Upcountry May 4th 2010 Apoto, apoto, apoto!! is one of the main expressions we heard the children yell as we walked through Kabala, a city located 312km into the provinces.
Along with two friends, I took a government bus (for Le20,000 / $5) from Freetown to the provinces. The 6 hour bus ride that was supposed to leave at 6AM, didn't leave until 7:30AM. I should have known, could have gotten an extra hou ... read more
Africa » Sierra Leone The 1991 to 2002 civil war between the government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population), many of whom are now refugees i... ... read more