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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

For the first time on Friday, the Red Cross confirms an official death toll of more than 400. According to Save The Children, 122 of the dead are children and it says the disaster also orphaned 123 children.

For the first time on Friday, the Red Cross confirms an official death toll of more than ...

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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait ...

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Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the ...

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Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's 100-day-long overseas medical trip is stoking ...

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Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

'Entire communities have been wiped out,' President Ernest Bai Koroma says at the ...

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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga urges his supporters to stay home from work ...

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Kenya's Odinga calls strike as he mulls options

(4th UPDATE) The attack that began Sunday night in a Turkish restaurant popular with ...

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18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Kenya's defeated opposition faces mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their ...

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Pressure mounts on Kenya opposition to quell deadly protests

(UPDATED) All eyes are now on the reaction of Raila Odinga, who has now lost 3 elections ...

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2 shot dead in protests against disputed Kenya vote

Employees at the agricultural ministry have been accused of running a scheme of inflated ...

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Malawi sacks 68 civil servants over salary fraud