Sierra Leone

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Solomon A. Dersso Despite their legal attributes, in functional terms many African states (constructs of the continent’s encounter with colonial rule) came into being without possessing the requisite qualities of statehood. Apart from their alienation from the lived political and socio-cultural ex...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 2nd, 2014
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By K.Y. Amoako We hear a lot these days about “Africa Rising” – and with good reason. The region is growing at a record rate, with six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies in the last decade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from a relatively small handful of states where conflict is affecting deve...
By IAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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There must be a way of stopping African conflict Adama Dieng Images of Charles Taylor being arrested and indicted in 2006 for his crimes in Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war were splashed over the front pages of global news sites. When he was convicted in 2012, the spectacle was widely broadcast around...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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By Debbie Ariyo The news that over 200 school children were last week abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group in North East Nigeria makes for depressing reading. Pupils sitting their end of school examinations were rounded up, packed in to vehicles and taken away after their school was invaded in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Apr 21st, 2014
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It’s time to move past overly simplistic arguments surrounding Catholics and condoms, and make an effort to understand the real and very complex contributions of faith-based health providers across Africa. For many years, analysts of international development and public health were “religion-blind.” ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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Western activism is causing more harm than good to a continent making LGBT people into scapegoats for colonialism. As an LGBT activist, I was always happy to see my picture in the paper. It showed that I was doing my job, getting attention for the cause I believed in—and, of course, getting some atte...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Jan 2nd, 2014
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The Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL), believe that Liberia’s future lies in establishing a solid foundation for justice. As we look towards 2014 and the years to come, let us make pursuing justice an integral component of peace and reconciliation. The year 2013 witnessed many significant develo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Jul 12th, 2013
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Poor women have been exploited at their most vulnerable time by a hospital that charged them $5 every time they screamed during child birth. The shocking discovery was made by a U.S. group that campaigns against corruption, as it released its annual Global Corruption Barometer. At the hospital in Zim...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cape Verde
May 8th, 2013
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By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa, according to a new report released Tuesday.Somalia, Congo, Mali, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic are the f...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 12th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — The United Nations Development Program has released its 2013 Human Development Index. Despite recent economic growth, Ethiopia is still near the bottom of the index. Ethiopia ranks 173 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index 2013, unveiled by the United Nations Development P...