News in Perspective

Court orders Sierra Leone media watchdog to reduce fine against newspaper

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2015 After last week’s massive fines levied against several local newspapers in Sierra Leone for violation of the country’s media laws, a High Court appeal by lawyers representing a local newspaper – the Independent Observer, ruled last Friday, 5th June, that whilst the decision by [Read More]

Election Watch

United States continues to oppose third term presidency in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2015 After months of violence and growing political and social instability in Burundi, caused by the decision of the president to seek a third term re-election into office, which has seen the death of over one hundred civilians and the assassination of an opposition leader, [Read More]

Politics

Corruption in Sierra Leone – Koroma’s parliamentary kangaroo court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2015 On Wednesday, 27th May 2015, the Pan African Parliament (PAP), which many in the continent regard as a useless and toothless bloated bulldog, elected the minority leader of Sierra Leone’s parliament – Bernadette Lahai of the opposition SLPP as its vice president. To do [Read More]

No Picture
Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Between darkness and light – the challenge of Change 

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 June 2015 No. I’m not talking about the faux grandeur or charade (take your pick) that’s been on display from political thespians  suffering from serious foot-in-the-mouth, since we went for each other’s jugular over two decades ago and especially, in the last eight [Read More]