Sierra Leone

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 
UN Winds Down Sierra Leone Court  (BBC)
A UN-backed court in Sierra Leone has dealt with its last case after seven years investigating atrocities from the country’s decade-long civil war.

Thousands were killed, mutilated and raped in the war, which ended in 2002.

The court has spent millions of dollars prosecuting suspects from all sides – money that critics say should have been spent on development projects.

In the Freetown court’s final hearing, judges upheld the convictions of three rebel leaders.

The only remaining case is that of Liberia’s ex-President Charles Taylor, who is currently on trial in The Hague.

He is accused of backing rebels from the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in an attempt to overthrow Sierra Leone’s government. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 

President Koroma on Track to Make Sierra Leone Self-Sufficient in Food Production

The  so-called Action Aid scorecard,  which unfairly rated President Ernest Koroma and government’s performances with regards to Food Security, used criteria that only the  so-called evaluators understood. With such an unrealistic scorecard, they must have suddenly materialized on this planet from outer space , where they were ignorant of what was going on in Sierra Leone. To insinuate that  the government was not doing enough to feed its people. was an outrageous accusation that only ignorant ppeople would make. 

While we acknowledge the socio-economic woes of the people, which cannot be blamed on a still relatively new administration,  we will attempt  to educate them about the reality of the situation by  reproducing two articles about President Ernest Koroma’s Food Security plan which demonstrate that the government is working acidiously  to make Sierra Leone self-sufficient in food production within a short time .The government has not gone to sleep.With time, the modalities will begin to bear rich fruits in the nationand hunger will be ameliorated .