Dele Awoonor-Gordon

The wisdom of yesterday will not suffice for today’s existence

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 August 2019: No matter how much slant is put on it – in politics and governance, perception matters. Ordinarily, reality should drive perception. But most times, perception leads, and muddies the reality. From indications, it appears that a lot of our compatriots don’t have much [Read More]

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We are close to the bottom – but Salone shall rise again

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2019: The only thing worse than collective amnesia is wilful selective amnesia. It is a highly potent concentrated brew of sheer hypocrisy, genetic mediocrity and downright amorality. Our worst can’t bring out our best, obviously one would think. People are not interested [Read More]

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If nothing has changed then let’s start calling a spade a spade

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2019: There is a usual angst when it comes to writing about public figures, especially when these figures are politicians who are caught in the eye of the storm. But it is funny that the dogs are out so soon to give [Read More]

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The poor deserve a life too – as dead men don’t read

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: President Bio’s legendry determination to mount the seat of Sierra Leone’s leadership is well known and the performance of his administration and his utterances since assuming power, answer a question I asked years back about whether there was something he had [Read More]

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The cobwebs of the New Direction

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 July 2018: From Africa Confidential snippets to leaked government transition committee report; from Ernest Koroma’s alleged clandestine visit to presidential public assets declaration; from parliamentary shenanigans to controversial removals; from the increasing economic hardship to growing ethnic divide; from plain truth on one [Read More]

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Sierra Leone politics – No return to our abominable filth please

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: Some might regard most of what you read all over cyberspace as senseless verbal gymnastics. But our leaders tend to fuel the hunger of baying dogs, especially those deeply steeped in tribal drum-beating, through their unwitting actions or inactions. And if [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – hope rekindled?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2018: Nourishing and tilling the flower beds you can, but picking the best scented rose is a different ball-game. Seriously, any two-bob gardener can tell you that. So, can we as a nation face the present and our envisaged future without excursing [Read More]

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Sierra Leone goes to the polls in March 2018 – there is stench of insincerity in the air

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2017 You know something? As far as I am concerned, unless we review our entire societal ethos and ensure equity and operationally balanced values that will nullify the desire for power grabbing, our cry against corruption in every facet of our national [Read More]