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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. The government said the priority was to evacuate people from areas still under threat from mudslides and floods as more rain is forecast for this...

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DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people have been killed after a landslide swept through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The landslide in the village of Tora of Ituri province was triggered on Wednesday by heavy rain in recent weeks, officials said....

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Sierra Leone mudslide survivors describe shock, anger

Three days after flooding and a mudslide that killed at least 400 people in Sierra Leone, survivors are full of shock and anger as they take on the daunting task of identifying and burying their loved ones. Hundreds queued on Wednesday after the government summoned families to the morgue in the...

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How Kenya became the latest victim of 'fake news'

It has been a little more than a week since Kenyans took to the ballot to elect their representatives and leaders for the next five years. On Friday evening, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential race. Friday night ushered a tense...

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Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory. Hundreds of Freetown residents queued to identify relatives crushed by...

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DR Congo armed group likely killed investigators: UN

A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence “does not preclude the possibility that others are involved”. Michael Sharp, an American who...

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Can the UN achieve peace in Libya?

The downfall and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was hailed as a victory for democracy by some in the international community. Since then, Libyans have suffered six years of war, chaos and competing governments. The power struggle between rival factions and militias has also allowed the Islamic...

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