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  • The perfect beaches

    Everything! The city. The marked. The people. The villages. All the children staring at me (many had never seen a white child). The beaches! Quoting Lonely Planet: The beaches in Sierra Leone must be one of the worlds best kept secrets! I can’t agree more. Once you have experienced them the rest are boring.... My monkey, Skippy!! We had a long...

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  • Internet cafes and e-mail

    Friends -- 79B1 Bai Bureh Road, Kissy, Freetown, Sierra Leone.The CNET Cybercafé, is located at the C-MET offices at 41 Main Motor Road in Congo Cross, Freetown. The cybercafé consists of ten computer stations, a laser printer and a scanner.Securicom 29 Pademba RD Freetown tel 32-22-229652

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  • Sierra Leone Background: Since...

    Sierra Leone Background: Since 1991, civil war between the government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (well over one-third of the population) many of whom are now refugees in neighboring countries. A peace agreement, signed on 7 July 1999, offers...

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  • Green fauna, White beaches, Blue Sea.

    The warmth that not only comes from the sun but also from the people.The sheer beauty of the landscapes, the clean beaches and particularly the Beach Bars.. My fondest memory was on my last trip to Sierra Leone. Relaxing on Lumley Beach at around 11pm on Jan 1st, with cold beer,grilled Red Snapper, great friends and the sound of the rolling...

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  • Ethnic groups: 20 native...

    Ethnic groups: 20 native African tribes 90% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 30%), Creole 10% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-eighteenth century), refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians Religions: Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%,...

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  • Since 1991, civil war between...

    Since 1991, civil war between the government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (well over one-third of the population) many of whom are now refugees in neighboring countries. A peace agreement, signed on 7 July 1999, offers hope that the country...

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  • In January 1999, at least...

    In January 1999, at least 5,000 persons (including several foreign nationals) were killed when rebel forces attacked Freetown. Despite a July 1999 peace agreement between the government and rebel forces, control of much of the country is still being contested by armed combatants. In May 2000, over 20 protesters and an unknown number of rebel guards...

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  • Go to the centre of Freetown...

    Go to the centre of Freetown to talk to the people and ask them about their country. I hasten to point out, that I am from the British Military forces and as such had a lot of freedom to do this as I did not feel threatened by violence in the slightest. The joy as I and a few colleagues went to a blind school in Freetown and were sung Christmas...

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  • See the coastline. It seemed...

    See the coastline. It seemed to stretch forever. Except for the odd piece of garbage and the occasional child pooping in the water it was a refreshing break from the heat. Even if it was only for an hour and only once a week. Except for the children begging for food and money......The Beach! I think it was more just a sign of the times. And of...

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  • I was part of a Canadian Air...

    I was part of a Canadian Air Force logistics team that went over to provide support for the UN based at the Freetown International Airport at Lungi. As such we camped in the Airport area and only travelled to the beach and no other places. Our mission was to assist the United Nations in off loading the large cargo aircraft with their massive...

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