A new horizon beckons for Dr. Yumkella as countdown begins

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2015 In less than ten weeks, Dr Kandeh Yumkella will be leaving the United Nations to return to his native Sierra Leone, to help the country in its post-Ebola recovery. This is certainly going to be a national challenge for which, president Koroma will be [Read More]

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]

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Between darkness and light (Part 2) – Killing tomorrow today

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2015   Since the beginning of this year, the focus of my musing has been the necessity for a change of the socio-political system, that has continued to keep Sierra Leone in shackles and turned it into one of those places, where [Read More]


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]

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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]