Recent News Headlines : Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONEAN EMBASSY IN BEIJING COMMENDS CHINESE SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF MUDSLIDE DISASTER


The charge d'affaires' briefing was climaxed with prayers being offered for the country and also Sierra Leoneans based in Beijing signing the book of condolence... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 0

'I ESCAPED THROUGH A HOLE IN THE ROOF'


My husband woke me up as the water was filling the house... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 1454

WHERE IS THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?


Globally, the mortality rate for young people decreased 21 percent between 2000 and 2015, with HIV-related deaths in particular falling significantly... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 2237

NEARLY 500 DEAD IN SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES[1]


Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides 1 - Chinadaily.com.cn... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 2

DEATH TOLL FROM SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES NEARS 500


The government of the impoverished West African nation in recent days has warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack has opened... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 11

ANGELA MERKEL STANDS BY HER 2015 DECISION TO OPEN GERMAN BORDERS


German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday stood by her decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 0

SIERRA LEONE: DEATH TOLL FROM LANDSLIDE NEARS 500


READ MORE Sierra Leone mudslide What, where and why?... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 11938

HELPING THOSE DEVASTATED BY THE MUDSLIDE IN SIERRA LEONE


On Monday 14th August I woke to news of devastating flooding and mudslides in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 34

DR CONGO LANDSLIDE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 200


In May 2010, a mudslide swept over the eastern Congo village of Kibiriga and killed 19 people... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 1334

HUNDREDS MISSING IN SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES LIKELY DEAD


The death toll is already above 450 from the flooding and mudslides in the capital, Freetown, early Monday... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 4

REFLECTIONS ON SIERRA LEONE'S MUDSLIDE DISASTER


Sierra Leonean journalist and Freetown resident Umaru Fofana reflects on the disaster... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 3829

SIERRA LEONE WARNS OF MORE MUDSLIDES AS RAIN FORECAST


Authorities in Sierra Leone warned on Thursday of danger from more mudslides as a large crack has opened on a mountainside in the capital Freetown... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 1323

DR CONGO LANDSLIDE KILLS DOZENS IN NORTHEAST


In May 2010, a mudslide swept over the eastern DRC village of Kibiriga and killed 19 people... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 638

CHINESE FIRMS DONATE CHINESE FIRMS DONATE $200,000 IN CASH TO SIERRA LEONE FOLLOWING MUDSLIDE


Our hearts and minds are with the government and people of Sierra Leone in this time of difficulty... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 1

AFTER SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDE, NATION PREPARES FOR MASS FUNERALS


An estimated 400 people who have died so far, according to Sinneh Kamara, assistant officer at Sierra Leone's Connaught hospital, which is serving as the city's morgue... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 3124

MASS BURIALS AFTER DEVASTATING SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDE


READ MORE Sierra Leone mudslide What, where and why?... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 3449

BURIALS FOR SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDE VICTIMS


The burials involved people who had already been identified or whose bodies were badly decomposed, Freetown's chief pathologist Dr Simeon Owizz Koroma said... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 5287

34,000 GALLONS OF OIL SPILLED OFF KUWAIT, MONITORING GROUP CLAIMS


At least 34,000 gallons of oil have leaked out during a spill off the coast of Kuwait, according to an analysis of satellite imagery... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 0

NEARLY 400 BODIES RECOVERED FROM SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDE, 600 STILL MISSING


Bodies continued to arrive at Freetown's overwhelmed central morgue on Tuesday... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 724

FLOODS KILL MORE THAN 300, FEARS RISE FOR 600 MISSING


Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of flooding that killed more than 300 people, with fears rising for at least 600 missing people... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 3213

SIERRA LEONE PRESIDENT DECLARES 7-DAY NATIONAL MOURNING FOR MUDSLIDE VICTIMS


Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 0

SIERRA LEONE APPEALS FOR URGENT HELP FOR FLOOD VICTIMS


Paolo Conteh, the interior minister, told Sierra Leone's state broadcaster that thousands of people remained missing... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 3662

URGENT PLEA FOR HELP AS DEATH TOLL RISES


Meanwhile, Interior Minister Paolo Conteh told Sierra Leone's state broadcaster that thousands of people remain unaccounted for... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 8256

FREETOWN: A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN?


How geography, climate change and politics contributed to Sierra Leone's latest disaster... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 1198

SIERRA LEONE APPEALS FOR URGENT HELP AFTER DEADLY FLOODS


Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

SIERRA LEONE APPEALS FOR URGENT HELP AFTER DEADLY FLOODS


Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

AT LEAST 300 DEAD IN SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES AND FLOODING[1]


Sierra Leone's national broadcaster announced late Monday that the death toll had risen above 300... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 4750

S LEONE MUDSLIDE KILLS AT LEAST 200


More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 56676

GALLERY: MATT CARTOONS, AUGUST 2017


Listen to the day's essential stories from the Telegraph newsroom... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 2

HUNDREDS FEARED DEAD IN MUDSLIDE NEAR FREETOWN


Hundreds of people are feared dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, officials and witnesses say... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 4342

Trending News Headlines : Sierra Leone

ITALY'S STRUGGLING ECONOMY HAS WORLD'S HEALTHIEST PEOPLE


Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental health... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 74336

SIERRA LEONE PASTOR FINDS HUGE 706-CARAT DIAMOND


A pastor in Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, according to the government, in one of the largest precious stone finds ever made worldwide... READ MORE

17th March, 2017 14076

ONCE TIME'S 'PERSON OF THE YEAR,' AN EBOLA FIGHTER DIES IN CHILDBIRTH DUE TO STIGMA OF VIRUS


More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak, although 17,000 who contracted the virus survived... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 13998

CASTRO'S LEGACY AND THE ENVY OF MANY NATIONS


In Mexico, youth literacy is around 98.5 percent, while adult literacy is at 93.5 percent ... READ MORE

28th November, 2016 10894

HUNDREDS BURIED ALIVE IN MASSIVE SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES AND FLOODS


Associated Press After a night of torrential rain, entire hillsides have collapsed into fast-moving mud in and around Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, on Monday... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 4282

EBOLA OUTBREAK DECLARED IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO AFTER THREE DIE


Thousands more survivors have been left with long-term health problems and Liberia was only declared free of active Ebola virus transmission last June... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 3632

AFRICAN LEADERS HEAD TO THE GAMBIA FOR MEDIATION TALKS


West African heads of state to arrive in Banjul to ask President Jammeh to step down, according to Senegalese official... READ MORE

12th December, 2016 2982

EVERY 7 SECONDS A GIRL YOUNGER THAN 15 GETS MARRIED


Nordic countries sit at the top, while impoverished, fragile states such as the Central African Republic, Niger and Chad hold up the bottom... READ MORE

12th October, 2016 1892

OBAMA DEMANDS $6BN FOR EBOLA FIGHT


However, privately, UN officials say the country that currently has the worst Ebola hotspots, Sierra Leone, is not coping at all... READ MORE

3rd December, 2014 1891

S LEONE VICE-PRESIDENT IN QUARANTINE


Nearly 10,000 people have died in the outbreak, the vast majority in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone... READ MORE

28th February, 2015 1813

NEW YEAR: CELEBRATIONS MARK START OF 2016


More than 100,000 people watched the fireworks display in London and other UK cities, amid heightened security... READ MORE

1st January, 2016 1702

NEW CASE EMERGES IN SIERRA LEONE


Health officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the West Africa outbreak over... READ MORE

15th January, 2016 1603

SIERRA LEONE DECLARES EBOLA LOCKDOWN


Sierra Leone has the highest number of Ebola cases in West Africa, with more than 9,000 cases and more than 2,400 deaths since the start of the outbreak... READ MORE

25th December, 2014 1501

GRAPHIC IMAGES UNDERCOVER FILM REVEALS ANIMAL ABUSE AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE


The country of six million has had almost 11,000 Ebola cases and 3,363 deaths during the epidemic, which has raged in West Africa for nearly a year... READ MORE

15th February, 2015 1261

S LEONE HOUSES SEARCHED FOR EBOLA


Freetown has recorded more than 50 of all Ebola infections in Sierra Leone over the past two weeks... READ MORE

17th December, 2014 1178

100% OF DELEGATES INVITED TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S AFRICAN GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN DENIED VISAS.


100 percent of delegates invited to attend the University of Southern California's African Global Economic and Development Summit 2017 in the United States have been denied visas... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 833

POLICE URGE RUDD TO BAN PRACTITIONER FROM UK


Anti-FGM campaigners from Sierra Leone have condemned Zorokong's appearance before the UN... READ MORE

20th September, 2016 685

PHILIPPINES SEIZES NORTH KOREAN CARGO SHIP TO ENFORCE U.N. SANCTIONS


In compliance with the United Nations resolution, the North Korean ship in Subic will be impounded and not allowed to leave port, he said... READ MORE

5th March, 2016 658

THE GAMBIA'S PRESIDENT URGED TO ACCEPT DEFEAT BY NEW GOVERNMENT


The gambia life goes on in banjul as yahya jammeh clings to power... READ MORE

12th December, 2016 655

FINAL TEST RESULTS CONFIRM EBOLA VACCINE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE


Scientists have struggled to develop an Ebola vaccine over the years, and this is the first one proven to work... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 609

EBOLA EPIDEMIC FUELLED BY 'SUPER-SPREADERS': STUDY


Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through super-spreaders, researchers say... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 603

PANAMA PAPERS REVEAL WIDE USE OF SHELL COMPANIES BY AFRICAN OFFICIALS


The owners of diamond mines in Sierra Leone and safari companies in Kenya and Zimbabwe also created shell companies... READ MORE

25th July, 2016 575


Guinea reported its lowest weekly total of new confirmed Ebola virus disease cases since the week ending 17 August 2014, WHO said... READ MORE

24th February, 2016 561

WILL SYRIA'S WAR CRIMINALS BE LET OFF THE HOOK?


There is no doubt that war crimes have been committed by all sides, the commission says... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 513

EBOLA NURSE HITS OUT AT 'BLAME CULTURE' AT PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND


Pauline Cafferkey criticises health body over botched airport screening process after fellow nurse Donna Wood suspended... READ MORE

26th November, 2016 511

VICTORY AS GUINEA IS DEEMED FREE OF EBOLA


Of all the countries where Ebola spread, the virus proved hardest to eradicate from Guinea, experts said... READ MORE

29th December, 2015 485

WHO DECLARES GUINEA FREE OF EBOLA


Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola in November, but new cases have emerged in Liberia, which had been declared Ebola-free in September... READ MORE

29th December, 2015 417

US DECISION TO ARM KURDS IN SYRIA POSES THREAT TO TURKEY, SAYS ANKARA


Turkey cannot imagine the US choosing between a strategic partnership with Turkey and a terrorist organisation, he said, adding that the decision was unacceptable... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 369

EBOLA DEATH TOLL CLOSE TO 7,400, SAYS WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION


43 GMT The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, addresses health workers in Sierra Leone... READ MORE

21st December, 2014 367

SIERRA LEONE VILLAGERS SUE MINING COMPANY IN LONDON HIGH COURT


In written evidence gathered by Leigh Day, she said there were three AML men with the police, including its community relations officer, Yallan Atkins Koroma... READ MORE

29th November, 2015 350


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