News in Perspective

“Don’t talk about my potholes – stupid”

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2013 When an elected president of a democratic West African country begins to issue threats against those in society who are appointed to police the conscience of those in power, then serious questions must be asked about where the country is heading: A dictatorship? [Read More]

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“Poor governance undermining Sierra Leone’s fragile economy”

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2013 President Koroma is yet to prove that his government is fit to manage the affairs of the country, as the abuse of office by ministers and senior officials continues unabated. While the international community may now be scratching their heads, thinking about whether [Read More]

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Government is our servant and the people are its masters

Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2013 In an article published in August 2010, I wrote that Ernest Bai Koroma “has the potential of becoming a ‘constitutional’ dictator”. In that article I defined a constitutional dictator as a person who cleverly uses constitutional and democratic means to [Read More]

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Where is the money meant for providing clean water in Sierra Leone?

Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2013 “Where is the money that is supposed to give us clean water gone to?” – asked the people of Lungi, after several years of living without clean, safe drinking water. Since my return to London from Freetown, I have posted [Read More]

Editorial

Has the SLPP started to regain lost electoral fortunes?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2013 Since losing the general and presidential elections in 2012, Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has been struggling to regain its broken spirit, as internecine wars threatened to split the party. And after losing its Supreme Court [Read More]

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How many signed MOUs does it take to develop Sierra Leone?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 October 2013 A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is nothing more than a piece of paper, outlining the wishes of two people, who may or may not become parties to a contract to perform any of those wishes. There is no legal obligation on the part [Read More]