What Caused Sierra Leone's Landslides?
A civil engineer, Muniru Nyei, has warned that the lack of a coordinated storm water drainage system, poor urban planning and haphazard dumping of solid waste are some of the factors that could contribute to severe flooding.
FrontPageAfrica, 22 August 2017
On August 14, a severe landslide/mudslide and rainstorms disaster killed hundreds on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Read more »
Observer, 30 August 2017
Ruth Dorbor struggled to speak to our reporter in colloquia so that she could be understood while articulating her needs and fear of remaining in Sierra Leone after the tragic… Read more »
August 14 mudslide killed hundreds.
Sierra Leone: Deadly Floods and Mudslides Were 'Man-Made Disaster'
Deutsche Welle, 18 August 2017
Floods and mudslides that left more than 400 people are believed to have been man made. and could have ben avoided, according to a leading environmentalist. Read more »
Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Mudslide - What, Where and When?
Al Jazeera, 16 August 2017
On August 14, a mudslide killed more than 400 people in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, sweeping away homes and leaving residents… Read more »
Sierra Leone: How Can Sierra Leone Learn From Fatal Mudslides?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 17 August 2017
"Freetown and other precarious cities need safer urban planning and land use initiatives" Read more »
When Idalia Amaya arrived at the scene of the mudslide that devastated Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, she was horrified to find homes washed away, entire villages engulfed by ... Read more »
Sierra Leone has begun a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it's ... Read more »