Dele Awoonor-Gordon

The cobwebs of the New Direction

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 July 2018: From Africa Confidential snippets to leaked government transition committee report; from Ernest Koroma’s alleged clandestine visit to presidential public assets declaration; from parliamentary shenanigans to controversial removals; from the increasing economic hardship to growing ethnic divide; from plain truth on one [Read More]

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Sierra Leone politics – No return to our abominable filth please

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: Some might regard most of what you read all over cyberspace as senseless verbal gymnastics. But our leaders tend to fuel the hunger of baying dogs, especially those deeply steeped in tribal drum-beating, through their unwitting actions or inactions. And if [Read More]

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Sierra Leone goes to the polls in March 2018 – there is stench of insincerity in the air

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2017 You know something? As far as I am concerned, unless we review our entire societal ethos and ensure equity and operationally balanced values that will nullify the desire for power grabbing, our cry against corruption in every facet of our national [Read More]

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Self-enslavement masquerading as loyalty

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone telegraph: 3 August 2017 We are a genetically narcissistic people. Status over substance indeed. And we don’t like any truth that doesn’t reinforce that mindset. Sad.‬ Self-enslavement masquerading as loyalty is our present day reality. A truly sad reality. However, it will be a catastrophic [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – once a treasure trove of childhood memories – now a marshy political eyesore

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2017 I don’t know why, but I have a sickening feeling that we are heading for a political crisis in Sierra Leone ahead of next year’s elections. I pray it is not so. But the political scene is eerily too muddled up [Read More]

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Sierra Leone elections 2018 – caught between a pest and cholera

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]