Storm fells Sierra Leone’s historic cotton tree
26 May 2023 | 4:35 pm
A giant tree that towered over Sierra Leone's capital for centuries and symbolized freedom to its early residents crashed down overnight during a heavy rainstorm.
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Advancing into next year's African Cup of Nations is on paper as simple as a victory in Sierra Leone but things could get complicated if the Super Eagles succumb to defeat on Sunday. Ayomide Sotubo previews the crunch clash, this is The Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
A severe weather system has battered southern Brazil leaving at least 11 people dead while searches are taking place for 20 others who are missing.
Saturday's election is considered by some analysts as very tight and too close to call, between the two leading candidates — incumbent Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio and opposition leader Samura Kamara.
The tally is being disputed by the opposition party, which accused the election commission of lacking transparency. Bio is running for a second term against 12 opponents, including his biggest rival Samura Kamara.
The new Museum of African-American history in South Carolina stands on a former wharf that was among the world's largest landing sites for enslaved Africans.
Incumbent President Julius Maada Bio declared winner of country's presidential elections. Bio on Tuesday was re-elected for a second term with 56.17% of the vote, according to the head of the electoral commission.
A violent summer storm swept across the Netherlands, severely affecting air and train traffic. At least one person died in the town of Haarlem.
Maui's iconic Lahaina town, once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, is now reduced to ashes by raging fires. As the death toll rises, the island mourns the loss of its heritage and its residents.
The cleanup has begun in Mexico after Tropical Storm Hilary caused strong winds and flash flooding. Further north, millions of Californians are bracing for unprecedented wild weather.
Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Idalia will hit Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday. Evacuations have been ordered in multiple counties, with flooding along Florida's Gulf Coast expected.
The powerful Mediterranean storm battered eastern Libya swept people into the sea, officials said. An international aid director told DW that Libya is witnessing a "large-scale disaster."
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