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Sierra Leone agrees to accept 27 citizens deported from US

2017-09-14 06:11

Sierra Leone's government says it will accept 27 of its citizens being deported from the United States because of various crimes.

NGOs warn credibility of Sierra Leone elections at risk

2017-09-01 09:33

Irregularities in voter registration efforts in Sierra Leone, coupled with growing fears of intimidation of opposition groups, threaten to damage the credibility of national elections set for early next year, several NGOs have warned.

Guinea finds bodies of 19 'S Leone landslide victims'

2017-08-30 12:35

Authorities in Guinea say they have found at least 19 bodies believed to have washed up from neighbouring Sierra Leone following catastrophic flooding and mudslides there.

LATEST: Over 1 000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides, officials say

2017-08-28 06:06

A local leader and a minister in Sierra Leone say more than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit the African nation's capital nearly two weeks ago.

WATCH: Week-long national mourning in Sierra Leone comes to an end

2017-08-25 12:32

A week of national mourning has ended in Sierra Leone, after a mudslide killed around 500 people in the capital, Freetown.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Grace Mugabe, Sierra Leone

2017-08-25 08:30

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists has apologised to South Africans over Grace Mugabe's "wrath", and SA government has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.

Orphaned kids build new lives after Sierra Leone's mudslides

2017-08-24 19:05

Hundreds of orphaned children must build new lives after Sierra Leone's mudslides as child trafficking a concern.

Sierra Leone mudslide: What, where and why?

2017-08-23 12:00

Here is what we know so far about a mudslide that killed more than 400 people in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Nigeria

2017-08-23 06:20

News24 takes a look at how powerful Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office.

What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

2017-08-22 16:29

Last week, disaster hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. At least 500 people were killed after a mudslide tore through a suburb of the capital Freetown. This is a moment of pain that will forever be etched in our memories as Africans.

 

Sierra Leone mudslide was a man-made tragedy that could have been prevented

2017-09-06 19:58

Unless urban planning is taken seriously in Sierra Leone, there's a risk that similar disasters like the mudslides could occur with potentially more devastating consequences, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-31 08:30

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has marched to show support for under fire First Lady Grace Mugabe, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-28 20:48

President Robert Mugabe has launched an indirect attack on white South Africans, and More than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital.

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Sierra Leone mudslide: Death toll nears 500 people and 810 missing

The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone's capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 with 810 people listed as missing, the government said on Thursday.

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Under-reported: Sierra Leone's overflowing morgues

2017-08-25 11:01

A journalist narrates all about the Sierra Leone mudslides that killed almost 500 people and displaced many.

At least 500 dead, 810 missing in Sierra Leone disaster

2017-08-24 21:00

The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone's capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 and 810 people are listed as missing, the government has said.

SA pledges R8m to Sierra Leone following deadly mudslide

2017-08-24 12:00

South Africa has pledged R8 million to assist the west African country of Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.

LATEST: At least 2 children among victims of Guinea landslide disaster

2017-08-23 08:32

Authorities in the west African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital. Two children are among the victims.

In devastated S Leone, ghosts of pupils haunt ruined school

2017-08-22 20:26

Ann-Marie Caulker scrolls through the images on her smartphone: the faces of young girls who were her some of her brightest students at school in Freetown until the landslide hit.

WATCH: Sierra Leone mudslide survivors angry as hundreds remain missing

2017-08-22 13:38

It has been a week since mudslides buried large areas of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, and hundreds of people are still missing.

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