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Elections cannot ignore women’s crisis in Burkina Faso

Elections cannot ignore women’s crisis in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso must urgently tackle the nationwide crisis where forced and early marriage, unwanted pregnancy and lacking sex education reduce hundreds of thousands of girls and women to second class citizens, said Amnesty International today.   Amnesty International is today launching the My Body My Rights …

Sierra Leoneans be Aware of Religious Fanatics Infiltrators in the Country

Sierra Leoneans be Aware of Religious Fanatics Infiltrators in the Country

By Tony Bee, Sydney, Australia Sierra Leoneans, regardless of where you are in the world. Please if you really have real true and honest love for your motherland, be aware of religious fanatics and dogmatics’ infiltrators in the country. We should put aside all our …

President Biya of Cameroon must end six-month illegal detention of 84 children held following Quranic school raid

President Biya of Cameroon must end six-month illegal detention of 84 children held following Quranic school raid

Amnesty International Cameroonian authorities must immediately end the six-month illegal detention of 84 children – some as young as five years-old – who were rounded up during a raid on Quranic schools in the far north of the country, Amnesty International said today.   On 20 December …

Inspector General Addresses Public Concerns on Policing

Inspector General Addresses Public Concerns on Policing

SLP Communications Unit Inspector General of Police Francis Alieu Munu on Tuesday 19th May addressed the Press on the various issues that the Sierra Leone Police faces and how the force continues to walk the fine line of keeping the confidence of the public while …

A Show of Maturity and Display of Humility

A Show of Maturity and Display of Humility

Titus Boye-Thompson, Strategic Media & Development Communications Unit Discordance and discontent are breeding grounds for dissent and fertile soil for political mavericks to fester. The concerns of ordinary people in any sphere of life are better addressed when those from whom they ask for answers …

USA Freedom Act should spur complete surveillance overhaul

USA Freedom Act should spur complete surveillance overhaul

Amnesty International Passage of the USA Freedom Act has to be the beginning, not the end of real surveillance reform, Amnesty International said today, as the bill passed a House of Representatives vote.   The act attempts to end indiscriminate bulk collection of phone call records …

126,000 People to Benefit from Cash Grants through New Social Safety Net Program in Sierra Leone

126,000 People to Benefit from Cash Grants through New Social Safety Net Program in Sierra Leone

Press Release The Government of Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the World Bank and UNICEF, launched today a new Social Safety Net program that will provide regular cash transfers to 21,000 extremely poor households, benefiting 126,000 people, including children, Ebola survivors, and other vulnerable people. …