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Sierra Leone – poor but brimming with potential

First impressions of what to expect in Sierra Leone were not encouraging. The Sierra Leone High Commission in the UK, where tourists are required to apply for visas, is on a narrow street in central London. The reception area was dark and shabby.

Visa applicants were directed along a gloomy passage to an official sitting area in a small room behind a desk piled high with a clutter of papers and forms. Fortunately, the process proved to be less arduous than feared, and the official who issued the visa was courteous and amiable.