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Dozens Of Soweis Handed In Their Razors For A New Life

Today in Port Loko, dozens of FGM cutters, known locally as Soweis, handed in their razors for a new life. For the first time in the country dozens of girls were initiated into the Bondo Society without being circumcised. BONDO WITHOUT BLOOD, is how prominent lawyer and activist, Yasmin Jusu-sheriff …

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SL Mining License CANCELLED

Breaking News: Sierra Leone has cancelled the mining license of the iron ore miner, SL Mining. Mines minister Foday Rado Yokie told me it’s due to the company’s “noncompliance with their mining agreement”. It follows a long drawn-out and sometimes acrimonious disagreeing between the two over allegations of breaches of …

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Cut Off Between Freetown And The Southeast

Most of the southeast of Sierra Leone has been cut off from the country’s capital, Freetown after the collapse of a bridge in Gbaima Songa on the Bo highway. It followed a heavy downpour last night into this morning. Hundreds of people from especially Bo and Kenema are already stranded …

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The 54-year-old Criminal & Seditious Libel Law Is Almost GONE

The law was passed in 1965 clearly to suppress press freedom. It allows for pre-trial detention & under it truth is not a defence. Successive leaders since the 1990s promised and failed to repeal the law which journalists say is obnoxious, retrograde and bad for democracy.— Umaru Fofana (@UmaruFofana) September …

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Over 90% Of Students Who Took WASSCE In Sierra Leone Failed

Urgent need for a National Conference on education. We don’t need a band-aid let alone a bandage. We don’t need a placebo either. We need proper diagnosis and treatment of our crumbling education sector. Let’s meet as a nation. We have some bright brains here and abroad. Let them lead …

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