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
United States tech company, Airbnb, hopes to maintain its rapid rate of growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million.
Healthcare in Africa made huge strides in reducing malaria deaths below half a million this year but still faced challenges fighting the elusive Ebola virus which has claimed over 11,000 lives. The outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic is declared over, following 42 days with no new cases.
A Scottish nurse who had previously contracted Ebola during a trip to Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a London hospital.
Migrants at a makeshift camp in Calais learn French to help with asylum applications, as tensions rise around French shipping port.
WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.
(CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, 2017 TOURNAMENT) – Gabon was named on Wednesday (April 8) as the host of the next African Cup of Nations finals in 2017.
The Gabonese beat rival bids from Algeria and Ghana in a vote by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee at a meeting in Cairo.