Abdulai Mansaray

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]

Abdulai Mansaray

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]

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Let us reject violence and selfishness, that could destroy Sierra Leone’s unity – Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph:11 July 2022: Like many countries around the world, Sierra Leone is experiencing social, political and economic speed bumps, after tough challenges in recent times. There is a saying that “a man who has never travelled, thinks his mother is the best cook”. However, Sierra Leone [Read More]

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How did the United Nations Organisation become a political boomerang?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 July 2022: President George H. W Bush (Snr) led a coalition of 35 nations to wage an armed campaign against Iraq, in response to the Iraqi invasion and annexation of Kuwait in 1991.  He  stated that the Persian Gulf War was  about “ more [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Is it time to make real, the promise of democracy in Sierra Leone? Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2022: It is not surprising that the arrest and detention of the popular Sierra Leonean musician, Alhaji Amadu Bah, Aka Boss LAJ has generated reams of newsprint and churned out high volumes of data on social media. LAJ was reportedly arrested last week, [Read More]

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Real causes of civil wars – Have we learnt our lesson? A tale of two countries – Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2022: Sierra Leone and Rwanda may be diametrically placed on the globe but share an unenviable common history that many would like to forget – brutal civil war in which, both countries achieved the gold standard for personifying humankind’s propensity and penchant for [Read More]

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What does this tell us about our politicians in Sierra Leone?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2022: Just when you think it could not get more ridiculous, our nation’s parliamentary body invokes the season of pantomime. It is an open secret that the world is facing the gargantuan prospect of economies slowing down and virtually facing one of the [Read More]