SLeone Tag

The death toll from massive flooding in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown climbed to 312 on Monday afternoon, the local Red Cross told AFP.Read More
At least 180 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless when a mudslide and heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, on Monday, leaving hospitals struggling to cope.Read More
The death toll from massive flooding and a mudslide that have hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, rose to 180 on Monday, a hospital source told AFP.Read More
At least 18 people were killed in a mudslide and heavy flooding that hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, on Monday, a Red Cross official told AFP.Read More
Freetown (AFP) At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city’s morgues. An AFP journalist saw several homes submerged in Regent village, a hilltop community, and corpses floating in the water in the Lumley West area of the city, as the president assured emergency services were doing all they could to tackle one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the city. Red CrossRead More
Women from Sierra Leone can now pass on their nationality to their children, following the passage of what women's rights groups said Friday was a landmark change in the law for gender equality.Read More
Freetown (AFP) Women from Sierra Leone can now pass on their nationality to their children, following the passage of what women’s rights groups said Friday was a landmark change in the law for gender equality. Until the new Citizenship Amendment Act was passed on Wednesday, Sierra Leonean women were denied the right to hand down citizenship to their children born abroad, causing problems for the diaspora community and exacerbating statelessness. “The new law shows that Sierra Leone is gradually getting to having gender parity like other countries around the world,”Read More