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More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

FREETOWN: A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris. Many people living at the foot of Mount Sugar Loaf were asleep when the mountainside collapsed, burying dozens…

Ebola end in sight

DAKAR: The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.