News in Perspective

Ebola – president Koroma throws in the towel and calls for divine intervention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 December 2014 It is the end of the year, and people – all over the world, are today reflecting on what they have done well, where they have gone wrong and how they can improve. And as they look to the New Year with hope of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone 2015 – The womb of a new future?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2014 It was Chinese philosopher, Confucius who said: “If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will soon find sorrow near at hand.” As 2015 rolls in, it is obvious that Sierra Leone, whose sky is dark right now, [Read More]

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Another British health worker from Sierra Leone is Ebola positive

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2014 Authorities in the UK have confirmed that a British nurse working in Sierra Leone to help combat the Ebola virus, who returned to Glasgow on Sunday, has been confirmed Ebola positive. Although there are twelve treatment beds set aside at the Kerry Town Ebola [Read More]

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Who’s fooling who in the opposition dugout?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 December 2014 Amidst the hurly-burly of economic stagnation, social meltdown and ravaging epidemic, you might be forgiven for taking your eyes off the political micro-pampas and ever decreasing altruism in our democracy. Which is why I am breaking off the ‘Diet of Hard [Read More]

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Sierra Leone loses $240 million a year in corrupt tax waivers: Why blame the IMF for government’s follies?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2014 The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has brought out the worst of human character – including the embezzlement of funds meant to feed the sick and the concealing of the infected by relatives. But no one expected a well respected group of university researchers [Read More]

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Breaking News: Ebola hits Sierra Leone’s political establishment?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 December 2014 Tonight, unconfirmed, though reliable reports from Freetown, say that one of the Koroma government’s most powerful parliamentarians – Osho Williams, who represents Constituency 107 in the capital Freetown, is suspected to have contracted the Ebola virus. Osho Williams is believed to be seriously ill [Read More]

Editorial

Like the Rebel war – like the Ebola war

Reflections of an eyewitness Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 December 2014 “Operation Octopus”, “Operation Barras”, “Operation Final Push”. These were some of the code names for specific military assaults against the Revolutionary United Front during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Not to be undone in ‘operational expressions’, the rebels also declared their [Read More]

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What shall we say to the coming generations?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2014 James Garfield once said, “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable”. My belief is that Sierra Leone is gradually approaching the other side of midnight, when the farce and tomfooleries that have been our diet, [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leoneans in despair as Doctor Willoughby succumbs to Ebola

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2014 Sierra Leone’s top physician – Dr. Victor R. Willoughby, this morning succumbed to the deadly Ebola virus, just four days after he was officially pronounced Ebola positive by the country’s chief medical officer – Dr. Brima Kargbo. (Photo of Dr. Willoughby, taken just days [Read More]