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Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Ebola – vultures and carcasses in the den

August 28, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2014 The Ebola epidemic is an issue about which it is difficult to speak and impossible to be silent. While any criticism of the government now will be automatically seen by advocates as insensitive and, or with ‘political’ undertone, there is [Read More]

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‘Where is the enabling environment for citizens’ participation?’

January 6, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 January 2014 From the evidence that litters the place, what has emerged is that alas, our lofty dreams at independence were taken over and re-written for the razzmatazz of cinematography, by actors who pretended to be leaders. And all we could do [Read More]

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How did we miss it Mr. President? Let me tell you…..

December 27, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2013 Last Friday – 20th December 2013, president Koroma asked these questions in parliament: “How come with so many of our people excelling all over the world, from medicine to languages, to computer science, to engineering, and international administration, that our [Read More]

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Sierra Leone: Hiring hyenas to protect our goats

September 8, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 September 2013 Thousands of people in one of Africa’s poorest countries are going hungry today, because of a biofuel “land grab” deal. ActionAid accuses the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy of threatening livelihoods in rural communities in Sierra Leone, where it runs an [Read More]

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Sierra Leone: Getting our priorities right

September 1, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 September 2013 Faced with the stark choice of the interests of the nation and the preservation of party political advantage, every government with an eye on the electoral annihilation of its opponents, often think politics first, with absolutely no thought for the [Read More]

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Political careerists have duped the public for far too long

August 2, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 August 2013 I am aware that avid readers of my musings would often wonder why I am always lamenting the sorry state of affairs in Sierra Leone and its governance. Some would argue and correctly too, that there are several positive developments [Read More]