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Dozens of detainees at risk of death in shipping containers in South Sudan

Dozens of detainees at risk of death in shipping containers in South Sudan

Amnesty Dozens of detainees held in dire conditions in poorly ventilated metal shipping containers, fed only once or twice a week and given insufficient drinking water are at risk of death, warned Amnesty International today.   According to information obtained by the organization, these conditions have …

Kenya closure of world’s biggest refugee camp will put lives at risk

Kenya closure of world’s biggest refugee camp will put lives at risk

Amnesty Kenyan government’s decision to close down two large refugee camps, including the world’s biggest at Dadaab, is likely to put thousands of innocent lives at risk, said Amnesty International today. “This reckless decision by the Kenyan government is an abdication of its duty to …

Seminar on China’s Economic Development Practices for Sierra Leone ends in Beijing

Seminar on China’s Economic Development Practices for Sierra Leone ends in Beijing

John Baimba Sesay, Information Attache, China Speaking at the closing session held at the Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO), Sierra Leone’s Deputy Ambassador to China, Mrs. Kumba Alice Momoh called on participants to build their own judgments, based on lessons learned and experience gained …

Envoy Kumba Momoh urges Media Officers/Practitioners   to “learn, innovate and contribute to development”

Envoy Kumba Momoh urges Media Officers/Practitioners to “learn, innovate and contribute to development”

John Baimba Sesay, Press/Information Attaché, China Deputy Chief of Mission/Acting Ambassador at Sierra Leone’s Embassy in the People’s Republic of China has entreated media practitioners to “continue to learn, innovate and above all, contribute to our country’s development.”   Madam Kumba Alice Momoh spoke on Monday, …

Envoy Kadijatu Bassir Assures Of Continued Strategic Partnership with China

Envoy Kadijatu Bassir Assures Of Continued Strategic Partnership with China

John Baimba Sesay, Press/Information Attaché, China  Sierra Leone’s top envoy, Director-General and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said, reflecting on the current strength and surge in the relationship between Sierra Leone and China, her country is hopeful “this strategic partnership would …

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Six Months

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Six Months

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended the designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional six months. Although there have been significant improvements in the conditions in all three countries since their designations for TPS in …

DRC: Sentencing of youth activists part of growing crackdown on independent voices

DRC: Sentencing of youth activists part of growing crackdown on independent voices

Amnesty International The sentencing of six Congolese youth activists to two years in jail on 24 February is a clear sign of the growing assault on independent voices and civil society, and brings into further question the independence of the justice system in the DRC, …