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(Jun 24, 2020) News - Highlights
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FGM: Initiators Target Child Rights Anti Bondo Society

Mariama Binta Sesay

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM), which is popularly known as the Bondo society has been a tradition in Sierra Leone since the days of our forefathers and it was a taboo for men and those who have not entered it to openly discuss it until recently, when Human rights activists and Women’s Groups decided to nip in the bud and stop this age-old practice, but it is yielding no dividend as the initiators look at it as a trade that brings much respect to the initiators.

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‘We failed to reach Europe – now our families disown us’

Most of the West African migrants who fail to reach Europe eventually return to their own countries, but it can be a bitter homecoming. In Sierra Leone, returnees are often rejected by relatives and friends. They're seen as failures, and many stole from their families to pay for their journey. Some readers will find this story disturbing.

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Family Disowns Son for being Gay in Sierra Leone

Osman Sesay

The increasing reports of isolated physical attacks on persons found to be gay seem to have no end in sight as the recent case of Osman Sesay and his male partner John Kamara indicates.

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PEN OF THE VOICELESS

“Let me commend the organizers for doing a great job.” “Thankfully, President Ernest Bai Koroma has laid the foundation exemplifying a good leadership. He has created the platform in promoting democratic good governance...

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