Sierra Leone in serious crisis – an open letter to president Koroma

Mohamed L Kallon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2016 Dear President Koroma You are obliged to listen to the protests and demands of Sierra Leoneans who elected you democratically to represent them, especially in obvious cases when the protests and demands are relevantly appropriate. Now, compare the democracy you practice [Read More]

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Sierra Leone is in the grip of serious economic hardship and social discontent

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2016 Those defending and maintaining the present and the past, are not the best minds for creating the future. (Photo: School children queuing for water before going to school – if at all). I read someone referring to president Koroma, who, in a thinly disguised [Read More]

News in Perspective

The US can help support local democratic activists in countries like Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2016 Continuing our series of articles, discussing the declining economic influence, and to some extent political role of the United States in Africa, today we look at whether and how the US can help vulnerable countries in the continent, to best protect themselves against the [Read More]

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How and why China became Africa’s biggest aid donor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 May 2016 While African countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Zimbabwe may be receiving huge sums of donor funds and resources from China to help keep their governments afloat, such benevolence does not come cheap. With every single Chinese Yuan, there is a long string [Read More]

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The changing face of US aid to Africa – ‘the Chinese are coming’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 May 2016 President Obama is now counting his days at the White House. And so too are the people of Africa counting the economic benefits of having a son of Africa – as the first black president of the world’s most powerful and wealthy nation. Has [Read More]