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Is corruption worse than prostitution in Sierra Leone?

By Mohamed Iglesias Fofanah

The Australian writer and journalist Karl Kraus once said: "Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country."

The word corruption is derived from a Latin word “corruptus”, which means to break or destroy. Literally, corruption means to break away or depart from morality, ethics and civic virtues. Further explanation of each of these words will give us better understanding and insight.

Is corruption worse than prostitution in Sierra Leone?

By Mohamed Iglesias Fofanah

The Australian writer and journalist Karl Kraus once said: "Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country."

The word corruption is derived from a Latin word “corruptus”, which means to break or destroy. Literally, corruption means to break away or depart from morality, ethics and civic virtues. Further explanation of each of these words will give us better understanding and insight.

World Press Freedom Day 2016 speech

By Kelvin Lewis, President SLAJ

My fellow colleagues, it is that time of the year again when we come together to reflect on the dangers and opportunities in practicing our noble profession.

25 years ago today 3 May 1991, African journalists gathered in Windhoek, Namibia and developed a landmark declaration on an Independent and Pluralistic African Press.

The Obama initiative and powering the rural poor

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By Franklyn Kanyako, PhD

Africa is currently home to the youngest population in the world and this is projected to double by 2045, according to experts. Poverty is still a problem, but not the poverty you are thinking of - I am referring to energy poverty.

"Invest Sierra Leone" returns

Invest Sierra Leone, the only annual forum dedicated to encouraging investment into the country, returns on 5 May 2016, according to a statement from the communications person, Memuna Forna.

Endorsed by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), the forum is a not-for-profit collaboration between Freetown Insight magazine - Sierra Leone’s only business and investment journal - and leading global law firm - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

Bad road causes misery for Red Pump residents

By Usman Kamara 

The deplorable condition of the Red Pump Road which is bumpy, stony, dusty and full of gaping pot holes continues to be the source of misery for its residents. They are incessantly charged high transport fares by the few motorists who ply the route that is avoided by most of the commercial transport vehicles as it is viewed to be of high risk to the cars and motor bikes.

Motorists especially bike riders often charge exorbitantly as an indemnity for any damage the road may cause to their vehicles.

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