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Ernest’s Ebola War Shouldn’t be like ‘Kabbah’s RUF War

2014-07-23 17:53:07

Opinion By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leonean-oriented FACEBOOK cyber pages are lively social media spaces where people post photos of their social and family life (how beautiful or handsome they are; how rich, academically and professionally successful...or widely travelled they are...); but, sometimes, they can be SLPP-vs-APC partisan ‘war zones’. With the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia recently, and fear that the Ebola virus could filter into (...)Read the full story »

New Jersey: APC Branch Elects New Executive

17 November 2013
Hello APC Party Members, On a beautiful Saturday, November 17th 2013, and in accordance with the APC Party Constitution and the APCNA Bylaws, the APC New Jersey Family elected new executive body> They are as follows: 1. Mr. Pavi Jalloh - President; 2. Mr. Abdul Rahman Kamara - Vice President; 3. Mr. Alimamy Turay - Secretary General; 4. Mr. Edward S. Kororma - Treasurer; 5. Mr. Francis S. Kanu - Assist. Treasurer; 6. Mrs. Namina Kossay - Women’s Leader. The remaining vacant (...)

Campaign to Support Sierra Leonean Athlete

15 November 2013
Source: Global Fashpack. Idrissa Kargbo will be the first Sierra Leonean to ever run the New York Marathon and YOU can help send him there. Who is Idrissa Kargbo? Kargbo is a role model, an underdog, a humble champion and great sportsman. 22 year old Idrissa has been a runner since he was a small boy growing up in Freetown. He is passionate and devoted to the pleasure and pain of long-distance running. "I love running long distances. Running is in my blood. I don’t want to stop" (...)

Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Under Threat

14 November 2013
Hello All, I hope this finds you in good health and good tidings. I am reaching out to you because you are some of our community leaders and voices of our Sierra Leonean and African communities. I am asking that you blast this information to your contacts/listservs and for those who have the ear of the public, please also announce this in your radio/tv performances/sessions. I believe our Sierra Leonean community and Africans in general are in dire straits. As you may or may not know, (...)

Freetown: Discussions Continue at Bintumani Forum

12 November 2013
According to a State House press release, national and international experts, including farmers, the private sector and scientists continue to map out a strategic Path to Prosperity in Sierra Leone. Under the general theme, “Setting the Vision for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation in promoting Agriculture, Fisheries and Industrial Development in Sierra Leone”, the multi-sectoral specialists held extensive discussions and analyses of various presentations by (...)

President Ernest Koroma’s Address at Bintumani Conference

11 November 2013
Adress by His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the Conference on setting the vision for the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation in promoting Agriculture, Fisheries and Industrial Development at the Bintumani Hotel in Freetown, November 11, 2013. As you can see on the road you travelled on to get to this venue, ours is a country that is being reconstructed. We want this reconstruction and transformation to lead to a nation far better than what this country had (...)

Sierra Leone Fails MCC Benchmarks

11 November 2013
Sierra Leone has failed to meet the benchmarks for the Millennium Challenge Corporation [MCC], hence causing the West African country to miss out on vital funding, which has now been deferred. The MCC sets specific standards for qualification of any country for funding. Among the benchmarks, Sierra Leone passed those of inflation, regulatory quality, trade policy, access to credit and business start-up, girls’ primary education completion rate, political rights, civil liberties, (...)

Sierra Grassroots Agency signs contract with Japanese Embassy

10 November 2013
Credit: The Sierra Grassroots Agency located at 35 Fergusson Street Congo Market Brookfield’s, Freetown Sierra Leone, has signed a US$121,942 contract with the Embassy of Japan at the Hotel Leisure Lodge after passing a test and scouting process. The ‘Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) scheme contract’ signed by the Embassy of Japan in Sierra Leone and Sierra Grassroots Agency is for the construction of (...)

Freetown: CPC Delegation Ends Visit

9 November 2013
A high powered delegation from the Communist Party in China (CPC) has ended a two-day exchange visit to the offices of the All People’s Congress and a meeting with the Chairman and Leader of the ruling APC, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday November 7th. The delegation was headed by a Member of the Standing Committee and Head of Publicity Department of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee, Mrs. Yu Hongqiu, the Deputy Director-General, International Department of CPC Central (...)

Board Change at London Mining

8 November 2013
London Mining announces that its Chief Financial Officer, Rachel Rhodes (photo), has informed the Board that after over five years in the role, she will be stepping down due to personal reasons. Benjamin Lee, an executive board director since 2011 and Head of Corporate Development since 2009, is appointed Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect in accordance with the company’s succession policy. Rachel has agreed to remain available until the end of the year to ensure a smooth (...)

Cocorioko CEO Announces Change

6 November 2013
The Cocorioko Newspaper Limited wants to inform all its numerous readers and all members of the media that our lead website is now Cocorioko.Info. is now only our alternate and back-up website , will now carry all our key news items and information . Kindly publish in your news outlets and help us spread the word around. In the cause of the people, the struggle continues . Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu Chief Eexecutive Officer and Managing Editor-In-Chief (...)

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Welcome to the Free Town

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

The mountainous city of Freetown is not only the capital of the coastal West African State of Sierra Leone but is also the seat of government. It is a common saying among the residents that the (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)