Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Koroma government of Sierra Leone resumes the death penalty

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon I listened to Palo Conteh, the Minister of Internal Affairs (Photo), shooting from the hips in an interview in which he was literally telling the world, with all the glee of a grim reaper, to go to hell, because his government will soon hasten the dispatch of [Read More]

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Has Sierra Leone learned the lessons of the Ebola rampage?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2016 There are serious worries and concerns that Sierra Leone may soon, once again be faced with another epidemic, possibly far worse than the Ebola virus disease. Funding for healthcare is poor; corruption is rife; sanitation is awfully poor; access to clean water and electricity [Read More]

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Stench of injustice in Sierra Leone – the case of Professor Abdullah

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2016 At the root of governance failure and political dysfunction of Sierra Leone today, is the persistent deviation from truth and justice. The lack of these benchmark symbols, undermine the very credibility of those in a government which seems to have elevated [Read More]

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Disturbing evidence of deplorable healthcare delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2016 The Ebola incursion in Sierra Leone in 2013, which led to the death of over 5,000 people was blamed on the country’s crumbling healthcare service, poor governance and corruption. The response of the international community to the emergency posed by the crisis, especially from [Read More]

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Sierra Leone lawyer and political commentator Jenkins-Johnston dies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2016 One of Sierra Leone’s top legal luminaries and political commentators – James Blyden Jenkins-Johnston (Photo) passed away a few days ago in London after a short illness. Jenkins-Johnston will be remembered for his eloquence in the unprecedented Supreme Court case that followed what many [Read More]

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Sierra Leone social welfare minister Blyden in Geneva with Anti-childFGM Sowei 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2016 Sierra Leone’s minister of social welfare, gender and children’s affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, is flying out of Sierra Leone today Sunday, 11th September, 2016, leading a delegation of nine government officials, along with the secretary general of the National Sowei Council. (Photo: Social [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption swoops on national football association

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2016 After weeks of intense investigation, three senior heads of Sierra Leone’s football association, including the president Mrs. Isa Johnansen were last night arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission. According to the head of the ACC, the three senior FA officials – Mrs Isa Johnansen, vice-president [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s president Koroma – governance and service delivery

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2016 Citizen engagement is crucial to sustaining democratic governance. It allows for openness in the decision making process, and ensures trust and public confidence. Participatory democracy is a process of collective decision making that combines elements from both direct and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone electricity supplier under corruption investigation 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2016 Police investigations into mysterious fires at Sierra Leone’s Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) in the past few years, have surprisingly proved inconclusive. Most Sierra Leoneans believe that EDSA is one of the most corrupt public institutions in the country, and president Koroma would [Read More]