Hundreds killed by floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone

At least 312 people have died and more than 2,000 are homeless after floods and mudslides hit Monday the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. Many victims were trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. It’s expected the number of deceased to increase. President Ernest Bai Koroma declared a national emergency.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Africa

At least 17 killed in a jihadist attack at a restaurant in Ouagadougou

Probably Islamic extremists killed at least 17 people opening fire at Aziz Istanbul,  a Turkish restaurant late Sunday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Eight others were wounded. Several hours later, a heavy exchange of gunfire could still be heard. Efforts are underway to identify the bodies so the authorities can inform their families

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa