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Sierra Leone Government vehemently denies Vice-President Sam Sumana’s claims about threats to his life

The Minister of Information and Communications, Mr. Alpha Sahid Kanu, and Outreach Coordinator of the Sierra Leone Government, Mr. Abdulai Bayraytay, dismissed Mr. Sumana’s fears, which Bayraytay described as “ludicrous”. They denied that troops were bent on harming the VP and stated that the soldiers were deployed to ensure effective quarantine measures around the vice president. “It is just the usual measures taken to ensure effective quarantine of Ebola suspects,” Mr. Bayraytay said.

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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.”