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Sierra Leone: Pres Julius Bio leads anti-corruption drive
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Politics and Society Sierra Leone: Pres Julius Bio leads anti-corruption drive

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is fervently leading the country’s anti-corruption drive. Bio launched three Commissions of Inquiry, investigating malpractice in the government between 2000 to 2018 when former President Ernest Bai Koroma was in office. Bio pledged to support the Anti Corruption Commission, giving assurances that it will operate independently.

Why Girls should tell their stories
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Lifestyle Why Girls should tell their stories

What happens when a girl experiences sexual abuse or violence in the name of culture? What happens when a girl is forced to leave her village to work in the informal, unregulated sector to raise money to pay her school fees? What would it take to end violence, sexual assault harassment, and discrimination against girls?

Weah Bangura: Sierra Leonean model with albinism who’s rocking Sydney’s runway
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Lifestyle Weah Bangura: Sierra Leonean model with albinism who’s rocking Sydney’s runway

In commemoration of Albinism Awareness Day we get to meet Weah Bangura, a Sierra Leonean model with albinism whose encouragement from his mom has pushed him to believe in himself. Bangura walked on the runway during the Australian Fashion Week. His success brings more awareness that those with albinism are human just like every human being.