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News in the ‘Features’ Category

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Transparency

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes: Transparency

In an electoral democracy, it is expected that the actions of a governing body are manifestations of the interests of those who elected them into power. But how can anyone truly know if their leaders are working for the general interest of the public if those actions are hidden behind closed doors? That is why[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Wages & Corruption

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Wages & Corruption

The issue of corruption in Sierra Leone is not a novel one. Almost every sector of both public and private life is riddled with instances of forced bribery, defrauding, and other grim commonalities. But of course this is not news to anyone. In fact, a recent survey by the Centre for Development and Security Analysis[...]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

After lots of finger pointing as to how Singapore outran many African countries in growing vital agricultural exports like palm oil, the Asiatic country is reaching out to bridge the gap. For two days in August, the Singapore-Africa Business Forum will get going on the 27th and 28th August to develop trade opportunities and partnership[...]

Sierra Leone News: Steady The Ship

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

What is always the case is that our State Actors hardly ever tell us the whole truth. They stay annoyingly economical with the truth most times. Why are our politicians always taking advantage of the illiteracy and ignorance of people? They always twist the truth to suit their ideas. Well to some extent most Sierra[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Divisions

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Divisions

To be united is to be as one and acting as one – seeing through petty differences, containing individual thirst for power and moving forward as one body; the common goal being for the absolute betterment of members and for the wider community or nation. A united front is not just about the betterment of[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes:On Women

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes:On Women

On paper, Sierra Leone enjoys the benefits of gender equality, and for good reason. Not only do women constitute a greater percentage of the general population than men, but it can also be argued that they play a more central role to the development of society. Sure, men occupy a significantly larger fraction of the[...]

Sierra Leone News: PASSING ON THE EBOLA “PEACE OF DEATH”

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Although Christians are doctrinally made to believe that they are made in the “image and likeness of God” (Gen.1:27), the circumstances in which they take the initiative to verily manifest such convictions are few and far between. That is to say, the rational practices of humanity evidencing the godliness in mankind that should allow common[...]

Sierra Leone News: Travelogue :Glasgow here I come

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Travelogue :Glasgow here I come

I am presently at Glasgow to witness and cover my second Commonwealth Games in four years. The first was in India in 2010. I was able to be in Glasgow by the grace of God. My coming to Glasgow started some months back when I was selected by the National Cycling Association  as an official[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: On Protesting

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: On Protesting

One of the most crucial rights we as citizens have in checking power is the right to protest. By uniting to voice our discontent over perceived abuses on part of the government or other sources of power, we are taking that power into our own hands to demand the social change that we so desire.[...]

Sierra Leone News: Fly when others run

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

So much depends on good governance that until it gets right, so many other things will not squarely fall in place. The good old Sociology WI Thomas Theorem which is also known as the self-fulfilling prophesy, states that when men define a situation as real, it becomes real in it’s consequences. Right now, there is[...]