“He who underestimates his enemy is sure to be caught by him”-Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Abdul MomsonFatorma, the Chief Executive of the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) will face Parliament on Thursday, February 9, 2017 on a probable “contempt of Parliament” charge. Fatorma is a 32 year old Sierra Leonean permanently residentin London; hiscompany was registered as a “Private Limited Company”inEngland on the 2nd of June, 2016.
Donald Trump in the White House, the most powerful position in the world, is an alarming prospect.
His proposals and actions since his election are unprecedented and frightening. Never before have we seen a president-elect trying to assume power even before taking the oath of office and doing so in a manner that is totally unfit for the job. He has already failed his key supporters, White working class voters and his party. This is to be expected from the most unqualified president-elect who has appointed an equally unqualified cabinet. His election poses serious challenges but stakeholders must not give up hope though, the struggle must continue.
What is happening to the Report of the 80 - member Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) which President Ernest Bai Koroma officially launched on 30th July, 2013, to review the existing 1991 Republican Constitution? The Committee first completed its work on 12th October, 2016.
"We (the Constitutional Review Committee) have completed our work, the mandate to REVIEW the 1991 Republican Constitution and not to WRITE A NEW CONSTITUTION. The whole exercise, from what we have been hearing, the people are satisfied that we have done a good job and we do recognise that fact. Posterity will judge us kindly," said Chairman of the 80-man CRC Honourable Justice (R) Edmond Cowan during an interview with this Writer Wednesday October 26, 2016.
Recent disturbing events in the internal affairs of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the SLPP, culminating two days ago in the alleged shooting of a party supporter outside the High Court in Freetown, continue to threaten the party’s fragile existence
Many in Sierra Leone are now concluding that the violence and chaos witnessed in the SLPP, could have profound consequences for the country’s national security if the leaders of the party do not resolve their differences peacefully and quickly.