Category Archives: Society

MAGE –Sierra Leone Meet to Empower Activists

Men’s Association for Gender Equality (MAGE) has commenced their introductory district entry meetings in the Western Urban to engage Community Actors, Stakeholders, Government Personnel and Government Line Institutions, which include the Family Support Unit, the Health Sector, Social Welfare, Court Personnel, Councillors and Members of Parliament. Abu Bakarr Sulaiman Tarawally was amongst the participants and he reports. The participants would

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Knitting Footholds with NASSIT

The National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) Pension Scheme, which has benefited government pensioners, over the years is not only serving ordinary retired citizens but also other Senior Government Pensioners like Members of Parliament, Judges, Teachers etc, who have come to the realization that contributing to a pension scheme is something they often do simply because they have to

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Rapists in Somaliland can no longer marry victims, could face 30 years in jail

Until early this week, Somaliland – a breakaway semi-autonomous region of Somalia – did not recognize rape as a crime, but that could soon change. This is despite the fact that Somalia does not have any legislation against sexual violence. Hitherto, rapists had two broad options in the region, they paid victims off or were forced to marry their victims.

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Ethiopia: Ban on foreign adoption

The Ethiopian parliament – House of People’s Representative (HPR) – has approved a law that bans foreign adoption. The lawmaking chamber held that the law which previously allowed foreign adoptions – articles 193 and 194 of the amended family proclamation No. 213/2000 – had in part facilitated crimes against children. Chairman of the parliament’s legal and administrative affairs standing committee,

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Eight refugees die in shipwreck off Libya

At least eight refugees have died and 86 others were rescued off the coast of Libya after a rubber dinghy ran into trouble in what is believed to be the first Mediterranean shipwreck of 2018. Italy‘s coastguard said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling operation spotted the dinghy on Saturday morning. Sergio Liardo, an Italian coastguard commander, told Italian state

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