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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]

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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]