Sierra Leone

The Observer view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity<p>The recent conviction of Ratko Mladić, the former Bosnian Serb commander, on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the 1990s may come to be viewed as a high-point for global justice. Mladić’s …

Law (UK)

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation.<p>Ibrahim Tommy (L), head of the Centre for Accountability and the Rule …

Disease

A Pastor Found A Massive Diamond. Now He Hopes It Will Help His Country.

When Emmanuel Momoh found a 709-carat stone, one of the world’s biggest diamonds, he faced down threats and attempted thefts to hand it to the government in Sierra Leone.<p>DAKAR, Senegal — When a high-profile diamond auction took place on a blustery New York morning this December, an unusual watcher …

News

Over 100 Sierra Leone migrants escape during Libya repatriation

Dozens of Sierra Leonean migrants due for repatriation from Libya are said to have escaped, according to an official of the International …

Muammar Gaddafi

2017 in review: 'Disruption, despair and dumpster fires'

NEW YORK (AP) — The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an ice cream parlor ; an assailant wielding a gun or hammer or acid . There's an earthquake in Mexico, a monsoon in India, a volcanic eruption in Bali, hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. Keep up as your phone …

Robert Mugabe

Sierra Leone: Questions Emerge As Presidential Aspirant Detained

Freetown — Police in Sierra Leone have detained presidential aspirant Musa Tarawally, months into next year's General Election.<p>The confinement of the …

West Africa

Sierra Leone migrants return after abuse in Libya

About sixty migrants from Libya have been returned to Sierra Leone.<p>About sixty migrants from Libya have been returned to Sierra Leone.<p>This comes as reports of abuse in Libya which includes allegations of migrants being sold in slave trade markets.<p>Al Jazeera’s Nina Devries reports from Freetown.

Disease

Sheffield has given me sanctuary: My Wigan Pier Story

Patricia Simeon, 30, is an asylum seeker living in Sheffield. As she tells Claire Donnelly, while she waits to hear if she can stay she is surviving …

George Orwell

Presidential Aspirant Detained in Sierra Leone

allAfrica, 14 December 2017<p>After three years of arduous work collecting, deliberating and collating views across the country for a new constitution, …

West Africa

Looking for Ghosts: A Conversation with John Freeman

John Freeman is well known as an editor and writer. The former editor of <i>Granta</i>, current editor of the literary journal <i>Freeman’s</i>, and Executive Editor …

Emily Dickinson

Chinese Navy hospital ship visits Timor-Leste for humanitarian medical services - Xinhua

DILI, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Navy hospital ship "Ark Peace" arrived at Dili on Thursday for a friendly visit and humanitarian medical …

News (China)

Tech Hubs: Sparking Tech Innovation in Africa

Technology innovation hubs have been celebrated for their potential to spark innovation, stimulate economic growth and tackle societal challenges in …

Innovation

Why Sierra Leone is running out of fish

ONE evening in Tombo, as fish buyers throng the seafront, an argument erupts at the far end of the harbour. Angry voices waft through the air, as Pa …

Africa

Rolling Stone Share Their Bizarre Choices For Top 20 EDM Albums of 2017

As we wrap up the 2017 year, more and more publications have began to share their best of lists. As dance music continues to rise in popularity, …

Music

Sierra Leone's Constitutional Review Runs Into Trouble

Concord, 7 August 2017<p>President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has stated that there is still enough time to conduct the much anticipated referendum before …

West Africa

Duval Timothy: Sen Am review – immersive album of precision piano sounds

(Carrying Colour)<p>Duval Timothy is something of a renaissance man – a fashion designer, conceptual artist, pop-up restaurateur and composer. His solo piano pieces are somewhere on the boundaries between contemporary minimalism and jazz: precise, geometrical constructions featuring heart-rending …

Music

Sierra Leone:Constitutional Review Goes Up in Smoke – And the People Lose Again

(Photo: UNIPSIL)After three years of arduous work collecting, deliberating and collating views across the country for a new constitution, it looks …

Rights & Freedoms

Home health care industry in Chicago area a major hot spot for fraud, Tribune finds

Physician Rogelio Cabrera, who was controlling owner of a home health company, told federal investigators that illegal kickbacks for new patients were commonplace.<p>The federal Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits payments to induce or reward patient referrals under Medicare or Medicaid. Nonetheless, at …

Health Care

20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2017

Footwork frenzies, futuristic hip-hop, nostalgic lo-fi house and more<p>EDM's economic bubble continued to float on throughout 2017, as upper-crust …

Music

Meet the Scientists of the "Women of NASA" LEGO Set

<i>The "Women of NASA" Lego Set has become one of this year's top toys -- now learn the inspiring stories of these trailblazing scientists!</i><p>When LEGO …

For Kids

The Professional Educator

Stories matter. They illustrate our successes and failures, joys and heartbreaks. Telling our stories helps us understand ourselves and each other, …

Teaching

Opinion: Where Science Goes, So Goes Our Nation

Investing in research and innovation pays off big<p>A recent opinion column “Science That Leads” by my colleague, House Science Chairman Lamar Smith, …

Politics

Sierra Leone: Flood survivors stuck in temporary shelters

West Africa

Africa Live: Zuma 'abused judicial process', South Sudan denies backing Jerusalem capital - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Coffee exports in Uganda surged by 82% in October compared to the same time last year, a report by the country's industry regulator says.<p>The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) says 381,636 bags, each weighing 60kg, were exported in October, up from 209,478 bags in the same …

Africa

Perry, June Carter (1943- ) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

"Image Ownership: Public Domain"<p>Ambassador June Carter Perry was born November 13, 1943 in Texarkana, Arkansas. After completing grade school, Perry …

Black History

Africa:Health Policies Must Focus On Needs of Individuals

<i>Between 12-15 December the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 will take place Tokyo, Japan. This major gathering, co-hosted by the Government of</i> …

Health Care

The astonishing history of Black people living in Tudor England

Miranda Kaufman’s discoveries are part of the larger story of the first globalization in English history<p>In 1596, in rural Gloucestershire not far …

Titanic

These are the key lessons we learned about democracy in Africa in 2017

The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.<p>As in 2016, the broad trend is clear: with a number of notable exceptions, the gains made …

Africa

Four more Galileo-satellites enter space

An Ariane 5 rocket will put four more navigation satellites in orbit, bringing the total in Europe's global positioning arsenal to 22. It is a year …

World News

Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee

Michael Netyks from Poland had been serving a six-month sentence at a private jail in Liverpool run by G4S<p>An investigation has been launched after the death of a 12th immigration detainee this year.<p>Michael Netyks, a 35-year-old Pole, was serving a six-month sentence at Altcourse prison, a private …

Law (UK)