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AIG Patrick Johnson May Face Contempt of Court Charges

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The failure of a very senior police officer to respect the order of an interlocutory...

Future of Local Journalism After Philip Neville’s Mysterious Death

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The late Philip Neville consistently exposed many wrongdoers in Sierra Leone using his trailblazing investigative...

Rebounding Adam Smith’s Politics

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The importance of Adam Smith for the development of economic thought can hardly be exaggerated....

APC Establishment Revisiting its Trickster Menu

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The idea of the All People's Congress' rogue establishment democracy in Sierra Leone has become...

Understanding The “PAOPA” Diversity

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Diversity has become the euphemism for social justice of the “Paopa” elite on the national...

Culture Shapes Our Ordinary Life

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If the governing Sierra Leone People’s Party learns anything from the history of economic development,...

Can Sierra Leone walk to freedom in Mandela’s memory?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo. Nelson Mandela led a singular life of sacrifice, dignity, and political genius...

It’s Time To Reform Sierra Leone Agricultural System

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo For many decades, Sierra Leone's agriculture has been a symbol of the...

EMPATHY OF PURPOSE NEEDED MORE THAN EVER FROM SIERRA LEONE POLITICIANS

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo What will you do next to help repair Sierra Leone? For many, this...

POLITICIANS AND LEADERSHIP IN SIERRA LEONE: The Strength Within

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POLITICIANS AND LEADERSHIP IN SIERRA LEONE: The Strength Within By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Current Sierra Leone political...

APC STILL WITHOUT STRUCTURES FOR THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS

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APC STILL WITHOUT STRUCTURES FOR THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Any intelligent fool can...

SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT MET IMF/WORLD BANK BENCHMARKS TO FIX ECONOMY

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SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT MET IMF/WORLD BANK BENCHMARKS TO FIX THE ECONOMY, BUT SOME SEE MOTIVES...

AUSTERITY MEASURES ADD NO VALUE TO THE SIERRA LEONE ECONOMY

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At this point, it is lost on right-minded nationals that people think the current Executive...

With an incapacitated governor and an impotent Painter, Will Thampèreh ever conceive?

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In a recent television interview, the governor of Thampèreh’s central bank came out of the...

SIERRA LEONE STILL FACING IMF ECONOMIC TERROR AXE

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Susan George, A Fate Worse Than Debt: "Debt is an efficient tool. It ensures access...

Sierra Leonean Woman fleeing Female Genital Mutilation Threat

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When Marian Suzel Kamara entered the United States for the first time, the memories of...

Nightmares from 96 and the Tenth Day in Thampèreh.

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By Jaime Yaya Barry It was in a bright hotel room in the Disunited Kingdom. Thampèreh’s...

POLITICIANS CAN’T LEAD, WE USE LITERATURE TO REDEEM OUR PEOPLE In SIERRA LEONE

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Amid the disheartening continuous reception of pervasive indifference in sharing national wealth...

SIERRA LEONE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS BIG BUSINESS – AND THAT’S WHY IT’S FAILING US

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo The first principle of unalienable rights recognises that everyone is naturally endowed...

POISONING THE WELL OF SLPP NATIONAL YOUTH CAMPAIGN MESSAGE

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Failing to value and respect the types of data that minoritised scholars are collecting and...

THE DECLIVITY INTO TYRANNY

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When you lean over in a canoe on a river, the boat tilts but then...

SIERRA LEONE YOUTH CHALLENGES ARE HUGE, LET’S INJECT NEW IDEAS

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As the huge challenges within our country in tackling the issues of our youth keep...

MAKING ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION THE PEOPLE’S COMMISSION

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The national struggle against corruption in Sierra Leone today goes far beyond civil society organisations'...

POLITICAL PARTY MANIFESTO OR CITIZENS MANIFESTO?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo In all our elections in Sierra Leone, preponderantly from 1996, when our...

OUR CONSTITUTION AND EXECUTIVE POWER

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What does Executive power protect? Executive power is the constitutional principle that permits the president and...

BIO’s “PAOPA” MUST DITCH THE “ANIMAL FARM” MENTALITY

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"Paopa!" try less fighting and speaking and doing to get “your” way—and a lot more...

Hajj Special 2022 Newsletter

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Today, we present to you our second edition of the Newsletter of the Embassy of...

PARTISAN/REGIONALLY BIASED CIVIL SERVICE – THE VULTURES ARE GATHERING…

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Informed observers and commentators on the Sierra Leonean socio-economic and political terrain,...

SLPP MORE VALUE CREATION – HOW FIRMLY GROUNDED ARE OUR ECONOMIC PROCESSES?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo The national financial crisis, which began in 2016 which the current SLPP...

When Exploitative Politics and Economics Determine Fuel Price

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Economics and very exploitative politics have always been at war – silent,...

Sober Solutions For Sierra Leone Constitutionalism

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo If there is one thing most Sierra Leoneans can agree on about...

CITIZENS IN SIERRA LEONE HAVE GOOD REASONS TO BE FED UP WITH THEIR POLITICIANS

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo A few days back, an audio in which Pastor Francis A. M....

Presidential Praise Singers? Leadership Is Not Rocket Science!

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo A carnival of absurdity or misplacement of priorities Minus deliberately ignoring the...

GOVERNMENT HUMBLED, PEOPLE CAN SEE IMF COVID-19 PANDEMIC LOANS MEANS DISASTER

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo So it’s ding ding! Seconds out! And we begin the final round...

Politics, Governance And The People: A Dysphoria Of Leadership In Sierra Leone

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By Elhaj Malik Shabbaz I am writing again from my Leicester Peak residence, where I have...

ALIGNING YOU TO DO SOMETHING: IT IS TIME FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TO RISE TO EXERT ITS IMPORTANCE IN SIERRA LEONE

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo I am not sure whether or not you have been in the...

ARE YOU THERE, GOD?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo As I watched the cold grimace of calculating satisfaction which crossed the...

Dereliction of duty in Governance

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By Farook Abdul-karim Sesay The unfortunate mayhem and fatality that unfurled on Wednesday, August 10, 2022,...

IMF Surcharges: A Further Blow To Outcomes For Sierra Leone, Other Developing Countries, Their Investors And Private Creditors

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Just like in 1980, the IMF has again imposed significant surcharges on...

Is Sierra Leone Democracy Failing?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Politicians in Sierra Leone must understand that the rule of law and...

EZEIGBO GHANA, DR. IHENETU, GHANAIAN VICE-PRESIDENT, MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA, FORMER CBN GOVERNOR AND EMIR OF KANO, ALHAJI SANUSI LAMIDO AND OTHER DIGNATRIES JOINED THE...

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+ Njoku Macdonald Obinna Accra, Republic of Ghana It was a hive of activities on Sunday, August...

Joint Statement to Condemn Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

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We, Sierra Leone China Friendship Association (SilCHA), Sierra Leone China Foundation and Sino-Sierra Leone Alumni...

RULERS ALWAYS RUN TO THE IMF/WORLD BANK, BUT LEADERS BUILD THEIR ECONOMY

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo When will our rulers learn? If you owned a bank, would you loan...

THE DUMBER YOU ARE; THE MORE IMF/WORLD BANK SUPPORT YOU!

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo A close study of the relationship between the people that have been...

IMF COVID-19 Loans Took West African Governments Back to1980 Playbook

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Governments in West Africa planned “slashed and burned” their way out of...

Blending The IMF/ World Bank Substantial Finance Cleave In Sustainable Development

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo For the last two years, the world economy has been rocked by...

An Open Letter to Willam Fayia Sellu, Sierra Leone’s new Inspector General of Police

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By Jaime Yaya Barry  Dear IG Willam Fayia Sellu, Today, you take over the nation’s police leadership....

Sierra Leone Economy – Dominated by Non-Sierra Leoneans

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First published on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - Sierra Leone Live Ombudsman Francis Gabbidon has said...

All People’s Congress (APC)

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First published, October 27, 2002 - BBC LEAD-IN: Sierra Leone’s biggest opposition party in parliament, the All...

Leadership Development Pipelines In Sierra Leone? You Have To Be Kidding!

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo The image is powerful: a giant pipe with millions of leaders spewing...

A Village Struggling with its Lawless Laws

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By Jaime Yaya Barry The village of Thampèreh has, over the years, had a very toxic...

Why We Excuse The Shameless Politicians

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Shaming is an arrogant word. It is effort masquerading as a feat....

Country’s Leaders Are Hop to Commute Scoundrels

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo The Sierra Leonean republic is saddled with a madness that, if not...

Huge Theft At Fawaz Group of Companies

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo The Criminal Investigation Department of the Sierra Leone Police Force and the...

A letter to The Speaker Of Parliament of Sierra Leone

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31c Leicester, Western Urban, Freetown. 11th July 2022. To The Speaker Of Parliament Parliament Of Sierra Leone Towerhill Freetown.  Dear Hon. Speaker...

Cost of Living Drives Up Hunger and Poverty, IMF Must Abandon Demand for Austerity

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Eighty-Seven (87) per cent of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) COVID-19 loans...

Changing the laws will not change you. Change yourself before changing the laws.

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By Jaime Yaya Barry Imagine spending so much time and resources on changing electoral laws to...

Don’t Push The People Too Hard On The Wall and On All Fronts

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By Saikujohn Barrie The utilization of the Sierra Leone Police to silence and intimidate the suffering...

9 Sierra Leonean intending Pilgrims repatriated

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A total of 9 intending pilgrims from Sierra Leone who were part of the third...

Director of Traffic Management and Road Safety (TMRS) Cautioned DTOs

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Police Headquarters George Street, Freetown Tuesday 12 July 2022:- Director of Traffic Management and Road Safety...

Eidul Adha Message from His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Ibrahim Jalloh to Sierra Leonean Pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia

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By Abubakarr Bah, Information Attaché, Saudi Arabia Mina, July 9 2022- The Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to...

941 Pilgrims from Sierra Leone performing this year’s Hajj, the highest in decades

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Mina, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, July 9 2022 A total of 941 pilgrims from Sierra Leone are...

Amid Rising Costs, an Electricity Tariff Hike Is Inevitable

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo An increase in electricity tariffs in Sierra Leone is presently inevitable as...

The Imposter Father of Democracy in Thampèreh

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By Jaime Yaya Barry For far too long, stories about the birth father of Thampèreh’s democracy...

After late Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Do We Have Servant Leaders in Sierra Leone? Count The Cost

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Servant leadership: According to John Ballard, PhD. servant leadership is the second most...

Everyone Should Be Given The Opportunity to Register To Vote

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By Saikujohn Barrie Electoral Commission Sierra Leone, has the sole authority with the constitutional mandate to...

SLPP, what do you want?

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Today, I want to speak directly with members and supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s...

IMF SURCHARGES ARE PUNISHING SIERRA LEONE

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides a global public good when it...

FUEL SUBTERFUGE, WILL GOVERNMENT SUCCUMB?

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By Mahmoud Tim Kargbo. The government of Sierra Leone slashed fuel levies to bring the pump...

Leadership Crisis: Social Positions of Trust and the Decline of Trust in Sierra Leone?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo Trust in government today is almost non-existent. No sector received a passing...

In These Walls Around Us.

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In These Walls Around Us. A Poem by Jaime Yaya Barry Thampèreh. Hot Day, Sirens but Guns Operations, Support,...

Flat, Self-Managed and Fun: Are We Positioning Government For Mediocrity in Sierra Leone?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo More is expected from the workplace than ever before. The Government of...

Bring Your Palm Twigs and Ropes; Thampèreh Needs a Broom.

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By Jaime Yaya Barry Times are challenging in Thampèreh, and there’s no sign of them getting...

“THAT’s ON ME”. WHY IS ACCOUNTABILITY JUST FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE IN SIERRA LEONE?

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By Mahmud Tim Kargbo One of the indicators of the quality of democratic leadership is how...

BIO LED SLPP PAOPA REGIME HAVE TAKEN OFF THEIR MASKS

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First published November 4, 2021. The party is over. A celebration that began with the election...

How President Bio Makes The Case Against Corruption

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He may have some very harsh words for alleged corrupt contract deals from the previous...

Who will be the Farmer and Healer of Thampèreh?

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By Jaime Yaya Barry Painters have ruled the village of Thampèreh for the most part, and...

Is Maada Bio’s Presidency Especially Bad?

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It didn’t take long for the political honeymoon to end. Ernest Bai Koroma, the self-styled...

Thampèreh, The Rains Are Here. Are you Prepared?

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The rainy season is here, and like most years, the village is expected to have...

INTEGRITY AND LEADERSHIP in SIERRA LEONE: YOUR ASSESSMENT

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Integrity Header-Andre IN EARLY 13th CENTURY FRANCE, Paris and the lands under the king's direct...

The hurtful lies

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I don’t want to talk today about the village of Thampèreh and its many problems....

SIERRA LEONE LEADERS AND MISLEADERS: Time For Some Straight Talking

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Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. –Duc de la Rochefoucauld Leadership models can be very...

What do young people in Sierra Leone need from the free quality education to survive

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Youth development in Sierra Leone has traditionally been viewed as a parallel (and separate) track...

Fake Degrees and the Future of the Free Quality Education Program

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The free education program launched by Thampèreh’s current Painter is already failing, and, sadly, the...

The Free Quality Education Program and Thampèreh’s Economy

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Thampèreh rushed its Free Quality Education program. Its immediate rollout and implementation caused a massive...

Blacka and Thampèreh’s Mad People Syndrome

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Let’s face it. Everyone is mad in Thampèreh. It sounds funny, but it’s true. The...

61 YEARS of SIERRA LEONE INDEPENDENCE – NO FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR THE MAJORITY

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When we celebrate Independence Day every year on the 27th of April, we must not...

Happy In Dependence Day Thampèreh

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The Land of Thampèreh has been in dependence for as long as the ancestors can...

The Hunting Book of Thampèreh’s Paint Collector and the Angal-Heyrsa virus

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During some unknown moon circles ago, the village of Thampèreh was cursed with the Angal-Heyrsa...

Bockarie Kargbo: Sierra Leone Actor and Commercial Model

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrzq6Ubig3I Bockarie Kargbo is a 29-year-old Fashion, Commercial Model and Actor from Bo Town Sierra Leone...

DOES YOUR COMPANY FAKE CARING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY?

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A few months ago, I caught up with a CEO from a midsize firm for...

The WW2 airman from Sierra Leone

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Johnny Smythe was one of very few West Africans to fly with Britain's airforce during...

The Painter and his muddy feet

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Many considered the current Painter of Thampèreh, a crusader. Others see him as a man...

The PhD Buyers and Their Hunt For Thampèreh’s Resources

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The PhD Buyers had red and black robes. Their hats were twice the size of...

Let’s talk about bread-and-butter issues.

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In Sierra Leone, whenever the country gets badly hit by hardship and an enormous lack...

Thampèreh’s light and fuel crisis, who led the blackout?

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Headaches, nausea, lack of sleep, excessive fatigue, were among the dozens of cases reported at...

THE BURDEN OF SIERRA LEONE TAX INFLATION AND PUBLIC DEBT

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A few months back, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Sierra Leone increased to 366.30...

THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN SHORT TERM NEEDS AND HOW TO BUILD A CAPABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE BIO LED GOVERNMENT

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The need to build a capable and accountable Sierra Leone under the current Bio led...

WHY SIERRA LEONE ECONOMY FAILED TO BUILD RESILIENCE TO MANAGE EXTERNAL SHOCKS

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Why did Sierra Leone's economy fail to manage external shocks? More specifically why did President...

REGULATION IS HOLDING BACK ECONOMIC GROWTH and here’s What We Can Do about It

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by Mahmud Tim Kargbo In the years following the financial crisis, international regulatory measures have increased...