

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