Sierra Leone: Missing people feared dead

As Sierra Leone continues to mourn the death of hundreds of people after a hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud, families are searching for loved ones that are still missing.

Below are some of the missing people:

We are appealing to all Sierra Leoneans to work together and support those in need.

The number of bodies is still increasing. A Mortuary attendant at the Connaught Hospital-Sinneh Kamara on Monday disclosed that they have (at the moment) more than 200 dead bodies including 30 children.

The mortuary is presently overwhelmed with bodies in Freetown and the people are still on-edge following forecast of more heavy rains.

Contact specimen if you know about a missing case. We are using this platform to help families identify victims of the disaster.



Israel responds with a helping hand to Sierra Leone after devastating landslide


Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday instructed the Foreign Ministry to send aid to Sierra Leone, after the devastating landslide that killed more than three hundred people in the capital.


Netanyahu instructs Foreign Ministry to send medicine, clean water, blankets, and food, according to The Times of Israel.

“The prime minister has ordered the Foreign Ministry to extend aid to Sierra Leone in any way and as soon as possible,” his office said.

The aid will be made available to the Government of Sierra Leone via the embassy in Senegal.

Torrential rain fall which started in the early hours of 4:30 am in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown also affected residents of Regent, Kaningo, IMATT, Kingtom, and other sectors in Western Freetown.

Continuous heavy rainfalls are common in Sierra Leone due to the country’s tropical climate but recent events are different with the high level of torrential rains and flooding, causing havoc throughout the country.

The houses of the Information and Communication Minister and the Mayor of Freetown have reportedly collapsed at Regent with all the caretakers of the minister dead.

Sierra Leone’s Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was “likely that hundreds are lying dead”.

Mr Foh told Reuters news agency that the disaster was “so serious that I myself feel broken”, adding that the area was being cordoned off as people were being evacuated.



Sierra Leone president in Riyadh to participate in Arab Islamic American Summit

By M.B. Jalloh, Saudi Arabia

Sierra Leone president, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, is in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Arab Islamic American Summit, with aims to establish a new partnership to confront extremism and terrorism.


The Summit will be held by leaders of Muslim-majority countries and United States President, Donald Trump.

“The aim of the summit is to work towards the establishment of a new partnership to confront extremism and terrorism and reinforce the values of tolerance and coexistence in the Arab region,” a top Arab diplomat said.

President Koroma was invited by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud during his last State visit two weeks ago to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to be held on Sunday, May 21.

On arrival at the King Salman Air Base, President Koroma was received by Sierra Leone’s resident Ambassador in Riyadh, Alhaji M.S.Kargbo, the Governor of Riyadh, His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and other high profile Saudi officials.


President is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara, Mines and Mineral Resources Minister, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, Information and Communications Minister, Mr. Mohamed Bangura, Trade and Industry Minister, Capt. Momodu Allieu Pat Sowe, Deputy Bank Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Lahai Stevens, Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. John Edison Milton, among others.

Sierra Leone: We are Freetown!

By Alpha Bedoh Kamara


Freetown Cotton Tree

Founded on the backdrop of slavery, Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone is speaking, narrating her story of trials and triumph, of a city, crafted, by tears, hope, and freedom.

And like the resilience of the  Freetown Cotton Tree, Raymond D’Souza George’s words are voices speaking from a city that speaks of freedom. A city people can call home!

The city of Freetown was founded on March 11, 1792 by Lieutenant John Clarkson and black ex-slaves and free people called the Nova Scotian Settlers, who were transported to Sierra Leone by the Sierra Leone Company in 1792.

The city of Freetown was founded as a land for freed African American and West Indian slaves, and their descendants are known as the Creole people. Freetown is the oldest capital to be founded by African Americans, having been founded thirty years before Monrovia, Liberia.

Sierra Leone: Demographic profile of the population

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point during the slave trade.

Robert Mugabe SPEECH at AU SUMMIT 2016



Zimababwe’s President Robert Mugabe chants Zanu PF slogans with supporters gathered at the Harare International Conference Centre in Harare, Wednesday May 3, 2000. Mugabe launched the Zanu PF’s election manifesto which bears the slogan “Land is the Economy and the Economy is Land”. (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)

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Children in low-income countries continue to have worse cancer-related outcomes than those in high-income countries.

Childhood Cancer International, the umbrella organization currently representing 180 parent-led childhood cancer organizations in 90 countries.

On January 11th it launched, the first global initiative where their member childhood cancer organizations join forces to raise awareness.

Rowaca Cancer Group – Sierra Leone therefore called on Governments in Africa to support efforts being made  and prioritise cancer policies.


  1. Cancer is a significant cause of childhood death in developing countries
  2. Childhood cancer is not preventable but is curable in many cases
  3. Treating childhood cancer does not have to be expensive, small investments in services yield big returns in patient life years gained
  4. Optimal diagnosis, treatment and care requires concentration of expertise and resources, supported by a robust referral network
  5. National childhood cancer strategies must be an integral part of all NCCPs and NCD plans

Alpha Bedoh Kamara explaining the burden of cancer in Africa during a class exercise with nursing students in Kissy