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Sierra Leone’s African Cup ties against Ghana scrapped

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Sierra Leone’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana this week have been scrapped owing to the nation’s unresolved row with FIFA, the Confederation of African Football said Wednesday. Sierra Leone was suspended by FIFA over government interference in football and was given a deadline of …

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COMMENT: Man-made mudslide disaster

  City planners could have prevented the Sierra Leone tragedy that claimed 1000 lives COMMENT | Joseph Macarthy | Sierra Leone is still reeling from the effects of a mudslide that killed nearly 1 000 people, left hundreds missing and rendered thousands homeless. After about five hours of heavy rainfall, …

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Rescuers resume grim search for dead in flooded Freetown

  Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP |  Rescue workers resumed the grim task Tuesday of pulling bodies from destroyed houses and muddy pools in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, where more than 300 people have died in flooding and mudslides. The government has promised relief to the more than 3,000 people …

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SIERRA LEONE: 312 dead as mudslides sweep Freetown

Freetown, Sierra Leone | 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, …

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Sierra Leone pastor unearths massive 706-carat diamond

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, the government said Thursday, as experts said the stone could rank as the 10th largest ever found. The huge diamond was discovered by Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands of …

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