Abdulai Mansaray

Is social media a curse or blessing?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2021:. One of the most inspired innovations of the 21st century is social media. Among the obvious benefits, it has transformed the global community into a global village. But above all it has changed ownership of the media. The public was at the [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

The paradox of free speech and the libel criminal Law

Abdulai Mansaray: Serra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2021: The Sierra Leone Criminal Libel Law was introduced by Sir Albert Margai of the SLPP in 1965. Undoubtedly, it became one of the most draconian sledgehammers used to muzzle and “zip up “opposition parties and “dissenting” media voices. The APC party vociferously [Read More]

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You can’t build a peaceful nation on empty stomachs and human misery

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 December 2021: It is an open secret that the price of goods and especially food stuff worldwide, has skyrocketed in the past two years. Many see these changes as not only coincidental but exacerbated by the Covid pandemic. With the Pandemic have come job [Read More]

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You cannot choose between right or wrong by taking a census

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 12 December 2021: A census is generally described as the procedure of systematically calculating, acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.  Sierra Leone conducted a mid-term census on Friday, 10th December 2021 a process that was “hailed by the government as [Read More]

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Bank of Sierra Leone governor saga: Much ado about nothing

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 December 2021: President Bio has usually been accused of downloading and uploading a lot of bureaucrats and technocrats onto his administration. Since our nation’s independence, there has been a preponderance of “career politicians” –  if we can call them that, who have perennially occupied [Read More]

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Is there a higher Law than the Constitution?

Abdulai Mansaray: 22 November 2021: Defining a constitution can be difficult, but for the purpose of this article, let’s say “a constitution is a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or organization is acknowledged to be governed”. Constitutions can be Written, unwritten, Unitary, Federal [Read More]

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A president cannot defend a nation if he is not held accountable to its laws

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2021: “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it” (Frederic Bastiat). President Bio took [Read More]

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Sierra Leone citizenship – The right to have rights

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2021: In a recent announcement, President Bio declared in a tweet that “Another promise made and delivered! My government has just approved and authorised the Attorney General to lay in parliament a proposed amendment to the constitution of Sierra Leone that will allow [Read More]

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Politics – the theatre of deceit where ignorance is not a handicap

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 November 2021: Democracy, like the mind is a beautiful thing when left unadulterated. It is not perfect but can be the best form of government if promoted, protected, practised and implemented; and if it’s of the people, for the people, and by the people. [Read More]