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President Koroma Speaks on Christmas Restrictions

2014-12-17 23:43:16

Address by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Restriction of Movement Between Districts During Christmas Period.
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international partners to bring an end to this outbreak.
The outbreak has been a very difficult period for our country. But through out all these difficulties we remain resilient as a people. We have (...)

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Thanks for Sympathy

28 June 2007

By Zubairu Wai, Toronto.
Teddy and the Foday-Musa family, at home (in Sierra Leone) and abroad, would like to extend their sincere thanks to all those who have in various ways supported them throughout this sad period of the loss of their dear mother, Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa. Mrs. Foday-Musa passed away on Tuesday June 12, and was buried on the same day in Bo, Sierra Leone. The Seventh Day memorial ceremony took place on Tuesday June 19 in Bo.
Arrangements have now been finalised for the (...)

Five Parties To Contest August 11 Polls

28 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Only five out of the eight registered political parties submitted names of their parliamentary aspirants at the close of the Tuesday deadline.
Isaac Curtis-Hooke, National Electoral Commission External Affairs Officer said on Wednesday that of the five, it was the SLPP, APC and PMDC who submitted a full list of 112 aspirants each for all the constituencies. The other two, UNPP and NDA were unable to fill candidates in some parts of the country.
The Revolutionary United (...)

Gaddafi Visit: Kabbah in Serious Trouble

28 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
There have been bitter reactions in the country over revelations made by the Libyan leader, Muhammar al-Qadaffi when he addressed thousands of Sierra Leoneans last Tuesday at the National Stadium.
The Libyan leader was on a state visit to Sierra Leone to garner support for the African Union by calling on Sierra Leoneans to support the push for a United States of Africa of which he is a major proponent.
Qadaffi also used the opportunity to reveal to the (...)

At The Hague: Taylor Continues Delay Tactics

27 June 2007

By Teddy Foday-Musa, at the Hague.
The absence of Charles Taylor at the second session of his trial at The Hague on Monday 25th June became the corner stone of legal arguments from both sides of the court.
The courtroom was however enveloped in another atmosphere of disappointment, when the judge made it clear that Charles Taylor, was again absent for the second session of his trial.
The trial chamber was left with no alternative but to slam an obligatory mandate on Mr. Taylor to appear (...)

Deadline Expires For Parliamentary Aspirants

26 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Tuesday (today) was the deadline for political parties to submit to the National Electoral Commission names of aspirants intending to contest the August 11 Parliamentary election.
24 hours to the expiration of the deadline, National Electoral Commission Outreach and Public Affairs Officer, Miatta French disclosed that none of the parties had complied but was certain they would do so by the close of business on the last day.
The Secretary General of the two major (...)

$314,000 intercepted at Freetown Airport

26 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Sekou Cheriff Konte, a Maraka from The Gambia, is in
police custody following his arrest last Thursday at
the Freetown International Airport Lungi with US$
314,000 in cash, according to Supt. Alfred
Karrow-Kamara, the Police Local Unit Commander at
He was going through security when the amount
was discovered in the hand luggage he was carrying by
a combined team of Aviation Security and the Police.
Upon interrogation, he named one Alhaji Kabba Cisse as (...)

Freetown: Music Industry Confab Begins

26 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
Sierra Leonean musicians and stakeholders in the music industry, today converged at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building in Freetown for a two-day conference organised by Celtel/Premier Media.
The US Embassy in Freetown and British Council are providing assistance by bringing in consultants to facilitate and provide expertise to the conference.
The confab, which will run from 26th June(today) to June 28th June is aimed at bringing together musicians, (...)

Ernest Koroma at MMTC was a disaster

26 June 2007

By John Mannah, USA.
I was elated and enthusiastically so when I read the article captioned, “Ernest Koroma Speaks to Milton Margai College Students” in the 11th June Edition of the Cocorioko Newspaper.
I was happy for Sierra Leone since our democracy is coming of age, and a good day for all democratic loving people to read that the playing field is being leveled for all its participants. The public space especially our colleges and universities should not only be (...)

Afri-Can Magazine is Ready!

25 June 2007

The first edition of Afri-Can Magazine, the sister publication of the Patriotic Vanguard is now on the news stands in Vancouver and will be soon distributed in the rest of Canada, the USA and other parts of the world.
Published by the Afri-Can Media Foundation ( also publisher of the Patriotic Vanguard), Afri-Can Magazine (see photo) is a pan-africanist publication targeted at the African diaspora.
It’s a 20-page monthly treat dealing with news and events in and among the African (...)

ActionAid’s Hunger-Free Campaign

25 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown
ActionAid International Sierra Leone Country Director, Tennyson Williams, has said that 854 million people in the world go hungry everyday, which is about 17% of the global population and that the numbers are increasing.
Also, almost 16,000 children die everyday from hunger-related causes which is one child every second, and one in five people in developing countries is chronically undernourished.
Williams made this revelations at the launching of the (...)

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Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)


The Truth About Reporting Corruption

By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)