From the Editor’s Keyboard

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 | 368 views

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 | 511 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 | 898 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 | 663 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 | 541 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 | 692 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 | 434 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 | 458 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 | 415 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 | 515 views