Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon 19 December 2012 Let’s end the game of wits. We all know that politicians when whipped into mob frenzy can take banality to frightening heights. But the government creating a siege mentality – an ‘us versus them’ culture and an over-hyped monument to deadliness with mediocre performance, [Read More]
Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow 22 December 2011 Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow Next year – 2012, general elections will be conducted in Sierra Leone, where a new president and members of parliament will be elected to represent the citizens. All political parties are expressing high hopes of winning the election, and are [Read More]
Alpha Kawusu 3 January 2012 Political corruption in Sierra Leone involves the manipulation of political institutions for personal gain and the deviation from the rational-legal values of the modern state. It includes extortion, nepotism, bribery, cronyism, patronage, graft, embezzlement, and clientellism.
His Excellency the President – Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma 1 January 2012 President Koroma has, in his New Year’s address to the nation, called upon both Muslims and Christians in the country to pray for a week – starting 16 January, amid chaos caused by long queues at fuel stations, [Read More]
28 December 2011 Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Before some faces turn angrier than a cobbler’s thumb at the statement above, let me first wish all of you a happy new year in advance. The start of the coming year will as usual be marked by the customary back-slapping and gratitude for [Read More]
Austin Thomas 18 December 2011 In what is perhaps the most socially conscious ethical writing of the New Testament, the Apostle James proclaims that faith without works is dead, that social justice is to be the signpost of our Christianity.
Professor Kelfala Kallon 17 December 2011 My initial reactions to President Koroma’s economic policies, which I summarized in an article titled “APC KohKhnomimics” in December 2007, was that the economic mis-steps of his government were borne out of ignorance of modern economic principles, and an adherence to economic fetishism that [Read More]
Dr. Porter signed on behalf of his own company, Africa Infrastructure Group (AIG), which is one of numerous private “entities” he says he maintains in his native Sierra Leone and in other countries.
Along with the snowballing fiscal problems that some in the media have cited, I would also add the very discouraging rise of ‘state nannyism’ introduced by both SLPP and APC. For example: Kabbah was famous for his “no one will go to bed hungry by 2007”, whilst President Bai Koroma [Read More]