In Ramadi, while visiting her family whom she hadn't seen in two years, Sousan Abdul Jabar comforts her daughter Mariam. UNSEEN IRAQ is about the impact of the war on the lives of civilians. Andrea Bruce (US), 2008 finalist
Even an 11-year civil war couldn't stop Bala Amarasekaran from rescuing and rehabilitating chimps in Sierra Leone.
The film 'Blood Diamond' scared off tourists and investors. Now Sierra Leoneons want to tell their own stories in film, and Ahmed Mansaray has a film school to show them how.
The Africa Mercy, a charity-funded hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone, provides the most sophisticated medical facility in the region.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has brought his experience in governance to Africa, where he and a cohort of consultants advise leaders on such things as health care and private investment.
Service providers are looking to introduce banking by phone, which revolutionized Kenya, to western Africa. But the lack of a dominant, single provider poses new challenges.
At an investment conference in the capital city of Freetown last week, President Ernest Bai Koroma described his hopes to build a massive new bridge, new airport, and new city in the sleepy village of Lungi.
Mango juice concentrate is now churning out of a factory’s gleaming steel machinery in Sierra Leone. It's the country's first significant value-added export since it fell into civil war in 1991.
Sabrina Mahtani helps women in prison (often innocent) in Sierra Leone's rough, overcrowded prisons
Tonight in Freetown – Sierra Leone’s dusty, sprawling, and party-loving capital – the independence festivities will continue well past midnight.