The Newsmakers

Focus on Sierra Leone: Former child soldier recounts past experiences

After being traumatised by a civil war in their own country. Sierra Leone's child soldiers were recruited by private security companies to fight in Iraq. A report by a Danish academic says Sierra Leone's government used the process as an employment scheme. But as Caitlin McGee reports from Freetown, the security company only targeted Sierra Leone after it was barred from operating in Liberia.

Focus on Sierra Leone: Mudslide left hundreds of people homeless

Focus on Sierra Leone: Mudslide left hundreds of people homeless

Sierra Leone Education: Pregnant girls get special government schools

Sierra Leone Education: Pregnant girls get special government schools

Sierra Leone Elections: Voting under way in Sierra Leone to choose a new leader

Sierra Leone Elections: Voting under way in Sierra Leone to choose a new leader

Sierra Leone Peace Diamond: Villagers' long wait for funds from sale of gem

Sierra Leone Peace Diamond: Villagers' long wait for funds from sale of gem

What impact will ChatGPT have?

What impact will ChatGPT have?

Our experience with ChatGPT

Our experience with ChatGPT

Is a decline in human trafficking good news?

Is a decline in human trafficking good news?

How are the world's biggest fashion brands exploiting millions in Bangladesh?

How are the world's biggest fashion brands exploiting millions in Bangladesh?

What is the real cost of redeveloping Dharavi?

What is the real cost of redeveloping Dharavi?

How far-reaching is the  European Parliament corruption scandal?

How far-reaching is the European Parliament corruption scandal?

How will Europe cope with the latest strikes?

How will Europe cope with the latest strikes?

What has changed in Tunisia since the Arab Spring?

What has changed in Tunisia since the Arab Spring?

Is China expanding its military influence in South America?

Is China expanding its military influence in South America?

Why is Sweden allowing fueling of hatred?

Why is Sweden allowing fueling of hatred?

Could paying families 1 million yen to move solve Tokyo's overpopulation?

Could paying families 1 million yen to move solve Tokyo's overpopulation?

Why are several countries secretly helping Myanmar's military junta despite sanctions?

Why are several countries secretly helping Myanmar's military junta despite sanctions?

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