Sierra Leone

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
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Jan 9th, 2014
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By TransConflict Whereas other countries have considered justice to be an essential component of peace and reconciliation, Liberia has totally disregarded the punishment of those who perpetrated atrocities during its 14-year civil war. By Lovetta Tugbeh The Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL) beli...
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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By Travis Lupick   On Liberian road trips, things will go their own way, which is not always the direction you’re headed. Travis Lupick There were 11 of us stumbling through the dark when we heard a woman cry for help. Everybody looked back at once. It was more a shout of panic as opposed [&hell...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cape Verde
Mar 28th, 2013
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Today President Obama welcomed President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House. The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared de...