Is President Koroma Responsible for the Prevailing Disunity in SLPP?

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Othman Sheriff, author While glancing through my timeline this morning, my eyes ran into a very attention-grabbing piece written by someone I hold in high esteem, Dr. Julius Spencer. The piece was commented upon by dozens of concerned citizens but the most interesting comment which triggered me to engage my own keyboard, was written by Mr. Sidie Sheriff, another noble scholar who unknowingly inspired...

Charity Begins at Home: Does that include politics?

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Abdulai Mansaray, Author When President Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh conceded defeat in the recently concluded democratic elections in The Gambia, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. But it was not the “jovial” and satirical manner in which he declared his acceptance of the result, in a widely publicised telephone conversation with President elect Adama Barrow that shocked...

Here we go again – Thunder In Paradise: Episode 2

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“We rode over what they have called the longest bridge in the world, which is over 40 kilometers and these are all inspirational visits. They have inspired me to work very hard on seeing the commencement of the Mamamah project”. President Koroma, on his recent visit to China. There you have it. A grand failure to learn to be pragmatic. An illustration of what I mean by money or fantasy projects...

The “No Vacancy” APC Mantra: a Recipe for Disaster?

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Farook A. K. Sesay, author PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH’s inglorious defeat in last week’s presidential elections in the Gambia is a manifestation of a new wave of people’s power and a hard knock lesson in over confidence and underestimating the general political will of the electorate! Beleaguered mama Sierra Leone’s governing party, the ALL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS party should be au fait with this...

Is it time for a Third Political Party in Sierra Leone?

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Abdulai Mansaray, author The growing sense of disillusionment across the social and political landscape is fast becoming palpable. From official to unofficial, private to public, and all along the diversified strata of our society, there are pockets of dissatisfaction that is slowly simmering under a political façade that “ALL IS WELL”. No it is not, and has not been for a long time. When President...

Is Term Time for Presidents, The Mother of All Corruption?

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Abdulai Mansaray, author Any society which neglects its culture is bound to fail. African societies were founded on the principles of society cohesion, where the left hand knew what the right was doing. With kingdoms, Chieftains, fiefdoms and clans, historians would have you believe that African societies had well established forms of governments well before the term “democracy” was invented by...

THE KENETICS OF KHANISM: A REQUIEM FOR 2018

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Two new words that will profoundly and predictably be in the 2017/18 lexicography of Sierra Leone presidential race will be: khanism and Khanistas. For those out of the loop – Khanism is a new ideological philosophy to holistically uphold, adhere, and energise President EBK’s legacy, full throttle. And Khanistas means – those who subscribe religiously and ready to defend the ideologue and philosophy...

Sierra Leone President’s Austerity Measure: is it a Step Too Late?

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Dr. Sorie Gassama, Author It is no jaw-dropper to me and maybe to many other Sierra Leoneans that the President has suddenly come up with new measures of austerity to control the country’s continuous appalling and nightmarish economic situation. Who couldn’t have guessed so, considering the way things have been evolving. The big question is: Should the president have done this eight years ago?...

Kabs Kanu Responds to Mustapha Sesay’s Letter

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When some Sierra Leoneans always respond to salient analyses of national issues with a rush of blood to their heads, abandoning their thinking caps,  you should  always expect disjointed thinking, illogical arguments and conclusions , sound and fury and no sense or substance, exactly what I posited in my first article. The same mistake has been committed by Mr.  Mustapha M.K. Sesay, who has abandoned...

ECOWAS Court Cannot Reverse a Supreme Court Verdict or Enforce on a Member State an Undomesticated Treaty

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Open Letter to Leeroy Kabbs Kanu Dear Mr Kanu, Please find below a rejoinder to your article titled, ‘ECOWAS Court cannot reverse a Supreme Court verdict or enforce on a member state an undomesticated Treaty’.  I accept the fact that you have a right to your opinion; first, as a human being, and second, as a Sierra Leonean, and third, as a Government official. However, even before articulating...

ECOWAS Court Cannot Reverse a Supreme Court Verdict or Enforce on a Member State an Undomesticated Treaty

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When I listened to the MAMBA TV ‘s audio   interview of people it claimed were approached on the streets ( Though there is no evidence by way of video streaming or pictures that the so-called interview was conducted through random sampling ) , I learnt once again that some of our people are wallowing in ignorance and only argue from an emotional, instead of conceptual and sound analytical perspective. The...

Dancing On a Roulette Wheel as Future Problems Germinate Before Our Eyes.

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Came back from a West African tour to the increasing discourse about the national economic realities; as our hustlers’ paradise begin to unravel. That mighty white elephant in the room that some of us had laboured to draw attention to, but for which we were labelled as anti-government; opposition supporters; rabble rousers; attention seekers and even liars. When the government refused to keep it...

Is Sierra Leone’s Economy Under Economic Recession?

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Real economic recession is defined as a decline in Gross Domestic product (GDP).The economic health of a nation depends on the growth of the GDP, the rate of inflation and the unemployment index of its population. Could the recent austerity measures by the government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) be a wakeup call that our economy is tanking? The move to slash spending across the board and freezing all government...

AUSTERITY, AUSTERITY, AUSTERITY!!!!!!!Mr. President, beware of your legacy.

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Abdulai Mansaray, author This was one word I always prayed, will be banished from the political vocabulary of our country; because I saw, felt, and tasted what AUSTERITY was. This is no attempt to digest the inner bowels of the economic gymnastics that is staring at us from the barrels of extreme poverty. It is no secret that Sierra Leone has monopoly over the unenviable tag; “as one of the poorest...

They Say “Youth are the Future Leaders”, When, Where and What is the Future?

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Othman Sheriff, author Postcolonial Sierra Leone has experienced endless unenviable history ranging from dictatorship rule,  brutal civil war, military putsches to a staggering democratic system that is riddled by graft, tribal, regional and selfish interests.  Unfortunately, youth, women and children who are hardly considered in decision-making process, have always been the expendable victims. While...