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Sierra_Leone_Beaches
Sierra Leone’s beaches have been praised by many and can be seen as its’ main tourist attraction. Even though a couple have been affected by sand-mining, they have been spared from commercialization and mass-tourism and offer some of the most stunning vistas of the continent.
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Ricketts Life
Said to be named after Major H.J. Ricketts who, after retiring from the army, worked in the Liberated African Department of Sierra Leone. He founded numerous villages for liberated Africans though he later fled Sierra Leone due to unpopularity with the local population. Ricketts was founded in 1830 and by 1847 had grown to a...
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Old St Luke's Church
Dublin is 11 miles long  and  1.3 quarters miles wide with seven hills and seven beaches and a population of 842 (2012). Dublin is full of backyard gardens, big breadfruit trees and rare and delightful butterflies. In the morning, you will be greeted by beautiful sounds of strange and beautiful birds. Dublin was once controlled...
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Sierra Leone Basketball players
The Archibald Red Flames were losing by 22 points with only a quarter of the game to play. The basketball court at the National Stadium was packed and hissing with noise from the crowd and the sound of pounding rubber soles and colliding bodies on the concrete. Due to foul trouble, most of the first...
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Nina's Coffee
When it comes to Nina’s Coffee “homemade with love” is not just a marketing tagline; the stuff is literally brewed in the kitchen of proprietor Sylthea Redwood-Sawyerr. She plays music as she roasts the beans in small batches. Each batch receives the attention a mother pays to her family’s morning pot of coffee. Small roasting...
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York
York is a distinctly Krio village with a rich history though the village also comprises of various other tribes. Prior to the arrival of the liberated slaves, the Sherbro were settled in the area and the village as called Momimi. York village is over 200 years old, predominantly Christian with old churches and beautiful layout...
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St Charles Church, Regent
As the Liberated African Villages grew, it was decided that structures had to be established to cater for the spiritual and educational welfare of the emerging communities. The government agreed to finance the construction of schools and churches. In 1816, the government financed the building of a stone church the Regent, one of the Liberated...
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The Martello Tower
Due to frequent attacks on Freetown in the 19th century by the Temne under the leadership of King Tom, the government became nervy about future attacks on the colony. The governor of the day instructed that a Martello Tower be built on the top of Tower Hill as a defence mechanism. Similar structures were a...
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National Railway Museum
The Sierra Leone National Railway Museum was established by Col. Steve Davies MBE, Deputy Commander of the International Military Advisory Training Team (IMATT) in Sierra Leone, working in his spare time with a team of fifteen young unemployed Sierra Leoneans. Together they have transformed a shed of locomotives, abandoned since abolition of the State railway...
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Old Fourah Bay College Building
Old Fourah Bay College is probably Freetown’s most famous institution , it is the oldest university in West Africa. In it’s former splendor, Sierra Leone became known as the “Athens of West Africa” as scholars from all over Africa would travel to Sierra Leone to further their education. Samuel Adjai Crowther, the college’s first student,...
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