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Top Sierra Leone FA officials indicted

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Mormons in Sierra Leone deliver supplies following mudslide

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Death toll in Sierra Leone flood disaster reaches 441

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Death toll in Sierra Leone flood disaster reaches 441


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Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead

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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

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Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides

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Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400: Red Cross

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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in NY auction
Freetown - Sierra Leone said on Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost a half-century and is between the 10th and 15th largest ever found worldwide, experts say   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in NY auction - Capital Lifestyle
Sierra Leone said Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the “blood diamonds” of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost a half-century and is between the 10th and 15th largest ever found worldwide, experts say   Read More ...
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BAM aan de slag in Sierra Leone
BUNNIK (AFN) - Bouwconcern BAM gaat meewerken aan de verbetering van de watervoorziening in Freetown, de hoofdstad van Sierra Leone. Daarvoor heeft een consortium van het Nederlandse bedrijf met ontwikkelingsadviseur IMC Worldwide en ingenieursbureau Atkins een klus binnengesleept. De opdrachtsom voor BAM bedraag circa 25 miljoen euro.   Read More ...
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Wateraid in Liberia and Sierra Leone Calls for Action to Improve Wash in Schools
Monrovia — Students in Monrovia discussing the importance of handwashing, as part of Global Handwashing Day on the United Nations (UNMIL) Radio. With Global Handwashing Day on Monday, October 15, WaterAid in Liberia and Sierra Leone has today renewed its call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools. One in three schools around the world do not have regular access to water, basic private toilets, or a way to wash hands with soap   Read More ...
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Mohammad orders aid airlift to Sierra Leone
Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has ordered an aid airlift to Sierra Leone to deliver core relief items to communities affected by a devastating landslide. Following the order, an Airbus A330 aircraft carrying around 50 metric tons of humanitarian aid departed from Dubai’s Al Maktoum Airport for Sierra Leone   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone's 709 carat diamond lands in Antwerp for sale
Freetown - Media in Sierra Leone report that a 709-carat diamond found in the country's eastern Kono District has been taken by a sales team from the National Minerals Agency to Antwerp, Belgium. The diamond's discovery in March caused a sensation and is the second-largest ever found in this West African nation. The gem, a bit smaller than a hockey puck, is among the 20 largest diamonds ever found   Read More ...
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Kallon out to boost Sierra Leone coaching
Former Leone Stars captain Mohamed Kallon is aiming to improve coaching back home in Sierra Leone after he acquired his Uefa A License coaching qualification. It is the second highest coaching qualification given by European football’s governing body. The 37-year-old aims to earn his Uefa Professional License in 2019 and ultimately return home to share his experience and knowledge. The ex-Inter Milan and Monaco striker is currently working with the academy teams at Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo in the USA   Read More ...
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Bility optimistic peace will return to Sierra Leone football
Musa Bility, the head of the Fifa task force which has just returned from a visit to Sierra Leone, says he is optimistic peace will soon return to Sierra Leone's Football Association (SLFA). Bility, who is also a Confederation of African Football (Caf) executive committee member and President of the Liberia FA, succeeded in getting all parties in the internal dispute to agree to a road map for peace during the two-day trip to Freetown which ended on Friday   Read More ...
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Mohamed Kallon out to boost Sierra Leone coaching
Former Leone Stars captain Mohamed Kallon is aiming to improve coaching back home in Sierra Leone after he acquired his Uefa A License coaching qualification. It is the second highest coaching qualification given by European football's governing body. The 37-year-old aims to earn his Uefa Professional License in 2019 and ultimately return home to share his experience and knowledge. The ex-Inter Milan and Monaco striker is currently working with the academy teams at Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo in the USA   Read More ...
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Top Sierra Leone FA officials indicted
Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sierra Leone’s anti-graft agency indicted the country’s football federation president Isha Johansen and secretary general Chris Kamara on six counts of abuse of office and corruption on Thursday, following a year of investigations. The indictment was issued in Freetown by Anti-Corruption Commission chief Ade Macauley, who said he had “sufficient evidence” of the alleged misuse of donor and government funds by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)   Read More ...
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PLA Navy, on humanitarian mission, visits Sierra Leone
The Chinese Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark is providing humanitarian medical services to the people of Sierra Leone during an ongoing port call in the West African nation, Chinese media reported. The vessel arrived on Tuesday in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital and largest city, which is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Medical personnel began examining and treating local residents immediately, Xinhua News Agency reported   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone Football Association bans 19 officials for life
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has issued immediate life-time bans for 19 officials. The sanctions are for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking football related cases to civil courts. The group went to court last month to seek an injunction to stop the current executive running the SLFA. In July Fifa indefinitely postponed the SLFA congress and elections while integrity checks on candidates were carried out   Read More ...
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Isha Johansen to stand for re-election as president of Sierra Leone's Football Association
(CNN)Sierra Leone's Football Association president Isha Johansen has announced she will stand for re-election despite admitting that her decision will "infuriate a lot of people." Johansen is the only female football president in Africa and one of only two females to have ever held the role as president of a football association. "Knowing the environment as I know it now, and the kind of environments I've been trying to work under and rise above, anything is possible   Read More ...
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Young Liberians Raise Funds for Sierra Leone Mudslide Victims
MONROVIA, Montserrado – A youth group has donated funds to assist victims of the recent mudslide in Sierra Leone. Activista Liberia, a youth platform under the aid group ActionAid International, donated the equivalent of US$421 that was raised through car wash activities held across Sinkor, Vai Town, Clara Town, Waterside, and Duala. Presenting the funds on Tuesday, the leader of the group, Mark Garginah, said the action was in fulfillment of ‘Operation help Sierra Leone,’” a three-day program in Monrovia to raise funds for the mudslide victims   Read More ...
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New ambassador to Sierra Leone hails from northwest Indiana
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A northwest Indiana native is the new U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Portage native Maria Brewer has served in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and other locations during her career with the U.S. State Department. Brewer graduated in 1991 from Portage High School and in 1995 from Valparaiso University, where she studied international economics and cultural affairs   Read More ...
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New ambassador to Sierra Leone hails from northwest Indiana
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana native is the new U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone. Portage native Maria Brewer has served in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and other locations during her career with the U.S. State Department, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports . Brewer graduated in 1991 from Portage High School and in 1995 from Valparaiso University, where she studied international economics and cultural affairs, among other subjects   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone's school of rock gives hope to child soldiers and is fitting legacy for rock icon Marc Bolan
Guitar hero Marc Bolan ’s legacy is alive and kicking thanks to Sierra Leone ’s Children of the Revolution. Forty years after the rocker died in a car crash, child soldiers in the war-torn, disease-ravaged country have been dropping their guns and picking up guitars instead. The chant “Marc Bolan, Marc Bolan” is heard as youngsters dart between ramshackle breeze block huts with tin roofs in the town of Makini   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide
It’s been almost a month since torrential rains caused widespread flooding and a mountainside to collapse on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, sending a blanket of mud into several communities. Life is gradually returning to normal, but residents of the devastated regions face a slog toward recovery. “We’re getting there, but the pace is still slow,” said Ramatu Jalloh, director of advocacy and communications for Save the Children in Sierra Leone   Read More ...
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Orphaned by the mudslide in Sierra Leone's Freetown
Freetown, Sierra Leone - In the blue hour of dawn, brothers Isaac and Idris picked their way back home along the mud and stone track from morning prayers at their local mosque. The rain was heavy and there was little light, but they could have walked the familiar route with their eyes closed as they had walked this path together every day of their lives   Read More ...
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Fifa names task force to address Sierra Leone FA issues
Football's world governing body Fifa has named the members of a taskforce created to address the ongoing issues affecting the Sierra Leone FA (SLFA). The Task Force will be chaired by Musa Bility, a Confederation of African Football executive committee member. Its immediate task is to create a platform for fresh SLFA elections as well as address a match-fixing inquiry. The SLFA believes that a 2010 World Cup qualifier against South Africa in 2008, which ended goalless, was fixed   Read More ...
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Mormons help mudslide victims in Sierra Leone
After a recent mudslide in Sierra Leone killed 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless, members of the Church have come to the aid of some 500 people in the area. With the help of LDS Charities (the Church’s humanitarian arm), local members and community leaders have delivered mattresses, food, water and other life-sustaining supplies to 105 families. Almost all of these families are not members of the Church   Read More ...
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NGOs warn credibility of Sierra Leone elections at risk
Freetown - Irregularities in voter registration efforts in Sierra Leone, coupled with growing fears of intimidation of opposition groups, threaten to damage the credibility of national elections set for early next year, several NGOs have warned. Officials have begun voter registration drives ahead of the March 2018 vote, when President Ernest Bai Koroma is barred by the constitution from standing again after two terms in power since 2007   Read More ...
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Mormons in Sierra Leone deliver supplies following mudslide
Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently helped to distribute supplies to more than 100 families affected by a mudslide in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. Days of heavy rain triggered flash floods and a devastating mudslide near the capital city of Freetown on Aug. 14, killing 1,000 people and leaving many more homeless   Read More ...
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Flood Relief in Sierra Leone Misses Some Victims
By Claudia Smith Day 16- Sierra Leone is still in urgent need of further relief and AID as hundreds of people who witness say were not affected, have also begun coming out of the 'woodworks,' to receive AID after the devastating August 14, 2017 mudslide that took more than 600 lives. Victims, survivors and orphans by the thousands, are said to not be getting enough food and water, something organizations and community organizers are literally 'begging' for in video messages   Read More ...
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Liberian Woman in Sierra Leone Fears Another Mudslide Might Kill the Rest of Her Family
By Claudia Smith Ruth Dorbor struggled to speak to our reporter in colloquia so that she could be understood while articulating her needs and fear of remaining in Sierra Leone after the tragic flooding and mudslide that took place two weeks ago, killing her husband's entire family and Ruth's fear is, that another mudslide might this time around kill her, her husband and two children   Read More ...
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Massive Relief Efforts Underway for Sierra Leone
By William Q. Harmon Liberia is coordinating a massive relief effort intended to officially extend humanitarian assistance to its neighbor Sierra Leone where over 1,000 people lost their lives after a mudslide precipitated by a torrential flooding in the early morning hours of August 14. The national relief effort is being coordinated by the Liberian chapter of the Mano River Women's Peace Network (MARWOPNET-Liberia) and the Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL)   Read More ...
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Guinea says 19 bodies washed up after Sierra Leone mudslide
CONAKRY (Reuters) - The bodies of 19 people thought to have perished in a mudslide in Sierra Leone more than a fortnight ago have washed up on Guinea's shores, the government in Conakry said on Wednesday. The Aug. 14 mudslide at Freetown's crowded Mount Sugar Loaf killed an estimated 500 people, but hundreds of others are still missing. Sporadic downpours have continued since, flooding parts of the coastal city and washing away more mud containing unrecovered human remains   Read More ...
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Guinea says 19 bodies washed up after Sierra Leone mudslide
CONAKRY: The bodies of 19 people thought to have perished in a mudslide in Sierra Leone more than a fortnight ago have washed up on Guinea's shores, the government in Conakry said on Wednesday. The Aug. 14 mudslide at Freetown's crowded Mount Sugar Loaf killed an estimated 500 people, but hundreds of others are still missing. Sporadic downpours have continued since, flooding parts of the coastal city and washing away more mud containing unrecovered human remains   Read More ...
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Guinea says 19 bodies washed up after Sierra Leone mudslide
CONAKRY (Reuters) - The bodies of 19 people thought to have perished in a mudslide in Sierra Leone more than a fortnight ago have washed up on Guinea's shores, the government in Conakry said on Wednesday. The Aug. 14 mudslide at Freetown's crowded Mount Sugar Loaf killed an estimated 500 people, but hundreds of others are still missing. Sporadic downpours have continued since, flooding parts of the coastal city and washing away more mud containing unrecovered human remains   Read More ...
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Inondations en Sierra Leone : 19 corps repêchés en Guinée
Inondations en Sierra Leone : 19 corps repêchés en Guinée Les coulées de boue du 14 août dernier, qui ont touché certains quartiers de la capitale Freetown, ont fait plus de 500 morts et 800 disparus. Source AFP Plus de deux semaines après les inondations catastrophiques en Sierra Leone, des corps de victimes ont été retrouvés au large de la Guinée voisine et sur ses côtes   Read More ...
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Guinea finds bodies of 19 'S. Leone landslide victims'
CONAKRY: Authorities in Guinea said Tuesday that they had found at least 19 bodies believed to have washed up from neighbouring Sierra Leone following catastrophic flooding and mudslides there. Some 500 people died and more than 800 were reported missing after the disaster that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Aug 13-14, when heavy rains swept away everything in their path   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone landslide victims found in different country
Conakry: Authorities in Guinea said Tuesday that they had found at least 19 bodies believed to have washed up from neighbouring Sierra Leone following catastrophic flooding and mudslides there. Some 500 people died and more than 800 were reported missing after the disaster that struck Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on August 13-14, when heavy rains swept away everything in their path   Read More ...
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Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone | More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone’s capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster’s victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the Aug. 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone Mudslide 'A Tragedy Mankind Called Upon Itself', Says LTA Chair
By William Q. Harmon The chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has said that Liberia should brace itself for an environmental disaster like what happened in neighboring Sierra Leone where over 400 people lost their lives after a mudslide, if Liberians do not stop abusing the environment. Serving as the commencement speaker at the 18th Convocation Exercises of the Stella Maris Polytechnic over the weekend, Angelique Weeks said West Africa is vulnerable to extreme weather and as such countries of the region should employ best practices that would limit the impact of climate change   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone mudslide and flood leaves more than 1,000 people dead, local leaders say
More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister have said during services honouring the disaster's victims. Key points: Hundreds of burials have taken place after the mudslide The disaster occurred on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown The Government had earlier put the death toll for the August 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive   Read More ...
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LATEST: Over 1 000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides, officials say
Freetown - More than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster's victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the August 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive   Read More ...
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Local Leaders Say 1,000 People Died in the Mudslides in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster's victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the Aug. 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive   Read More ...
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Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides
By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY Associated Press More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone’s capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster’s victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the Aug. 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive   Read More ...
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Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster's victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the Aug. 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive   Read More ...
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Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A local leader and a minister in Sierra Leone say more than 1,000 people have died in the mudslide and flood that hit the country's capital nearly two weeks ago. The government earlier put the death toll for the Aug. 14 mudslide at 450. Rescuers and aid groups warned that more than 600 people still missing from the disaster would likely not survive   Read More ...
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