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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]

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Sierra Leone – caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone telegraph: 2 August 2017 While there is a burning desire to effect change in Sierra Leone, and a popular will to do so, I am afraid of the completion of the process. How do you tell a council of ‘pen robbers’ that robbery is no [Read More]

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What have they done in office to make the change we now crave?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2017 Change is not easy, and admittedly, for years people had given up hope and dared only to dream of a major roll of the dice, one fine day. But we brought ourselves here, and trust me, the solution must be in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – once a treasure trove of childhood memories – now a marshy political eyesore

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2017 I don’t know why, but I have a sickening feeling that we are heading for a political crisis in Sierra Leone ahead of next year’s elections. I pray it is not so. But the political scene is eerily too muddled up [Read More]

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Sierra Leone elections 2018 – caught between a pest and cholera

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2017 We are in deep something, and that indescribable something makes dung smell like lavender. The vast majority of us have become comfortably numbed to the weird and insane scenario that is developing in our animal farm. Simply ignoring our inept leadership [Read More]

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The people are talking – but those in power are not listening

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2017 It was an uncharacteristically hot afternoon as I boarded the taxi heading for the sleepy remote village of Regent. I wasn’t in too much of a mood to talk after the usual harrowing experience of trying to get the basics done. [Read More]

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Its not about leadership in Sierra Leone anymore – its about all of us

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2017 Since my arrival in town, I have realised that by embracing that delusional emotion called expectation, Sierra Leoneans have been able to devise a survival strategy against the steady rumble of the old political clans across the horizon from the existing [Read More]

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Sierra Leone 2018 elections – who can we trust to change our story?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 May 2017 It is disappointing – but sadly, unsurprising that amidst the clamour for a new brand of politics in Sierra Leone ahead of 2018, another tranche of clapped-out politicians and chorus cheerleaders have been aroused from their slumber. Their existence has inevitably [Read More]