Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

World Aug 21, 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa's worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday ...

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

World Aug 17, 2017

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Food aid is reaching thousands who survived a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Wednesday, two days after 400 people died and more than 3,000 were left homeless. Dozens of houses were buried as ...

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

World / Politics Apr 16, 2015

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

President Barack Obama met with the presidents of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the White House on Wednesday to pledge more U.S. support for the nations hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Obama also used the meeting to mark progress the U.S. has made in ...

World / Science & Health Apr 2, 2015

As cases ease, Sierra Leone ready to lay off Ebola workers

Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the numbers of cases decline, but these workers would be employed elsewhere, where possible. Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling ...

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

World / Science & Health Feb 17, 2015

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

Thousands of Liberian children in pristine uniforms flocked back to school on Monday as classrooms opened their doors for the first time after a six-month hiatus designed to stem the spread of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dozens of schools reopened, in a sign ...