Amnesty International says government pledge to rehouse citizens from vulnerable areas amounts to little more than pre-election posturing

Plans by the government of Sierra Leone to relocate thousands of people displaced by last month’s mudslides have been branded a sham.

About 7,000 people were displaced and reports suggest between 800 and 1,000 people died when torrential rains triggered floods and a landslide that engulfed homes in Regent, a mountainous town 15 miles outside the capital, Freetown, on 14 August.

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