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Christiana Thorpe Needs Our Total Support

Christiana Thorpe Needs Our Total Support

A controversial chieftaincy election has just been held in northern Sierra Leone. This is cause for serious concern because it’s precisely incidents (...)

| August 2006 | 340 views

Airline bomb plot

Airline bomb plot

"Planes, of course, have become weapons of choice for terrorists of many stripes over the years. In 2003 and 2004 there were a series of security alerts at (...)

| August 2006 | 246 views

Christiana Thorpe Should Assert Herself

Christiana Thorpe Should Assert Herself

"There is thus a perception that Miss Thorpe is losing the "command and control" of the electoral process and that she is merely now playing the role of (...)

| August 2006 | 383 views

Ghanaians and Patriotism

Ghanaians and Patriotism

Our Ottawa(Canada)correspondent, Kofi Akosa-Sarpong(photo), who recently spent six months in Ghana training Ghanaian journalists on human rights and (...)

| August 2006 | 494 views

Political parties and democracy in Nigeria

Political parties and democracy in Nigeria

"Nigerian parties have a wide range of techniques to eliminate people from party primaries, including the use of power by powerful ‘party (...)

| July 2006 | 431 views

Colonialists, Africa and China

Colonialists, Africa and China

Governments, research and policy centres, NGOs and the private sector are abuzz with speculation over China’s influence in Africa. The tone of much (...)

| July 2006 | 338 views

Open Letter to President Kabbah on Yenga

Open Letter to President Kabbah on Yenga

"May I take the liberty to draw to your attention to one of your speeches in which you said that our security forces were sufficiently trained and have (...)

| July 2006 | 378 views

It's not Over Yet

It’s not Over Yet

"If the Appeals Chamber approves Mr. Norman’s appeals for the Kabbah subpoena and Carpenter’s appearance, and if Gen. Mohamed is able to travel (...)

| July 2006 | 314 views

SLPP Goes International

SLPP Goes International

Victor Reider(photo), the ruling SLPP’s National Pubicity Secretary gives a blow by blow account of a recent visit to Sierra Leone by some top (...)

| July 2006 | 290 views