From the Editor’s Keyboard

The Mandate of the People Should be Sacrosanct

The Mandate of the People Should be Sacrosanct

Commentary By Abdulai Bayraytay, Deputy Editor. Sierra Leone recently set an unprecedented record by holding mostly violence-free elections in spite of (...)

| August 2007 | 801 views

Those Invalid Votes

Editorial The August 11 parliamentary and presidential elections have come and gone without any major incident. It has also been assessed as free and fair (...)

| August 2007 | 410 views

2007 Sierra Leone Elections: Let Democracy Thrive

2007 Sierra Leone Elections: Let Democracy Thrive

Commentary. By Abdulai Bayraytay,Vanguard Deputy Editor, on vacation in Pennsylvania, USA. The just concluded August polls in the West African nation of (...)

| August 2007 | 931 views

Sierra Leone: Security Worries

Sierra Leone: Security Worries

Commentary By Patrick Hassan-Morlai, Vanguard Correspondent, London, UK. Any form of violence risks marring the reputation of Sierra Leone’s (...)

| August 2007 | 710 views

In Bed with the Devil for Political Power.

In Bed with the Devil for Political Power.

"So, in spite of the honest admission by the Sierra Leone Police that it is not well-equipped to provide security for the August polls, the international (...)

| July 2007 | 773 views

Sierra Leone Elections: A Plea For Calm

Sierra Leone Elections: A Plea For Calm

"The ordinary Sierra Leonean has suffered for too long. The campaign period should be used by political aspirants to think of how and what they will do (...)

| July 2007 | 598 views

Sierra Leone: Indigent Hosts and Tainted Donors

Sierra Leone: Indigent Hosts and Tainted Donors

"All said and and done, with the commitment shown so far by the wider spectrum of civil society groups first by insisting on elections in 1996 that chased (...)

| June 2007 | 611 views

The President did not say the truth

The President did not say the truth

We think president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone veered away from the truth when he said recently in parliament:"It is also noteworthy that during our (...)

| June 2007 | 430 views

Freedom of information in Kenya

Freedom of information in Kenya

The right to information underpins and is the cornerstone of all other human rights. Priscilla Nyokabi assesses the newly proposed Freedom of Information (...)

| June 2007 | 368 views