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Founder of the cancer advocacy organization: Rowaca Cancer Group

  • Ethiopian Herald: AU to Set Up an African CDC

    Dr. Harakeye, who emphasized the importance of mobilizing the private sector and other partners for the Centre’s operation, added that supports have already been obtained from the US and China CDCs, and other partners including WHO.

    “With Ebola, Africa was not prepared, the billions spent to control Ebola outbreak could have been spent for prevention if the preparedness plan was there,” she said.

  • Somalia: Top Al Shabaab Figure Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

    A top Al Shabaab figure is reported to have been killed by suspected US drone strike in Gedo region of Somalia. According to VOA Somali service Adan Garar vehicle was targeted by drone between Dinsor and Bardere city. Garar is… Read More ›

  • Poor public Appraisal over APC’s Sam-Sumana expulsion

    The NAC, according to the press release, unanimously decided to expel the vice president from the party pursuant to Article 8 of the 1995 Constitution of the party for anti-party activity, fermenting violence, deceit, false statement amounting to fraud, inciting hate, threatening the personal security of key party functionaries, flouting of rulings and decisions of the party, carrying out anti-party propaganda, and engaging in activities inconsistent with the achievements of the party’s objectives.

  • CSW : Gender-based violence must be stopped

    “Boys exposed to violence are three times more likely to use violence against their partner,” she said, noting that the effects of violence against women are felt from generation to generation. “We cannot change social behaviour in societies where overall attitudes and culture don’t change.”

  • Deputy Health Minister Interacts School Authorities, Parents and Pupils ahead of the re-opening of Schools

    Addressing Principal, Staff, Parents, Pupils and Teachers of the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Freetown about plans put in place by the Ministry of Health, Transport and Aviation, Education, Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Local Government Water Resources… Read More ›

  • Social Welfare Minister Hon. Moijueh Kai-Kai addresses CSW Session at UN

    We are a state party to the CEDAW and have so far fulfilled our reporting obligation by submitting six (6) periodic reports to the CEDAW Committee;
    We have adopted a National Action Plan on UN Security Council resolutions 1325 and 1820 as a show of commitment to address the impact of war on women, encourage women’s contribution to conflict resolution and sustainable peace, as well as to address the issue of Gender Based Violence; and
    We have updated our reports to the African Union on the AU Heads of State Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa.

  • CDF Commander Granted Conditional Early Release

    The Trial Chamber found Allieu Kondewa guilty on Count 2 (murder, a war crime), Count 4 (cruel treatment, a war crime), Count 5 (pillage, a war crime), Count 7 (collective punishments, a war crime), and Count 8 (conscription, enlistment or use of child soldiers, an other serious violation of international humanitarian law). The Judges acquitted him on Count 1 (murder, a crime against humanity), Count 3 (inhumane acts, a crime against humanity) and Count 6 (Acts of terrorism, a war crime) The Appeals Chamber overturned his conviction on Count 7 (collective punishments), and Count 8 (child soldiers), but entered new convictions on Count 1 (murder) and Count 3 (inhumane acts) after overturning the Trial Chamber's ruling that the Prosecution had not proved the necessary elements to secure a conviction for crimes against humanity. The Appeals Chamber also increased his sentence to 20 years, after ruling that fighting on the side of the government could not be used as a factor in mitigating sentence.

    RSCSL President Justice Philip Nyamu Waki has granted an application by convicted former Civil Defence Forces Director of War Moinina Fofana for Conditional Early Release, but only after Fofana has served six more months in prison. During these six months,… Read More ›