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Sierra Leone declares emergency over rape and sexual assault
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:05:56 PM »
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Sierra Leone declares emergency over rape and sexual assault

Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency over sexual and gender-based violence after recorded cases of rape and assault doubled over the last year.

President Julius Maada Bio announced the emergency on Thursday amid a public outcry over the issue, triggered by a series of high-profile attacks.

Mr Bio said attacks on minors - which account for a third of all cases - would be punished with a life sentence.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47169729


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