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Katrina Manson

Katrina Manson

    No end in sight to DRC's violence
    No end in sight to DRC's violence
    Each day Joyce goes out into the bush and assembles five tiny bundles of wood for sale, only to have one taken from her by former rebels now in the...
    Fuel tanker explosion kills hundreds in DRC
    Fuel tanker explosion kills hundreds in DRC
    At least 230 people were killed when a fuel tanker overturned and exploded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, unleashing a fire ball that...
    Film on Ethiopia's brutal past wins African Oscar
    Film on Ethiopia's brutal past wins African Oscar
    A film set in Ethiopia about a bloodthirsty regime under which political dissidents and village children alike were ruthlessly killed has won best...
    Sierra Leone beach bars demolished in tourism revamp
    Sierra Leone beach bars demolished in tourism revamp
    Demolition teams wielding axes and machetes this week smashed up popular beach bars, one still bearing a sign saying "Paradise", as part of an...
    Court chases $375m from Charles Taylor's banks
    Court chases $375m from Charles Taylor's banks
    Prosecutors for Sierra Leone's war crimes court are trying to track down $375-million they say vanished from two United States bank accounts held...
    World credit crunch may be good for Africa, says financier
    World credit crunch may be good for Africa, says financier
    Africa will be well-placed to weather a global economic downturn if it uses high oil and commodities prices to diversify its economies, one of the...
    S Leone leader promises 'zero tolerance' on graft
    S Leone leader promises 'zero tolerance' on graft
    Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma promised "zero tolerance" on Thursday for corruption in his country after a leaked government report said...
    Beaches may wash away Sierra Leone's war image
    Beaches may wash away Sierra Leone's war image
    Boboh village used to do a roaring trade in the Pa Gbana cocktail, a mix of fermented local grasses, coconut and lime favoured by tourists...
    Sierra Leone arrests Guinean 'pirates'
    Sierra Leone arrests Guinean 'pirates'
    Sierra Leone arrested eight Guineans, including military personnel and fisheries inspectors, whom it accused of carrying out a pirate attack on two...
    Sierra Leone presidential frontrunner vows war on graft
    Sierra Leone presidential frontrunner vows war on graft
    Sierra Leone opposition leader Ernest Bai Koroma, who looks set to win the West African country's presidential election, says he will wage an...
    Sierra Leone poll rivals squabble over results
    Sierra Leone poll rivals squabble over results
    Opposition leader Ernest Bai Koroma said he had won Sierra Leone's presidential election but the ruling party accused him of trying to "steal" the...
    Sierra Leone counts votes, both sides cry foul
    Sierra Leone counts votes, both sides cry foul
    Sierra Leone counted votes on Sunday from a tense presidential run-off which went peacefully despite fears of violence, but both sides accused the...