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Sierra Leone Should Investigate Death Threats Against Africanist Press Staff

The following is a letter sent to Secretary of State, Anthony John Blinken requesting the United States government to remind the government of Sierra Leone of its obligation to investigate and address threats made Africanist Press staff and determine what steps the government has taken regarding the reported threats and cyber harassment of Africanist Press …

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Sierra Leone: Delays in Chancery Building trial may affect democratic competition in next year’s elections

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman About a dozen Sierra Leonean officials are due to arrive in New York early next week to inspect the Chancery Building of the Sierra Leone Mission. The building previously served as the headquarters of Sierra Leonean diplomats assigned to the United Nations in New York. …

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On the detention of Professor Sheikh Umarr Kamara

The Africanist Press publishes the following statement from the Lunsar Advocacy Group in the United States of America to express our solidarity in the ongoing defense of the rights of Professor Sheikh Umarr Conteh who is currently detained without charge in Sierra Leone. Read the full statement below: “Our lives begin to end the day …

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Emerging Epidemiological Models in the Fight Against Corona: Lessons for Sierra Leone and Africa

By Mohamed Gibril Sesay This is an argument for African countries, including Sierra Leone, given scare resources, to focus on the particularly vulnerable in efforts to do physical distancing and isolation as a means of flattening the coronavirus disease infection curve. The particularly vulnerable, given current epidemiological data, are people above 60 and those – …

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Covering the Corona Outbreak: Safety procedures for journalists

The COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus) is now present across every continent, excluding Antarctica, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) The WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 31, 2020; raised its global risk assessment from “high” to “very high” on February 28, and …

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Chile: Cuando el dedo no resiste al tapar un nuevo sol

Escrito por Michel Tapia Muchos años atrás desde el Chile post dictadura de Pinochet (1990) que diferentes actores esperábamos un estallido social producto de un sistema capitalista excesivo en el escenario mundial. Excesivo en súper explotación y concentración de la riqueza(salarios sin relación con el costo de vida mínimo, sostenido por endeudamiento  junto con altos …

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The Roots of the Chilean Uprising: Neoliberalism, Misery, and Repression

By: John Gonzales   For the past two weeks, Chileans have been protesting in the streets. The spark which ignited the protests started when the government increased the subway fare in Santiago by 30 pesos (or about 4 cents in U.S. dollars). High school students were the first to initiate the resistance, calling on people …

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Deportation Protection Extended One Year for Liberian Refugees in the US

In a suprising turn of events, President Trump released a presidential memorandum last week that  extends the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status for around 4,000 Liberian refugees who feared they would be deported at the end of the month. Although not a solution, the one-year extension will provide much needed relief for the community. This …

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