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- Blog from Beyond...: Nairobi, Accra, Freetown
I was next to some Ghanaians on their way to Freetown for a wedding. We all looked a little nervous and wondered if we'd have to parachute out when we got there. A lot of fun though and a beautiful way to meet Freetown - the photo above is ... The drive through Freetown was really interesting. It reminded me a lot of Kampala because there were street vendors and food sellers everywhere. A country coming out of a 10 year, devastating war; a non-functioning state and still ...
- Tips on Sierra Leone's Religious Tolerance
I mean the Middle East conflict, the source of the September 11, 2001 attacks. This is because the fights in that part of the world have a strong scent of religious intolerance. The Middle East is the home of three influential religions in ... The wedding is usually not simultaneous. The same wedding party (of both faiths) would attend church and then mosque, whichever order is more convenient. Sierra Leoneans don't think much of it. Freetown has a Hindu (Indian) temple. ...
- Freetown Massacre of the RUF
“One of the rebels quickly noticed Mr. Ben's wedding ring; he was married to a woman named Zainab who was standing in the women's line. The rebel told Mr. Ben he had a really nice ring and asked him his name but Mr. Ben didn't answer him. I think he was afraid to talk for fear ... In the early morning hours of January 6, thousands of rebels massed near the suburb of Calaba Town some eight miles east of Freetown and began to march westward, firing rapidly into the air. ...