Irish Times Article by Sierra Leone Scholarship Student studying in UCD

Aminata Seilloh Conteh, who is currently studying in UCD, under the Irish Aid Scholarship scheme was interviewed for the “New To The Parish” series and published in the Irish Times on 8th September 2021. Click on the following link to read the article.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/new-to-the-parish/there-were-times-i-went-a-week-and-didn-t-speak-with-another-human-being-1.4661112?mode=amp

Sierra Leone Parliament repealing death penalty

Umaru Fofana (@UmaruFofana) tweeted at 1:01 PM on Fri, Jul 23, 2021:
#SierraLeone’s parliament has just repealed the death penalty. The first clause of the piece of legislation which expressly expunges capital punishment has just been unanimously approved by the House. Rest of the bill is being debated.
(https://twitter.com/UmaruFofana/status/1418541826617843717?s=03

Interesting article

The following interesting article was sent to me by Jim Owens, a founder member of SLIP. It is a blog written by Helen Fallon, Deputy University Librarian, Maynooth University and deals with aspects of Sierra Leone and the slave trade.

It’s on the Russell LIbrary blog at

bit.ly/3jveEzC

TACUGAMA CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY

Good news for the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary which is situated just outside Freetown. In partnership with the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation it has been awarded a three year project from the European Commission to co-manage and safeguard the Outamba Kilimi National park. Further information is available at:

https://twitter.com/Tacugama/status/1408638188978061312?s=1005