A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading
REGENT VILLAGE, OUTSIDE FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday (August 14), sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Continue reading
Government of Sierra Leone rejects outcome of giant diamond auction. Sadiya Chowdhury reports. Continue reading
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