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Thousands unite to end maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

The rain came down like iron rods for hours. Not an auspicious start for the launch of Amnesty International’s campaign to end maternal mortality in Sierra Leone. However, by early afternoon, the sun was beginning to peep through the dark … Continue reading

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Understanding the problems of Sierra Leone’s healthcare system

Amnesty International Secretary General, Irene Khan, visited Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in Freetown on Sunday to understand the problems the Sierra Leone healthcare system faces in fighting death during childbirth.

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Yaya Dampha – a Gambian journalist in Sweden

We had a meeting with official of the Swedish foreign ministry on the 22 July. About 15 Gambians in Stockholm participated in our journey to the foreign ministry. I and three other Gambians were allowed in to meet Madam Karin … Continue reading

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Well attended press conference on Gambia in Nigeria

The press conference in Abuja was held at the premises of the National Human Rights Commission and was well attended by Civil Society members and journalists. The delegation was represented by me (Amnesty International), Ndey Tapha Sosseh (Gambia Press Union) … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights – Solidarity across borders

Amnesty International went yesterday today to a public hearing of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in La Paz, Bolivia  with 400 people from a range of human rights, campesino and Indigenous organizations and social movements. They went to hear … Continue reading

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