All Stories in Opinion

Human Rights at risk in Eastern Africa amid ‘politics of demonization

Human Rights at risk in Eastern Africa amid ‘politics of demonization

Amnesty International With politics of demonization taking hold across the globe in 2016, East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, saw a rise in human rights violations resulting from growing authoritarianism and conflict, said Amnesty International today as it released its annual assessment of …

How can the Next French Presidential Election Modify France/Africa Relations?

How can the Next French Presidential Election Modify France/Africa Relations?

By Dr. Mehenou Amouzou From the slavery that lasted a little more than four centuries, to the colonization and independence tailored to sculptor African countries, Africa has supposedly passed from …

Broadening the Opportunities of Growth in Africa’s Partnership with China

Broadening the Opportunities of Growth in Africa’s Partnership with China

John Baimba Sesay-CHINA The year just ended (2016) saw the commencement of the 2015 Forum On China-Africa Cooperation outcomes, following the sixth 2015 (FOCAC) summit held in South Africa.  At …

Corporate Malfeasance: From Law to Action, the Local Content Agency Act 2016

Corporate Malfeasance: From Law to Action, the Local Content Agency Act 2016

By Sonkita Conteh, Director, Namati Sierra Leone Idrissa was disappointed. His village was promised jobs if they leased their land to the palm oil company. “The company told us that …

The Election Announcement and its Implications for Some APC Hopefuls, Will the Ministers Respect their President’s Agenda?

The Election Announcement and its Implications for Some APC Hopefuls, Will the Ministers Respect their President’s Agenda?

By Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray, Philadelphia Just as I finished watching the Champions league soccer match where the once mighty Barcelona football club was deservedly beaten by French outfit, Paris- Saint  …

A Unique Threat to Press Freedom in Sierra Leone: Your Intervention Urgently Required

A Unique Threat to Press Freedom in Sierra Leone: Your Intervention Urgently Required

By Alie Mozart Sesay, Acting Editor When in 1996 this newspaper, The Torchlight, was subjected to harassment and intimidation through an arbitrary action by the Parliament of Sierra Leone to …

The SLPP Flabearership Choice Dilemma, from the Frying Pan into the Fire?

The SLPP Flabearership Choice Dilemma, from the Frying Pan into the Fire?

By Tony Bee, Sydney Sometimes even one will want to sit down and keep quiet to watch how the political climate or weather in Sierra Leone is moving, especially between …

The Last Week in Politics can be Phenomenal for African Leaders

The Last Week in Politics can be Phenomenal for African Leaders

By Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray, Philadelphia The last week in world politics  can be  phenomenal; it normally heralds true reflections of your past deeds, legacies and the loss of some your …

New Year, is it a Time of Reflection or New Resolution?

New Year, is it a Time of Reflection or New Resolution?

By Tony Bee, Sydney, Australia New Year to me, it is a time to look back at both what we have done throughout the twelve (12) months and also the …

President Koroma Stands Ready to Make Tough Decisions

President Koroma Stands Ready to Make Tough Decisions

Titus Boye-Thompson, Communications Expert When President Ernest Bai Koroma announced in Makeni that he was prepared to make the tough decisions that would secure his legacy and the future of …