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Diamonds are Not Forever, But the Land Is

By Tommy TrenchardReprint |       , IPS Mabinti displays a papaya in the village of Makonkonde. Like many farmers in rural Sierra Leone, she struggles to get her fruit to the market. Credit: Tommy Trenchard/IPS FREETOWN , Jan 31 2013… Continue Reading →

SIERRA LEONE: Shifting tide on abortion law

 IRIN NEWS Africa English reports   http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=96907   FREETOWN, 27 November 2012 (IRIN) – The new government is responding positively to health workers and youth groups who have long called for a change in the 1861 law banning abortion except… Continue Reading →

World Court Struggles to Finish Mass Rape Cases #Vaw

By Amy Lieberman WeNews correspondent Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Leaders of the international tribunal for Sierra Leone–known for its focus on gender-based crimes–are struggling to keep it open through the appeals trial of Liberia’s Charles Taylor.   U.N. Women’s Michelle… Continue Reading →

Commemorate World Day Against the Death Penalty #mustshare

  The Advocates Post By Rosalyn Park | 10:20 am Our graphic design volunteer, Cuong Nguyen, and I pondered the scribbles on our notepads, stumped. We were charged with developing this year’s poster forWorld Day Against the Death Penalty. World Day on… Continue Reading →

UN adopts historic ‘land grab’ guidelines

In recent years large-scale acquisitions of farmland in developing countries have caused concern 11 May 2012 Last updated at 15:23 GMT,  BBC NEWS The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations. The voluntary rules call… Continue Reading →

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