Abdulai Mansaray

Why do Black heroes die so soon?

Abdulai Mansaray: 18 June 2021: Today marks three months since John Pombe Joseph Magufuli passed away, but like many before him, his death has not passed without the proverbial conspiracy theories. We all know how conspiracy theories can be persuasively plausible, and like Thomas Sankara, Samora Michel, Patrice Lumumba, Kwame [Read More]

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Is Sierra Leone richly poor or poorly rich?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 March 2021: Sierra Leone has always enjoyed the paradoxical label of being one of the richest poor countries in Africa.  Our country is regarded as rich and well known for its vast endowment in minerals –  diamonds, rutile, bauxite, gold, iron ore, limonite, platinum, [Read More]

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Makeni lives matter – the real deal

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2021: When a crowd of youths attempted to thwart the government’s efforts to relocate a generator from Makeni to the neighbouring Por Loko District, it ended in an avoidable loss of lives of about seven people. The anger and confusion in the region [Read More]

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Corruption – hatred and ‘cancel culture’ in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2021: Corruption has always been and will continue to be a permanent universal feature in our lives. In Sierra Leone, irrespective of one’s political affiliation, we all agree that corruption is not only prevalent, but also one of the diseases haemorrhaging our economic [Read More]

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Is Joe Biden a political handyman?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 February 2021: The US Senate is about to start the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Trump has hurriedly assembled a second cartel of attorneys to fight his corner, after the first batch declined to use his now infamous “Stop the Steal” argument as [Read More]

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Joe Biden did not win the US elections – Donald Trump lost: Any lessons for the APC?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2021: Just when America is inching its way back from one of its darkest days in history, just when America is returning to some form of optimism and fresh approaches, it may sound preposterous to say that Joe Biden did not win the [Read More]

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Museveni invites Donald Trump to run for President in Africa

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2021: If anyone thought that what is happening in America and especially under the Trump Presidency will only affect America, you better think again. In the last ten days, we have seen an “insurrection”, deaths, a second impeachment that is scheduled for a [Read More]

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Donald Trump – the emperor who could have been King in Africa

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2021: Trump has finally succeeded in toppling Covid from the charts, months after competing for front page news. The death throes of Trump’s administration have been mired in the infamous “attempted coup” or insurrection aimed at overthrowing Joe Biden, the democratically elected President [Read More]

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Wherever there is change and uncertainty there is opportunity

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 January 2021 As we usher in the New Year and hurriedly see the back of 2020, it will be remembered for anything but the Pandemic. Covid-19, as part of our daily lives is beginning to feel like forever. The ravages of this pandemic has [Read More]