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Uganda Perpetrators of Series of Attacks Enjoy Impunity

Amnesty The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organizations and human rights defenders and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said today in a letter to the police inspector general. …

Killing spree of people with albinism fuelled by ritual practices and policing failures in Malawi

Killing spree of people with albinism fuelled by ritual practices and policing failures in Malawi

Amnesty A surge in killings of people with albinism, whose body parts are used in ritual practices, has exposed a systematic failure of policing in Malawi and left this vulnerable group living in fear, Amnesty International reveals in a new report published today. The report, …

No Country Can Develop In Isolation

No Country Can Develop In Isolation

By John Baimba Sesay Sierra Leone’s Press Attaché to China has said, the present global era is one of mutual development through collective and concerted efforts of nations, given the reality that “no country can develop in isolation.”   John Baimba Sesay spoke on Saturday, 4th …

Sierra Leone grants preliminary Permit to Stellar Diamonds Tongo mine

Sierra Leone grants preliminary Permit to Stellar Diamonds Tongo mine

Shares in West Africa-focused Stellar Diamonds (LON:STEL) soared more than 20% to 7.85p Tuesday after the company said the Sierra Leone Minerals Advisory Board had “verbally” approved a mining license for its 100% owned Tongo project. According to a preliminary economic assessment, Tongo has the …

Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for West Africa

West Africa urged to Better Prepare to Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks

VOA The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa says West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Matshidiso Moeti says Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are now able to respond more quickly to emergencies because …

We Can’t Afford to Derail Our Gains!

We Can’t Afford to Derail Our Gains!

John Baimba Sesay-CHINA We all should have the moral duty to speak out and condemn the apparent desire on the part of a selected few to seek political power by means of violence and killings. Our duty to speak out comes from the fact that …

Landmark decision brings justice for tens of thousands of victims on Hissene Habre’s verdict

Landmark decision brings justice for tens of thousands of victims on Hissene Habre’s verdict

Amnesty Today’s judgment convicting former Chadian president Hissène Habré marks a significant moment for international justice and a huge relief for the tens of thousands of victims who have waited for this day for over 25 years, said  Amnesty International. Following a trial which began …