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Cooperative enterprises put business in the hands of cocoa farmers

January 4, 2012 Abdul R Thomas 0

Mohamed Sidie Sheriff – World Bank, Freetown 7 December 2011 Cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone are coming together to increase the value of their produce. They are establishing cooperative enterprises that will effectively market and export their crop. Cooperatives promote increased competition, drive up prices and give farmers a sense [Read More]

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Timbergate corruption scandal – justice delayed is justice denied

January 4, 2012 Abdul R Thomas 0

Alpha Kawusu 7 December 2011 It’s been over a week since Vice President (VP) Samuel Sam sumana was caught on tape, negotiating a bribe for personal financial gain. One would have expected a swift resignation to follow the unfathomable brazenness and world class stupidity, exhibited by the man occupying the [Read More]

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Corruption in Sierra Leone under APC and SLPP

January 3, 2012 Abdul R Thomas 0

Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow 30 December 2011 According to Transparency International “corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or happiness depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.” The poorest countries like Sierra Leone suffer most under the yoke [Read More]

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Is the ACC losing its case against the Mayor before the start of hearing?

December 17, 2011 Abdul R Thomas 0

The seriousness and gravity of the charges read out in Court against the Mayor of Freetown – Herbert Williams and his co-accused last week, are such that all eyes are now on the Anti-Corruption Commission, to ensure that the case against the accused is water-tight, and that they have done [Read More]