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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?

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Nigerian economist Tony Elumelu donates $500,000 to Sierra Leone

Tony Elumelu, chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation donated $500,000 to Sierra Leone following the mudslide disaster. The tragedy has drawn a huge show of support from across the African continent. Countries continue to donate their human and financial resources, and many Africans have taken to social media to bring news of the disaster to the fore when mainstream foreign media under-reported it. This is definitely how Africans should support each other during times of crisis.


Sierra Leone pastor unearths one of the world’s largest diamonds

A pastor in Sierra Leone has unearthed one of the world largest diamonds in the district of Kono. The uncut diamond weighing 706 carats is the biggest diamond to be found in more than four decades in this West African country. The president of the country assured the community, where the gem was discovered that proceeds from the sale will benefit the community, and country. In 2015, an 813 carat diamond was discovered in Botswana by Canadian company Lucara. The diamond shattered records, fetching a massive U.S.$63 million, the highest price ever achieved for a rough diamond.