Sierra Leone Mudslides: A Preventable Social Disaster or an Inevitable 'Natural Disaster'?

What lessons can African countries learn from Sierra Leone’s devastating mudslides? Was the disaster due to natural events or is there a social dimension? Is there anything such as a 'natural disaster'? What can be done to reduce risks?

Sierra Leone Mudslides: A Preventable Social Disaster or an Inevitable 'Natural Disaster'?
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and not The African Exponent. Please email us with any questions.
Share this article
Linkedin share icon
Whatsapp share icon

Next From Your Saved Articles

Log in or create an account to add articles to your saved articles list.

Related Articles

Religion and Morality: The coexistence of overt religiosity and rampant corruption in Africa

Rampant corruption is flourishing alongside overt …

Oct 31st
The African Migrant Crisis: What is driving Migration?

Emigration is rife in African countries. What are …

Oct 19th
Tackling Urban Disasters: The Role of a Legislative Framework as a First Step to Risk Reduction

Urban hazards in Africa include poorly constructed…

May 20th
Deforestation in Somaliland: Challenges and Solutions

After Somaliland declared its independence, local …

May 6th
Tackling Urban Disasters: The Role of a Legislative Framework as a First Step to Risk Reduction

Urban hazards in Africa include poorly constructed…

May 20th
African Taboos and Environmental Conservation

Finally, to my fellow countrymen, let’s go back to…

Mar 26th

Most Read Articles

1.

There are nearly 4,000 infections and more than 10…

Mar 28th
Strongest Weapons to Battle COVID-19: Identify, Isolate, Treat, Trace, Repeat
2.

On the continent, the number of cases surpasses 1,…

Mar 22nd
As Numbers Soar, African Nations Take Aggressive Approach to Fighting COVID-19
3.

Africa is increasingly a business travel destinati…

Mar 26th
3 Tips for Business Travellers in Africa
4.

In recent years it has become increasingly obvious…

Apr 3rd
A Chinese Consortium Was Given 2 Blocks of the Simandou Deposit
5.

This highly contagious respiratory disease is sile…

Mar 24th
On World Tuberculosis Day, Someone Will Die Every 21 Seconds

More Articles

The continent has more than 220 cases in 22 countr…

Mar 14th

While barriers have been broken and achievements h…

Mar 8th

Africa has so far largely escaped the wrath of the…

Mar 6th

China - What do You Want in Africa?

Mar 5th

After recent battles with Ebola, the continent is …

Feb 23rd