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Floods in DRC, Sierra Leone linked to climate change
August 25, 2017
Deadly floods in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone have raised questions about Africa's ability to adapt to climate change. Both landslides occured after torrential rains, creating major challenges for town and country planners.
There were two disastorous floods in the region in the space of a week.The sites of the two landslides are 5000 kilometres apart.
One flood swept over a fishing village on the banks of lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of Congo, last Wednesday.
The other, two days earlier, occurred in the bustling Sierra Leonean capital Freetown.
However, they are not unique. Flooding is a regular occurance in the region.