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Guest Writer: The thoughts of a Sierra Leonean teenager

By Eunice Naffie Mustapha

In Sierra Leone, most women have the motivation and vision to take active part in governance and in the socio-economic advancement of the country. However, it is easily discernible that the amount of female participation in the job market needed to stimulate economic growth in the country is pretty minimal. The male/female labor force is grossly skewed and imbalance.

Report: DEVASTATING IMPACT OF SERVICE FAILURE ACROSS THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN FREETOWN


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DEVASTATING IMPACT OF SERVICE FAILURE ACROSS THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN FREETOWN

We in the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), have discovered that the failure in service provision, implementation of misguided health policies, plans and projects and above all corruption, have had a devastating impact on the health care sector in Freetown.

How Sierra Leone is cooking with the environment

By Mohamed Jaward Nyallay

It is common knowledge among many that felling trees for wood and charcoal destroys the environment. The government is expected to lead the country to a clean cooking energy source in the future but ironically it is one of the biggest users of wood and charcoal.

Most government-run kitchens in Sierra Leone use either firewood or charcoal; from military barracks, to hospitals to prisons.

According to Environmental Network News, every year Africa loses a forest cover equal to the size of Switzerland.

The Interview: Do terrorists represent Islam? We ask a Sierra Leonean Muslim scholar

By Kemo Cham

Last week the Office of National Security (ONS) convened the first national conference on the role of Islamic scholars in the fight against terrorism. This was part of the government’s four-pronged counter terrorism strategy, at the top of which is the prevention aspect.

With the global rise in terrorism attributed to Islamic fundamentalism, some counter-terrorist experts believe the best way to tackle the phenomenon is to include the moderate segment of the religion in the fight.

Bridging the gap between the media and judiciary in Sierra Leone

By Kemo Cham

In the small conference room in the offices of the civil society organization Campaign For Good Governance (CGG), a group of journalists were recently discussing their experiences covering the Sierra Leone judiciary. This is part of ongoing efforts to reform one of the world's most compromised justice systems.

CPJ gets UN accreditation

By Kemo Cham

After a lengthy waiting, the media rights group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has been granted a consultative status at the United Nations.

The move announced last week followed a tedious process that ended up in voting by the United Nations Economic Social Council (ECOSOC).

With this status CPJ, which is headquartered in New York, will be allowed to access UN bodies and processes, such as the Human Rights Council in Geneva, where accredited NGOs can deliver a counter-narrative to states.

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