From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 | 446 views

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 | 677 views

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 owners’, party barons,

| July 2006 | 568 views

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 Western (...)

| July 2006 | 398 views

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 | 441 views

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 to Freetown (...)

| July 2006 | 376 views

Vice President Solomon Berewa Reacts to PMDC Petition

"That since the only requirement for being Leader of a Political Party is to be “qualified to be elected as a Member of Parliament” I can properly hold the (...)

| July 2006 | 395 views

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 officials of (...)

| July 2006 | 354 views

The Wheel Turns Full Circle (Parts 2 and 3)

We offer this space this week to Freetown editor Olu Gordon(photo) as he narrates his conversation with the famous student leader Hindolo Sumanguru Trye (...)

| June 2006 | 418 views

SLPP was the Lone Debate Dodger

"The impression about the SLPP is, simply, that the party does not care what the nation thinks about it, so long as it is in charge. SLPP refuses to reckon (...)

| June 2006 | 423 views