Sierra Leone

Country number:
179
Territory number:
224
"Whenever I speak at the United Nations, UNICEF or elsewhere to raise awareness of the continual and rampant recruitment of children in wars around the world, I come to realize that I still do not fully understand how I could have possibly survived the civil war in my country, Sierra Leone."
Ishmael Beah

Tales from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, The Lion Mountain - in a Nutshell

Sierra Leone has had a bad rep because of its turbulent recent history, so caution is understandable, but I felt perfectly safe
Sierra Leone has had a bad rep because of its turbulent recent history, so caution is understandable, but I felt perfectly safe
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Blood Diamonds - Mining in Kenema, Sierra Leone - West African Journey Part 17

Kenema is the centre for the alluvial diamond mining industry in Sierra Leone, The mines played a key part in the civil war here
Kenema is the centre for the alluvial diamond mining industry in Sierra Leone, The mines played a key part in the civil war here
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Sierra Leone - Where to See a Chimpanzee in West Africa? - West African Journey Part 16

Tacugama chimpanzee sanctuary is set atop one of the hills, in a national park, just outside Freetown. There are about 90 chimps here,
Tacugama chimpanzee sanctuary is set atop one of the hills, in a national park, just outside Freetown. There are about 90 chimps here,
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Sierra Leone - In and Around Freetown - Historical Islands and Incredible Silvery Beaches - West African Journey Part 15

Around Freetown are islands: Bunce (infamous as a centre for the slave trade) Tasso (birds and beaches) and the Banana Islands
Around Freetown are islands: Bunce (infamous as a centre for the slave trade) Tasso (birds and beaches) and the Banana Islands
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