Sierra Leone

Special Court for Sierra Leone –Appeals Chamber Upholds Contempt Convictions Against Former AFRC Leaders

Special Court for Sierra Leone –Appeals Chamber Upholds Contempt Convictions Against Former AFRC Leaders FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A three-judge panel of the Appeals Chamber has rejected the appeals by three former AFRC leaders convicted in September 2012 of contempt for interference with Prosecution witnesses. The appeal was heard […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone – PRESS ALERT – Appeal Judgement in Bangura, et. al.

Special Court for Sierra Leone – PRESS ALERT – Appeal Judgement in Bangura, et. al. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Judgement in the appeals of three former AFRC members will be delivered on Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (Freetown time) from The Hague, and will be streamed live […]

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ECOWAS hails Sierra Leone on democracy

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo has congratulated Sierra Leoneans for their commitment to democracy as demonstrated by the first post-war elections which was peaceful, transparent and credible elections and resulted in the re-election of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. Speaking […]

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Sierra Leone : Special Representative of President Hu Jintao and Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Jiang Weixin to Attend the Inauguration Ceremony

Special Representative of President Hu Jintao and Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Jiang Weixin to Attend the Inauguration Ceremony of President of Sierra Leone BEIJING, China, February 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei announces at the press conference: At the invitation of the government of Sierra Leone, Minister Jiang […]

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WaterAid: 1.5 million more Sierra Leoneans lack access to sanitation than in 1990

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of Sierra Leone is failing to keep its promises on funding for sanitation, a new report by the international development charity, WaterAid (http://www.wateraid.org), has revealed(1). The report warns that unless investment is increased, the challenges of urbanisation, inequality of access, climate change and population […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone – PRESS ALERT

Special Court for Sierra Leone – PRESS ALERT – Sentencing Judgement in Prince Taylor trial will be delivered Friday, 8 February 2013 at 1:00 p.m. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, February 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sentencing Judgement in the contempt trial of Prince Taylor trial will be delivered Friday, 8 February 2013 at 1:00 p.m. […]

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South Africa : Minelab spearheads revolution in gold detection

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minelab (http://www.minelab.com), the global leader in gold detection technology and hand-held metal detector devices has announced the establishment of a Gold Mining division to support artisanal small scale gold miners and prospectors in Sudan, South Sudan, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Somalia. The announcement was made […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone / Former Special Court Investigator Convicted of Interference With Witnesses

THE HAGUE, Netherland, January 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone -Prince Taylor, a former Defence investigator with the Special Court, was convicted on Friday on five contempt counts for interfering with witnesses who had testified in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Four of the counts for which he was convicted […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone / Oral hearing Conclude in Taylor Appeal

Special Court for Sierra Leone / Oral hearing Conclude in Taylor Appeal, Judges Will Now Retire to Deliberate and Consider Judgement THE HAGUE, Netherland, January 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Lawyers for the Prosecution and Defence made their final arguments before the Appeals Chamber this week in the trial of former Liberian President Charles […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone – PRESS ALERT – Charles Taylor appeal oral arguments scheduled for 22-23 January 2013

THE HAGUE, Netherland, January 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Oral appeal arguments in the case of The Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor will take place tomorrow and Wednesday, 22-23 January 2013, starting each day at 9:00 GMT (10:00 Hague time). The public and the media are welcome to see the proceedings streamed from The […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Timetable Charles Taylor hearing

Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Timetable for oral appeal hearing against Charles Taylor 22-23 January 2013 THE HAGUE, Netherland, January 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The timetable for oral arguments in the appeal of the Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor will be as follows: January 22, 2013 10:00 – 11:30 : Prosecutor’s Submissions […]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone – PRESS ALERT – Prince Taylor contempt trial opens Monday, 14 January 2013. Press invited.

Sierra Leone contempt trial of Prince Taylor THE HAGUE, Netherlands, January 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The contempt trial Prince Taylor will open, subject to confirmation at Saturday’s Pre-Trial Hearing, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 14 January 2013 at the Special Court’s Courtroom 1. The press is welcome to attend the trial and also […]

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