By Eddie Haywood, 17 August 2017
Occurring in the early morning hours on Monday, the mudslide buried a mass of shanty dwellings and claimed over 300 victims.
Life after deportation
By Genevieve Leigh, 13 July 2017
“My mother and father are in the US, and all of my friends. I feel like a foreigner in ‘my own’ country.”
By David Brown, 4 July 2015
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed a record number of people because of the region’s desperate poverty and the miserly international response.
By Bernd Sackow, 27 December 2014
The measures taken are more akin to those used by a police state to control the population and they symbolise the inadequacy of the medical measures to fight the Ebola epidemic.
By Trevor Johnson, 1 July 2010
West Africa has become the scene of intense competition between international mining companies as the price of minerals has risen after the recession of 2009. At the centre of this development is a region that covers parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, recognised as the biggest of the world’s remaining undeveloped minerals deposits.
By Barry Mason, 7 October 2009
An Amnesty International report shows that women in Sierra Leone have a one-in-eight chance of dying from the complications associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
By Bill Vann, 21 February 1998
Following a nine-day offensive and a bombardment of the city of Freetown, Nigerian military forces succeeded in toppling the military junta which seized power in the West African state of Sierra Leone in May of last year.