Sierra Leone

After the mudslides: Sierra Leone's body collectors

After Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides, the race is on to retrieve the body parts of the victims before disease sets in.

After the mudslides: Sierra Leone's body collectors

Opinion

What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

To avoid another deadly landslide in a coastal town, Africa needs to take collective action against climate change.

Richard Munang

by Richard Munang

Richard Munang

Sierra Leone

What's happening in Sierra Leone?

On August 14 a mudslide killed hundreds on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Here is what we know.

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors angry as hundreds remain missing

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

Africa

'Nothing to save': 500 killed in Sierra Leone mudslides

Government calls for 10,000 people to evacuate as more than 600 remain missing after devastating landslides.

Africa

Sierra Leone calls for evacuation amid threat of more landslides

The government of Sierra Leone has called for the evacuation of 10,000 people living on an unstable hillside in the capital Freetown. It came six days after a landslide in the city left hundreds dead.

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslides: More evacuations as death toll rises

At least 450 people are now confirmed dead after a massive mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Sierra Leone

Death toll crosses 400 mark in Sierra Leone floods

Heavy rains threaten other parts of the capital Freetown as number of dead rises to more than 400.

Africa

Sierra Leone calls for international help following deadly floods

Rescuers in Sierra Leone are still recovering bodies almost a week after the deadly landslide.

Africa

Mass burials held in Sierra Leone for mudslide victims

Mass funerals have been held in Sierra Leone for victims of major mudslides that struck this week.

Weather

Is climate change to blame in Sierra Leone's Freetown?

Humanity may have worsened the conditions on the ground but is the weather worse anyway?

Is climate change to blame in Freetown?

Humanitarian crises

Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

Family members line up in pouring rain to identify loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods that killed 400.

Sierra Leone reels from deadly mudslides

Africa

Sierra Leone warns of more mudslides as rain forecast

Large crack appears on mountainside in Freetown as people are asked to evacuate areas still under threat of mudslides.

Sierra Leone

'Lives shattered': Survivors recall mudslide horror

First mass burial to take place on Thursday after floods and mudslides kill more than 400 people in Sierra Leone.

Humanitarian crises

'Morgues overflowing': Sierra Leone overwhelmed

People rush to bury their dead amid fears of disease outbreak after a flood disaster that has killed over 400 people.

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide