PROTESTERS ON THE STREETS ON MONDAY 22, 2020 IN SIERRA LEONE
Police in Sierra Leone briefly detained scores of people after hundreds of campaigners took to the streets on Monday in protest against sexual and gender-based violence.
The protest was organized by campaigners calling for justice over the latest in a string of rape cases – a five-year old girl who died as a result of injuries she sustained after she was raped.
A post-mortem report indicates that she died on June 17 after she was raped multiple times.
The suspect, who is said to be a relative of the victim, has been detained and police say he is under investigation, alongside a suspected accomplice.