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- Sierra Leone’s Communications Minister Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo praised the GSM providers in Sierra Leone for coming to the aid of the country's state broadcaster Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) radio stations in provincial towns of Kono, Kenema, Bo and Makeni to broadcast twenty-four hours a day by utilizing their electricity facilities gratis.

- A Ugandan film on the 20 year-old war in northern Uganda has been nominated for the prestigious Oscar Awards. War Dance, a feature-length documentary filmed in Uganda, highlights the plight of the people caught in the conflict. The news of the nomination was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. War Dance, initiated by AMREF, tells the story of three children - Dominic, Rose and Nancy from Patongo displacement camp. They are members of a school music group who get a chance to compete in Uganda's national music festival. The film was funded by Shine Global, a non-governmental organisation, dedicated to ending abuse and exploitation of children through the production of media products.