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Sierra Leone elections 2018 – caught between a pest and cholera

June 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2017 We are in deep something, and that indescribable something makes dung smell like lavender. The vast majority of us have become comfortably numbed to the weird and insane scenario that is developing in our animal farm. Simply ignoring our inept leadership [Read More]

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The people are talking – but those in power are not listening

May 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2017 It was an uncharacteristically hot afternoon as I boarded the taxi heading for the sleepy remote village of Regent. I wasn’t in too much of a mood to talk after the usual harrowing experience of trying to get the basics done. [Read More]

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Its not about leadership in Sierra Leone anymore – its about all of us

May 10, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2017 Since my arrival in town, I have realised that by embracing that delusional emotion called expectation, Sierra Leoneans have been able to devise a survival strategy against the steady rumble of the old political clans across the horizon from the existing [Read More]

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Sierra Leone 2018 elections – who can we trust to change our story?

May 1, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 May 2017 It is disappointing – but sadly, unsurprising that amidst the clamour for a new brand of politics in Sierra Leone ahead of 2018, another tranche of clapped-out politicians and chorus cheerleaders have been aroused from their slumber. Their existence has inevitably [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – our problems are man made and our salvation firmly in our hands

December 9, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2016 “We rode over what they have called the longest bridge in the world, which is over 40 kilometers and these are all inspirational visits. They have inspired me to work very hard on seeing the commencement of the Mamamah project,” said [Read More]

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Sierra Leone in decline – a product of a few people and ignorance of the majority

December 3, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2016 You can’t kill the dead, can you? One of our problems is that having outsourced virtually our very existence to other cultures’ understanding frameworks, our society has now funked, as it slithers down the slope of poverty in both the spiritual [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – a country of pain and penury – let us face the real issues

November 14, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2016 As more and more programmes for the agenda for austerity, oops; sorry, I mean prosperity, are rolled out by the government and my mind wonders to the goings-on in Sierra Leone, I offer my silent prayer to the God that designed [Read More]