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Sierra Leone: Hiring hyenas to protect our goats

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

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

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]

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President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity: Whose Prosperity?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2013 I think one must be several sandwiches short of a picnic to buy into the horribly unspecific mantra that is the ‘Agenda for Prosperity’, as it is currently being touted. Eating the future in the present and promoting money-guzzling projects [Read More]

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Who is shielding corrupt officials in the corridors of power?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2013 At the top of Sierra Leone’s society, there is kleptomania as well as greed. And elsewhere – a sort of weary cynicism. Not only that, the effort to curb corruption by those in authority has turned out to be like [Read More]

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The lust and passion of the rich beggar

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2013 Let’s be blunt about it, the manner of our search for foreign succour is like a randy 70 year-old roaming all over town and inviting a nymphomaniac to be the live-in housemaid. The moment that happens, it’s obvious his death [Read More]

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An uncomfortable truth

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2013 I am positive that the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission, with an eye to audience-applause, would expect us to give a standing ovation to the theatrics of its fight against corruption, following the well-publicised reports of the recent spate of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone: A nation at a crossroad

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2013 Even though it is more pleasant at this point in time to chew our way gradually to salvation, we seem to be in a hurry to swallow. Unfortunately, we are not even checking the content of our consumption. To crown [Read More]