Abdulai Mansaray

Sierra Leone crisis: Paradise corrupted, paradise lost

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 December 2022: No one needs a lecture to conclude that Sierra Leone’s economy is in a crisis and has been for a long time. If Sierra Leone were a patient, and if allowed to describe its economic situation in clinical terms, it needs intensive [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Great anger and violence can never build a nation – Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2022: Henry Cate once said that “the problem with political jokes is that they get elected”. Looking at the scenes that broke out in the Well of the Parliament of Sierra Leone on the 23rd  of November this year, the above cannot be [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Democracy – the extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 13 November 2022: America conducted its Midterm elections on Tuesday, which traditionally takes place two years after a Presidential election. In effect, midterm elections are America’s referendum on their sitting presidents, halfway through their four- year terms. Joe Biden was slated as the least popular [Read More]

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America rings the death Knell of democracy – Implications for Africa

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 November 2022: America has always been known as one of the high priests of democracy. History shows that America’s aim to promote democracy across the world had seen it encourage governmental and non-governmental organisations and actors to pursue political reforms that will lead to [Read More]

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Freedom of speech and the crisis of responsibility in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2022: Benjamin Franklin once said, “Freedom of speech is a pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins”. Freedom of speech is a right, granted [Read More]

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How many times can we say NEVER AGAIN? Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2022: Looking at the social media clips on Wednesday August 10 this year, you cannot help but conjure the memories of the January 6th massacre, which left an indelible mark on the psyche and conscience of our nation, Sierra Leone. What happened on [Read More]

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The sacking of Sierra Leone’s police chief saga continues

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2022: President Julius Maada Bio sacked his head of the nation’s Police force, Inspector General (I.G) Ambrose Sovula this week. Social media, rumour merchants, gossip entrepreneurs and political wordsmiths have had a field day with speculations and innuendos, citing reasons for his spectacular [Read More]

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Sierra Leone elections: A time to choose who will get the blame

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2022: With President Bio’s official first term in office ticking down, to the average SLPP supporter or sympathiser, President Bio is a “sure ball” for a second presidential term. The APC supporter will tell you that the sabbatical leave is over, and that [Read More]

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Accountability is key to Sierra Leone’s democracy

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2022: There is a universally held notion that democracy is the best form of government, thanks to the definition that it is the government of the people, by the people and for the people. As a concept, democracy carries its own inherent imperfections. [Read More]