Dele Awoonor-Gordon

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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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 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]

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Self-enslavement masquerading as loyalty

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone telegraph: 3 August 2017 We are a genetically narcissistic people. Status over substance indeed. And we don’t like any truth that doesn’t reinforce that mindset. Sad.‬ Self-enslavement masquerading as loyalty is our present day reality. A truly sad reality. However, it will be a catastrophic [Read More]