Freetown Tragedy Has Lessons for African Cities
Many African cities and towns have recently suffered disasters, and much can be learnt from the recent mudslide in Freetown, write Emmanuel Osuteye and Hayley Leck for IRIN.
IRIN, 23 August 2017
On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone's rapidly urbanising capital. Read more »
Five days after the mudslide in Sierra Leone, a resident is still moving mud from his home.
- Al Jazeera English
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- 25 August 2017
A week of national mourning has ended in Sierra Leone, after a mudslide killed around 500 people in the capital, Freetown. Hundreds remain missing and ... see more »
President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears as he described the devastation. Rescue workers have been searching for survivors amid the hundreds of homes that were engulfed by mud ... Read more »