From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 (...)

| August 2007 | 1000 views

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 | 782 views

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 | 845 views

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 | 669 views

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 | 675 views

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 | 521 views

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 | 449 views

Nigeria: Failed Elections, Failing State?

"INEC declared a landslide for Yar’Adua with 70 per cent of the votes, to 18 per cent for Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). That (...)

| May 2007 | 383 views