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WITH HINDSIGHT THE WAY FORWARD
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GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK AT DREADFUL DRY SEASON IN SIERRA LEONE
 

     

 

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CHRISTIANA THORPE  is Sierra Leone's sweetest Rose of patriotism, honesty and integrity . READ MORE

 
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PRESIDENT KOROMA TELLS NEWLY SWORN IN  MINISTERS: 'MUCH IS EXPECTED OF YOU'

Four ministers of government have on Tuesday taken an oath of office at a swearing- in ceremony held at State House, following a Parliamentary hearing by the appointment Committee. CLICK ON STORY FOR MORE.

 

 
Golley’s Release: Acquittal or Pardon?  
The release of Omrie Golley from detention could be another test of judicial fairness in our nation’s legal system. The Presidential Affairs Minister’s reason for the release of Mr. Golley of “no case”, to many, may seem very shallow and needs to be explained further. CLICK ON STORY FOR MORE.  

 
Justice Jon Kamanda Sworn in as Appeals Judge  

Justice Jon Kamanda, a Judge of the Sierra Leone Appeals Court, was sworn in today as Justice of the Special Court’s Appeals Chamber. Justice Kamanda was appointed by the Government of Sierra Leone. Under the Statute of the Special Court, three of the five Appeals Chamber Judges are appo
appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and two are appointed by the Government.
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UNDP SUPPORTS AMPUTEE SPORTS CLUB AT WORLD CUP  

Freetown, Sierra Leone --- Monday, 5 November 2007. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sierra Leone has committed its support to the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club’s (SLASC) participation at the World Amputee Football Championship in Turkey from 11-21 November 2007 with the sum of twenty-one thousand US dollars, CLICK ON STORY FOR MORE.

 

 
ARIZONA VICTORY DANCE AND INAUGURATION  

The APC Arizona branch to be soon inaugurated in their planned Victory Dance on Saturday November 17th, 2007. It is a great pleasure from the A.P.C. Arizona Chapter to announce their up coming twin occasions i.e. inauguration and the party’s victory (come back to power) on the just concluded parliamentary and presidential elections in our beloved country Sierra Leone.  This chapter is believed to be very small in number, but energetic in term of actions under the leadership of the young and dynamic rock-star AL-hassan Aziz Turay. CLICK ON STORY FOR MORE.


KEREFA SMART PAYS TRIBUTE TO MICHEL ANTHONY

I sincerely appreciate the privilege of paying this personal tribute in memory of a devoted but unsung pioneer in many aspects of his and our beloved country’s development from  and after the colonial period.  CLICK ON STORY FOR MORE


"I trust my President" ...Presidential Affairs Minister

On assumption office at State House as the new Presidential and Public Affairs Minister, Alhaji Alpha Kanu re-echoed  his trust and confidence in President Ernest Bai Koroma for he made the right choice by appointing him minister in charge of the Presidency and Public Affairs  CLICK ON STORY FOR MORE.


The President Receives ESL delegation At State House

The he President , H.E. Ernest Koroma , receiving a Leadership Bible from Rev. John Kanu of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone at State House yesterday . EFSL  made a courtesy call on the Ppresident to congratulate him on his election . The President, among other things,  asked the EFSL  to pray for the government and the people of Sierra Leone . READ MORE
 


 
UNITED NATIONS EXECUTIVE REPRESENTATIVE VICTOR ANGELO CALLS AT STATE HOUSE TO CONGRATULATE THE PRESIDENT - By Joseph Kamanda  
The  Executive Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Mr.  Victor Angelo  on Thursday led a delegation of the UN Team in Sierra Leone to State House to congratulate  President Ernest Bai Koroma  and applauded him for his rise to the Presidency. Speaking on behalf of the UN Family in the country, Mr. Angelo praised President Koroma  for creating a favourable condition for  sustainable peace and presented a package of what the United Nations has done and is currently contributing in the promotion of peace and development. READ MORE
 

 
DIASPORANS , SIERRA LEONEANS AND THE RENEGADE - By Khadija Sesay  
In November 2006, Transparency International ranked our country the 16th most corrupt in the world. Under the watch of the past Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP )  administration, and their  unprincipled spin doctor, Sylvia Blyden, Sierra Leone was also ranked the worst country in the world to live in ,  based on the United Nations Human Development Index. According to a CIA data, the life expectancy rate of a Sierra Leonean is 43 years. In addition, a UNICEF study found that since 2002 more children under the age of five years old die in Sierra Leone than anywhere else in the world. READ
 

 
ALPHA KHAN ' EXPLAINS REASONS FOR GOLLEY'S RELEASE  
Sierra Leone's Minister of  Presidential and Public Affairs,  Alhaji Alpha Kanu, has provided reasons for the release  by the APC  government of Legal Practitioner , Omrie Golley, who had been in detention for over two years after the now  replaced SLPP  government arrested him and charged him with plotting to stage a coup.  READ THE FULL PUBLIC STATEMENT  

 
GOLLEY FREED : GOES TO STATE HOUSE TO SAY THANKS TO APC GOVERNMENT  
Omrie Golley, a Sierra Leonean legal practitioner,  who had been detained  for over two years  by the former Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP ) government on allegations of plotting to stage a coup , was yesterday released by the new All People's Congress ( APC ) government . READ  

 
MEET DR. LANCELOT  AYO LAKE , ANOTHER MAN WITH AN IMPORTANT MISSION  

resident Ernest Bai Koroma is so serious about bringing back electricity to Sierra Leone that he has set up an Emergency Task Force , whose responsibility is to do all that is possible to ensure that the country becomes illuminated again .                                                                                    The head of that team is Dr. Lancelot Ayo Lake, a young Sierra Leonean who has joined the many citizens who want to abandon very lucrative jobs abroad to return home to help rebuild the country. Dr.Lake headed the Technical Division of UNHABITAT of the United Nations Development Project  ( UNDP )  in Monrovia , Liberia , but has agreed to serve the new All People's Congress ( APC )  government as Chairman of the Presidential Emergency READ

 

 
"I AM A PEACE-MAKER , NOT A COUP-MAKER :"  
Omrie Golley talks to COCORIOKO
“I never attempted to assassinate the then Vice- President Solomon Berewa. I Am a peace maker and not a coup maker .I am a peaceful citizen of this country. I work for peace in my country”, says former Spokesman of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) lawyer Omrie Michael Golley. Mr. Golley made the revelation on his ordeal in an interview with COCORIOKO immediately after his release from the Pademba Road Prisons  in Freetown. READ MORE
 

 
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