Commentary

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President Ernest Koroma unveils National Youth Development Program and his plans to make youths champions of development in Sierra Leone

Apr. 16 |  PHOTO BY JARRAH KAWUSU-KONTE President Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday unveiled  another milestone in Sierra Leone as he launched  the National Youth Development Programme . In another celebrated master-plan to bring more  socio-economic and political developments to Siera Leone, President Koroma said that the Youth Development  document  he unveiled ” is the Blue Print for Youth Development in […] ... Read more»

Editorial

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I did not know that people loved me this much-Thank you all for the support

Mar. 11 |   By KABS KANU : It was a fortnight to remember. First,on Wednesday February 26, 2014 I underwent a critical heart surgery at the RobertWood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  I cruised closer to the portals of death because  after posting a status update on Facebook, I had a sleepless night of […] ... Read more»

Feature Story

Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister talks to international media at the UN

Mar. 28 | PHOTO : FROM LEFT : FOREIGN MINISTER SAMURA KAMARA AND PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE VANDI MINAH The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara today Wednesday March 26, 2014, answered questions from the international media at the United Nations , after the UN Security Council Meeting on the completion of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding […] ... Read more»
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IN SIERRA LEONE – THERE IS NO SUSPECTED CASE OF EBOLA

Apr. 16 |     -“There is no Ebola virus anywhere in Sierra Leone” says Amb. Daramy –   SL High Commissioner to The Gambia BANJUL THE GAMBIA –  “Sierra Leone’s  newly  appointed Ambassador to The Gambia,  His Excellency Ambassador Basiru Soulay Daramy has informed a cross section of Sierra Leoneans  at his Fajara residence that there is no […] ... Read more»

Headlines

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New railway from Tonkolili to Sulima as China plans $6 billion investment in Sierra Leone

Apr. 10 | By Maytaal Angel LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) – China Kingho Energy Group, one of China’s largest privately owned energy groups, said it has more than ten interested parties for its $6 billion-plus investment in infrastructure, energy and iron ore mining in Sierra Leone. Commenting for the first time on reports that the group could spend […] ... Read more»

Saudi Arabia Congratulates President Koroma

Mar. 17 | By Alhaji M.B. JallohThe All People’s Congress (APC) Branch in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States has on Wednesday, 12th March, 2014 congratulated Sierra Leone’s President, H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and all Sierra Leoneans for an award by the U.S based “The African Leadership Magazine”. The award which was in recognition of his “exemplary […] ... Read more»

National News

New railway from Tonkolili to Sulima as China plans $6 billion investment in Sierra Leone

Apr. 10 | By Maytaal Angel LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) – China Kingho Energy Group, one of China’s largest privately owned energy groups, said it has more than ten interested parties for its $6 billion-plus investment in infrastructure, energy and iron ore mining in Sierra Leone. Commenting for the first time on reports that the group could spend […] ... Read more»
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April 12, 1980 : A lamentable day of grief to Liberia and a precursor to Sierra Leone’s present problems

Apr. 11 | By Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu : God , in his wonderful mercies , has made me  witness  many dramatic and historic events in my life . But nothing prepared me for the cataclysm  of Saturday April 12, 1980. As another Saturday April 12 comes on us , 34 years after 1980 , it is yet another […] ... Read more»

News Story

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President Ernest Koroma unveils National Youth Development Program and his plans to make youths champions of development in Sierra Leone

Apr. 16 |  PHOTO BY JARRAH KAWUSU-KONTE President Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday unveiled  another milestone in Sierra Leone as he launched  the National Youth Development Programme . In another celebrated master-plan to bring more  socio-economic and political developments to Siera Leone, President Koroma said that the Youth Development  document  he unveiled ” is the Blue Print for Youth Development in […] ... Read more»

“Civil Servants need to work faster than expected ” : Head of the Civil Service

Apr. 7 | By Amadu Femoh Sesay Information Officer, Cabinet Secretariat  The Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, Dr. Ernest Sahid Alie Surrur has said that Civil Servants need to work faster than expected if they are to project the good image of the Service and change the perception of the populace that they […] ... Read more»

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UN Security Council Reform : IGN Statement on behalf of the African Group

Dec. 19 | INTRODUCTION : On Thursday, 12th Dec. 2013, the  9th Round of the Intergovernmental Negotiations in the informal plenary on the question of  the equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council, was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. A statement on behalf of the African […] ... Read more»
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President Ernest Koroma is marching on to more victories for Sierra Leone

Jan. 14 | By KABS KANU : While the idlers are busy mounting propaganda against him in the social media, PRESIDENT ERNEST BAI KOROMA is not sleeping. He is wide-awake. His brain is ticking like a clock. Also, the President is not relenting. President Koroma is marching on to more victories for the betterment of his nation.   […] ... Read more»

opinion

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CONVICTION FOR UNEXPLAINED WEALTH: ACC CHARTS A NEW PATH

Apr. 16 |      By  Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara : In a landmark judgment delivered by the Hon. Justice M.A. Paul, in the case of The State vs. Solomon Katta and Four Others, the Anti Corruption Commission successfully secured conviction for the offence of Unexplained Wealth for the first time in the history of Sierra Leone.   Prosecution […] ... Read more»

Malicious propaganda diminishes media self-regulation

Mar. 8 |   Titus Boye-Thompson, Strategic Media & Development Communications Unit Several newspaper columns have been written about the conduct of journalism in Sierra Leone but alas, the picture remains unaltered. In a society that is grappling with building strong state institutions, the fourth estate can legitimately play the role as watchdogs or the conscience of the […] ... Read more»

Politscope

International Community and UN backing President Koroma in quest to achieve Agenda For Prosperity –SRSG Toyberg-Frandzen

Mar. 6 | MR. TOYBERG-FRANDZEN INTERVIEW The UN mission in Sierra Leone was carried out in several stages. The third and final stage, the United Nations Integrated Peace Building Mission in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), is now coming to an end. From 1991 to 2002 Sierra Leone was embroiled in a civil war which left at least 50,000 people […] ... Read more»
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Does President Koroma have any Third Term plans ?

Apr. 17 |  By David Kajue : A lot of newspaper tabloids are making headlines quoting President Koroma’s Third Term plan in office. One of these papers is Satellite with a banner headline; “APC Plan Fresh Third Term Bid for Ernest Koroma” published on the 16th April this year. Meanwhile, similar concerns have before this time also been raised […] ... Read more»

Sermons

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Jesus died on the cross to bring salvation to the world

Apr. 19 | By Rev. Leeroy  Wilfred Kabs-Kanu : Man, inspite of all his education, sophistication, finery, civilization and technology, needs salvation. He was born in  sin and cannot  get communion or fellowship with God, nor go to Heaven when he dies. He has to gain salvation from the sin nature. Religion cannot save him  from  this sin. Organized religion is […] ... Read more»

Special Feature

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President Koroma dedicates his African Leadership Award to all Sierra Leoneans

Apr. 15 | By Joseph Kamanda : President Koroma has said that the African Leadership Magazine Award for his style of leadership is an award for all Sierra Leoneans. “Since I have been singled out as the African President of the Year 2013/14, I believe Sierra Leone is also the African Country of the Year 2013/2014, because you […] ... Read more»

Stop putting words in the mouth of the UN Secretary General

Mar. 6 | By  LEEROY WILFRED KABS KANU -MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY AND COORDINATOR OF  C-10 : PERMANENT MISSION OF SIERRA LEONE TO THE UN, NEW YORK, USA Sierra Leone is a post-conflict nation struggling to rebuild her social, political and economic institutions.  It must not be forgotten that we went through 11 years of one of the most deadly wars […] ... Read more»

Sports

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Shooting Stars of New Jersey present State soccer championship trophy to Minister Plenipotentiary

Sep. 11 | New Jersey’s Shooting Stars Football Club last Sunday  presented  the 2013  All-Sierra Leone Inter-State soccer championship trophy to Minister Plenipotentiary, Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu at the Caribbean Palace Hall in Somerset . The inimitable Shooting Stars  won the trophy  during a thrilling 16-state football tournament held  in Maryland recently.   TEAM MANAGER MR. JOSEPH SALITO KAMARA PRESENTING […] ... Read more»

SPOTLIGHT

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SRSG visits Cocorioko Publisher and wishes him speedy recovery

Apr. 14 |  The Special Representative of the United Nations’ Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict , Mrs .Zainab Bangura , last Saturday travelled to New Jersey to visit the Publisher of the COCORIOKO Newspaper, Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu , who is recovering from a critical heart surgery . Mrs. Bangura expressed sympathy to the Publisher and […] ... Read more»

APC DALLAS CHAPTER invites you to its grand inaugural and fund-raising dance

Mar. 9 |   The APC Dallas Chapter is inviting you to a Grand Inaugural and fund raising dance Texas style. The stage is set, the music will blow your minds, the food will knock your shoes off your feet and the drinks with a twist to make you want to stay in Texas. The Inaugural and fund […] ... Read more»

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The changing face of Sierra Leone under President Ernest Bai Koroma : Not even the blind miss it

Apr. 13 | By KABS KANU :  The face of Sierra Leone is changing very fast under the innovative, creative and progressive leadership of  President Ernest Bai Koroma. The infrastructural and road development projects going on in the country are gradually transforming what was once described as a stone age country in the early 200os to a modern […] ... Read more»

Top story

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APC New Jersey Inauguration Ceremony on April 19, 2014

Apr. 10 | The All People’s Congress ( APC )  New Jersey Chapter will be having its inauguration ceremony and dance on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the East Franklin Firehouse in Somerset, New Jersey .   ... Read more»

Addis Ababa Mission gets new Deputy Chief of Mission

Mar. 18 |    Mr. Ismael Koroma, the new Deputy Ambassador of the Sierra Leone Embassy in Addis Ababa was officially presented to the home based and local staff at the Chancery on Monday 17th March 2014 by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa, His Excellency […] ... Read more»

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APC Saudi Arabia Congratulates President Koroma

Mar. 12 | By M.B. Jalloh, Saudi Arabia The All People’s Congress (APC) Branch in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States has on Wednesday, 12th March, 2014 congratulated Sierra Leone’s President, H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and all Sierra Leoneans for an award by the U.S based “The African Leadership Magazine”. The award which was in recognition of […] ... Read more»
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SRSG visits Cocorioko Publisher and wishes him speedy recovery

Apr. 14 |  The Special Representative of the United Nations’ Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict , Mrs .Zainab Bangura , last Saturday travelled to New Jersey to visit the Publisher of the COCORIOKO Newspaper, Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu , who is recovering from a critical heart surgery . Mrs. Bangura expressed sympathy to the Publisher and […] ... Read more»