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SUNS # 9175 Friday 7 August 2020

United Nations : Barbados signs agreement to host UNCTAD 15. (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The government of Barbados on Wednesday signed the agreement to host the fifteenth quadrennial ministerial conference of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which is scheduled to be held from 25 to 30 April 2021 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Sierra Leone : Why everyone is not celebrating the new media law (PRIV)
(IPS, Freetown)
Last week, Sierra Leone's parliament voted to repeal the country's 55- year-old libel law, which criminalized the publication of information that was deemed defamatory or seditious, and which had been used by successive governments to target and imprison media practitioners and silence dissenting views.

COVID-19 : Last mile teachers (PRIV)
(IPS, Kampala)
"It has gotten really tough for us," says James, a father in rural Liberia, of COVID-19 lockdown and school closures.

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