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Sierra Leone votes for new leader in hope of ending economic crisis

07 Mar 2018

FREETOWN, March 7 Sierra Leone voters queued for hours in steamy humidity on Wednesday to elect a new leader they hope will end years of economic crisis caused by twin shocks of a commodities slump and an Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims, more still missing

19 Aug 2017

FREETOWN Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue said on Friday.

Hundreds of mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone, search for hundreds missing goes on

18 Aug 2017

FREETOWN, Aug 17 Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search went on for hundreds of others still missing. | Video

Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead

17 Aug 2017

FREETOWN, Aug 16 Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory. | Video

Risk of disease as hundreds queue to identify Sierra Leone mudslide victims

16 Aug 2017

FREETOWN, Aug 16 Hundreds of Freetown residents queued on Wednesday to identify relatives killed in a mudslide on the edge of the Sierra Leone capital, as aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by nearly 400 corpses.

Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide - coroner

15 Aug 2017

FREETOWN Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as morgues struggled to find space for all the dead. | Video

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