Sierra Leone has good prospects for peace but must consolidate progress, Annan reports

Sierra Leone's prospects for peace are "encouraging" but the country - with international assistance - must consolidate progress and tackle the challenges ahead, Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes in a new report to the Security Council released today in New York.

Sierra Leone: government offices reopen in a sign of national reconstruction, UN says

In recognition of "a concrete and tangible step" towards national reconstruction, a senior United Nations official in Sierra Leone has opened two recently rebuilt government offices.