Chinese trawlers’ illegal overfishing starving Sierra Leone locals

Insights 02/11/22, 18:11

Fisheries employ 500,000 of the West African nation's nearly 8 million people. The industry accounts for 12% of the economy and provides 80% of the population's protein consumption. But their catch is dwindling rapidly due to widespread overfishing, particularly by Chinese trawler crews. According to President Julius Maada Bio in 2018, ...

2nd African soccer executive asks for urgent meeting

Sports 02/10/19, 02:56

A second member of the Confederation of African Football's ruling executive committee has called for an urgent meeting, this time to restore order after sharp divisions were exposed at the top of the governing body.Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone wrote to her executive committee colleagues on Saturday to ask that ...

Sierra Leone president declares rape a national emergency

World 02/08/19, 09:48

Sierra Leone's president has declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence, saying perpetrators are getting younger and their acts more violent.In a keynote address on Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio said hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assault are reported each month in the West African nation ...

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