Visit to Sierra Leone gives a new appreciation for day-to-day services

This giant cotton tree which dominates downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone was very important to former slaves who returned to Africa in the late 1700s and early 1800s. They had to symbolically touch the tree to know that they were truly free of slavery. Freetown was set up as a refuge for former slaves, some of whom returned there from homes in Nova Scotia in the late 1700s. — Image Credit: Frank Bucholtz/Langley Times

 Opinion By: Frank Bucholtz/Langley Times (Jan 6, 2014 ) After spending five weeks in West Africa, it is certainly good to be back home in B.C. I no longer take our day-to-day services for granted. This giant cotton tree which dominates downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone was very important to former slaves who returned to Africa in the late 1700s More...

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By On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Gambia Bird begins London to Freetown air service

 By:  Ibrahim Tarawallie (Concord Times) Just a year after commencing operations in Sierra Leone, Gambia Bird on Monday November 11o fficially began its air service from London to Freetown and back to London More...

Peter Beckley
By On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

My Travelogue- African Style.- A Must read. By Peter Beckley

 By: Peter Beckley What I love most about Africa is travelling to and from the West Coast. To say the least, for most of the time you have to contend with the most impolite ground crew on earth, arrogant air More...

Christina Stevens
By On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Getting to know Freetown

 By: Christina Stevens (Globalnews) A few days ago, it was “cleaning day” in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I don’t mean that everyone was at home scrubbing down the house, it’s actually an More...

Filippo Bozotti-(Tribewanted Sierra Leone)
By On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Sierra Leone:-Destroying Paradise to Make Concrete Blocks.

 By: Filippo Bozotti- (Tribewanted, Sierra Leone) Sierra Leone has been my home away from home for the last two years. In 2010 we launched our ambitious second Tribewanted project there, on the pristine beaches More...

Saying good-bye to a Chelonia species before being freed at Turtle Island.
By On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Saving the Sea Turtle populations in Sierra Leone.

 The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) was formed in 1986 in response to the need for a local conservation organization. Little information existed about sea turtle populations in Sierra Leone as More...

S.Leone receives $3mn boost to tourism development
By On Friday, June 1st, 2012

Sierra Leone receives $3mn boost to Tourism development

 FREETOWN — Sierra Leone on Friday launched a $3 million (2.5 million euro) project funded by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to help develop its tourism sector, officials said. The head of the National More...

Tiffany Persons is the Founder and Director of Shine On Sierra Leone1
By On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Untapped Wonder: The True Sierra Leone

 By: Tiffany Persons I just returned from paradise. I met up with old friends, made new ones, swam in the ocean, slept under the stars in a modern earth dome, and was serenaded by midnight bonfires by the More...

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP)
By On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone joins International Council of Tourism Partners

 The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone has become its most recent destination member. This makes the sixth member to join ICTP from Africa. The More...

Little-Mama- (Chimpanzee From Sierra Leone)
By On Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The Oldest Chimpanzee in captivity is From Sierra Leone.

 By: Kim Segal  LOXAHATCHEE, Florida - Senior citizens are common in Florida but one 74-year-old is in a class of her own: “Little Mama” is believed to be the oldest chimpanzee in captivity. Little-Mama- More...