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Times are bleak in Sierra Leone

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2016 If an idol begins to wield excessive powers, you show it the wood it was carved from. That is exactly what seventeen million British citizens have demonstrated by their decision to leave the increasingly octopodial, power-grabbing European Union. Whether their decision [Read More]

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Who has the ears of president Koroma of Sierra Leone – let them hear

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2016 Whoever has the ears of the President, should please tell him that the dividends of democracy in Sierra Leone, have not reached the door of the common man. That their hearts ache, because the trust they had in today being the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone is in the grip of serious economic hardship and social discontent

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2016 Those defending and maintaining the present and the past, are not the best minds for creating the future. (Photo: School children queuing for water before going to school – if at all). I read someone referring to president Koroma, who, in a thinly disguised [Read More]

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A child that says his mother is ugly is indirectly saying his father suffers from partial blindness

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 April 2016 As I watched the sham in parliament a few weeks ago, described as the screening of nominees for exalted positions, the situation pointed to the sad reality that we are in a serious one chance saloon – one last chance with [Read More]

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We need a moral reset for Sierra Leone to rise again

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2016 The one painful conclusion that came to mind during my recent visit to Sierra Leone was that the original model is beyond broken, it is shattered. Today, we are a swelling disaster of disorder, mismanagement and corruption, impunity and hopelessness, greed [Read More]

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This is the moment for a new kind of politics in Sierra Leone

Raymond Dele Awoonor–Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2016 For those untainted by ethnic, religious and socio-political colouration, and who can  discern between reason and sentiment, peace and war, love and hate, civility and incivility, our democracy has become a metaphor for misrule and impunity. Politically corrupt individuals as well [Read More]