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# freetown - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'
# Sierra Leone
# Sierra Leone

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

Aug 26th 2017, 8:15 AM 6,628 Views 9 Comments

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

# freetown - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone
# Freetown
# Freetown

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone

Aug 17th 2017, 6:01 PM 7,946 Views 3 Comments

The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.

# freetown - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history
# Freetown
# Freetown

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

Aug 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 9,577 Views 9 Comments

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

# freetown - Monday 14 August, 2017

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital
# Freetown
# Freetown

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Aug 14th 2017, 5:01 PM 12,513 Views 10 Comments

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

# freetown - Monday 9 March, 2015

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind
# One Year On
# One Year On

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind

Mar 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,033 Views 5 Comments

The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.

# freetown - Friday 17 October, 2014

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone
# West Africa
# West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Oct 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 395 Views 4 Comments

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

# freetown - Friday 27 April, 2012

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'
# Blood Diamonds
# Blood Diamonds

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,676 Views 4 Comments

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.