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Lest we forget – The macabre mockery of democrazy

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2014 Whether David Tam Baryoh was blackmailed into signing a confession, which then guaranteed his presidential pardon or temporary release, is neither here nor there as far as I am concerned. It is the unnecessary and unprovoked aggression, used as a proxy [Read More]

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The seething of our two ‘leprosy arms’

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2014 Give credit where credit is due – the decibel breaking legislators and members of the executive arm of government bellowing their innocence and showing their displeasure at what they perceive as the media’s intransigence in a democratic setting, are displaying [Read More]

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Ebola – vultures and carcasses in the den

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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What hope for a better Sierra Leone?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2014 There seems to be a rare outbreak of sanity rearing its head in Sierra Leone, where years of gorging on a diet of cheap ethno-religious politics, has clogged all the arteries of our society. But by chance, the most significant [Read More]

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

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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Another wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 January 2014 As I was saying in my response to President Koroma’s puzzle about our national existence and the scars of our society, probably what best sums up our beloved country right now, is what the playwright, Ola Rotimi said in his [Read More]

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

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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The tragic emasculation of serious national discourse

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2013 As the year draws to a close, what comes to me, like the beams from a lighthouse in a dark and merciless sea, is that the house of cards that we in Sierra Leone are building, needs an island of [Read More]