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The criminalisation of critical thinking in Sierra Leone – Part 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2016 One of the huge elephants in the room of our national existence is the fact that for so long our cockroach (the nation) has been willing to dance in the open market place, but the fowl (the political class) will not [Read More]

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Criminalisation of critical thinking in Sierra Leone

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2016 “Development is a tough process and prosperity does not come on a silver platter. These two things require effective collaboration and perseverance, not layback theoretical prescriptions and half-hearted political grandstanding.” That was President Ernest Koroma speaking at the official launching of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – When bush is on fire – grasshoppers never wait to say goodbye

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2016 I have just come back from a West African tour, to the increasing discourse about the national economic realities facing Sierra Leone, as our hustlers’ paradise begin to unravel. That mighty white elephant in the room that some of us had [Read More]

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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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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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Sierra Leone – moral corruption more destructive than financial corruption

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2016 You know something, while the chatter all across the country – on shop floors, in markets, within business circles, and in classrooms and beer parlours as well as gatherings of compatriots in the Diaspora, is about the current state of Sierra [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans are desirous of a country built on real needs – not the dictate of outsiders

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2016 When national discourse deliberately uses soft words to hide hard crimes or impunity, then you know that as a society, you are up the proverbial creek with no paddle. This is what manifests as corruption and the evolution of a country [Read More]

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Mr President – fix what is wrong in Sierra Leone and everything else will fall into place

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 August 2016 ‘Any masquerade that fails to respect its limits will have its veil removed.’ This unvarnished truth is now coming out more forcefully in Sierra Leone, as depicted by the socio-political inanities of the country today, where life is not what it [Read More]