Category Archives: Politics

Secretary-General Appoints Bintou Keita of Guinea Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. She will succeed El Ghassim Wane of Mauritania, to whom the Secretary-General reiterates his deep …

Department Press Briefing – September 12, 2017

TRANSCRIPT:

3:04 p.m. EDT

MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody.

QUESTION: Hello.

MS NAUERT: How are you today? We were holding out for the White House to finish, but I know you all have a lot of …

Washington Resident Strives to Break Cycle of Poverty in Africa

Seventy-five dollars will fill up a gas tank in a big sports utility vehicle or pay for a family's casual dinner in the United States. But in a typical African village $75 can help a …

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

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone's rapidly urbanising capital.

The death toll rose within a few days to approximately …

Hospital Officials: Nearly 500 Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslides

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE � Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 …

Death Toll in Sierra Leone Mudslides Tops 400

The United Nations said Friday the death toll from mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has surpassed 400.

Another 600 people remain unaccounted for as workers seek to recover more bodies from the thick mud …

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

The scale of the damage is unprecedented, said UN …

BERRI OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO SIERRA LEONE’S PRESIDENT OVER FLOOD VICTIMS

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, cabled Tuesday Sierra Leone's President, Ernest Koroma, expressing deepest condolences for the fallen victims in wake of the floods that hit parts of Freetown.

He also sent a similar cable to …