Yearly Archives: 2014


Photos of the old Cape Sierra Hotel

The original Cape Sierra Hotel was built in the late 60s and opened around 1970. Located at the north end of Lumley Beach, the hotel was very popular with visitors and with local people who had enough money to go there. With a bar, a basement nightclub, and a pool it was the ultimate in […]


Sierra Leone Maps

Sierra Leone Maps: Sierra Leone: Inside the War includes nine maps that show areas of fighting and movements of fighters. Most of the towns and villages mentioned in the text are included on the maps. Click on the map to enlarge and save (right click, “save image as”). Map 1: West Africa Map 2: Sierra […]


Area of Combat

This map shows the three countries involved in the conflict and their capitals – Sierra Leone (Freetown), Liberia (Monrovia) and Guinea (Conakry). The arrows show the route of the first attacks into Sierra Leone from Liberia in 1991. The arrows to the north are the first attacks on Kailahun District, and those to the south […]


Ebola in Kailahun District

  This photo was taken in Kailahun District near the town of Buedu where the RUF rebels had their headquarters. Kailahun District is located in the far east of the country bordering both Liberia and Guinea and was the site of the first RUF rebel attacks from Liberia in 1991. The rebels controlled the upper […]