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Sierra Leone: Schools reopen after mudslide disaster.

Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as many schools are still being used as temporary shelters.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

This no-electricity anesthesia machine is saving lives across the developing world.

For many hospitals in rural parts of the developing world, electricity is unreliable at best. In the course of one day there can be brownouts and power spikes. Electricity may cut off for hours or even days at a time, without any warning. If this happens during surgery or forces surgeons to postpone operations , and it does ...

- Mashable! - US

Emergency cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Sierra Leone.

Source: Government of Sierra Leone, World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund Country: Sierra Leone Led by WHO and partners, the campaign targets communities recently affected by floods and landslides, which left over 6,000 displaced and caused some 500 deaths.FREETOWN, 15 September 2017 – Sierra Leone's first ever ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Sierra Leone mudslide: Freetown man lost eight family members.

Thomas Benson lost eight family members in the mudslide that hit Sierra Leone's capital a month ago.

- BBC - UK

Award-winning Sampha thanks Sierra Leone parents.

Former Drake collaborator Sampha wins the £25,000 prize for his intimate and soulful album, Process.

- BBC - UK

Welcome to eco@africa.

Sustainable cacao production in Sierra Leone, monitoring Kenya's fish stocks and an eco-friendly soccer club. Join us on eco@africa for these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Sierra Leone agrees to accept 27 citizens deported from US.

Sierra Leone's government says it will accept 27 of its citizens being deported from the United States because of various crimes.

- News24.com - ZA

U.S. will not issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport.

- Reuters - US

Trump Administration Punishes Countries That Refuse to Take Back Deported Citizens.

Visa sanctions were imposed on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

- New York Times - US

U.S. restricting visas to four countries that won't take deportees.

U.S. will stop issuing some types of visas to Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone

- The Globe and Mail - CA

U.S. slaps visa sanctions on 4 nations.

The U.S. imposed visa sanctions on four countries that refuse to accept deported nationals, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday.The four countries are Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. They are being sanctioned due to lack of cooperation' on deportations, according to DHS.The most severe sanction — ...

- POLITICO - US

U.S. will not issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

By Arshad Mohammed and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policies, laid out in State ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump Admin Imposes New Visa Restrictions, Burma Refugees Face Land Mines, Cassini to Crash into Saturn: P.M. Links

The Trump administration announced visa restrictions on four countries, Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Eritrea, which have not been accepting deportees. President Trump's choice for deputy administrator of FEMA, Daniel Craig, withdrew himself from consideration after reports he falsified records during the Bush ...

- Reason.com - US

US will not issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport.

- GMA News - PH

U.S. restricting visas to four countries that won't take deportees

U.S. will stop issues some types of visas to Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport.

- Reuters - US

Transparency is more than dollars and cents

Transparency is more than dollars and cents11 September 2017Transparency in international aid is not just about fulfilling a requirement based on people's right to access information, but also about making aid more effective. Based on interviews conducted in Sierra Leone and Liberia, this research looks at the information ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Sierra Leone to begin cholera vaccination drive in disaster-affected areas

Source: Government of Sierra Leone, World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund, GAVI Alliance Country: Sierra Leone Two rounds of vaccination will be delivered in 25 affected communities by the Government of Sierra Leone with support from Gavi Alliance, WHO, UNICEF, the UK Government and other health partners.More than 1 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Race to stop disease

A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.

- BBC - UK

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

To avoid more Freetown disasters, it’s time for some joined-up programming on disaster risk reduction

- UN - INT

Africa in the News: Kenya's opposition disputes election results, Namibia cuts interest rates, and Sierra Leone mourns mudslide victims

Kenyan opposition disputes election results as Angola prepares for next week's parliamentary elections Last Friday, Kenya's electoral commission announced the official results of the August 8 elections. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected with 54.3 percent of the votes. Opposition leader Raila Odinga received ...

- Brookings - US

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