South America News


Ahead of WAFU Zone ‘A’ Women’s Tourney, Bangura Becomes the New Captain for Sierra Leone’s Senior Women’s Team

The Technical team of Sierra Leone’s senior women’s team, 2023, nominated an FC Kallon midfielder, Sarah Bangura as the new captain of Sierra Queens. Bangura’s pronouncement was made as the team continued preparing for the second edition of the Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone ‘A’ Women’s Tournament. According to the team’s media officer, Esther Marie Samura, Bangura will be assisted by the Mogbewmo Queens midfielder, Jeneba Koroma. Samura said: “The team has intensified its training session as they brace up for this month’s showpiece in Cape Verde. “On Sunday, the Queen’s head coach, Ernest Hallowell selected his final squad of 26 players.” Meanwhile, the Sierra Leone delegation will depart Freetown on Wednesday, 18th January 2023. Sierra Queens WAFU Zone ‘A’ Squad: GOALKEEPERS Cecilia Bangura (Mena Queens) Isha Kamara (FC Kallon) Hannah Juana (Mogbewma Queens) DEFENDERS Alice Koroma (FC Kallon) Marie Kamara (Ram Kamara FC) Mabel Bongay (Mogbewma Queens) Aminata Bello…

Acts Against Women’s Rights Violations in South America

By Tanya Maswaure

“Elsy’s rights were finally restored!” This statement was made by Morena Herrera, the Director, and leader of the activists working on helping Elsy, a woman imprisoned for ten years after suffering a miscarriage. Elsy is an El Salvadorian woman who was sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment after being accused of attempting to abort the child. In El Salvador, just like in 24 other countries worldwide, it is illegal under all circumstances to abort a child regardless of whether it is a danger to the mother or a child conceived of rape or incest. In Elsy’s case, she experienced an obstetric emergency and suffered a miscarriage, but authorities falsely accused her of aborting and violated her rights.