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From TheJournal.ie Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died' Sierra Leone

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

From TheJournal.ie 'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone Freetown

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone

The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history Freetown

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

From TheJournal.ie The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind One Year On

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind

The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

From TheJournal.ie Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims' Blood Diamonds

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.