from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of Sierra Leone, in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It was settled in 1792 by freed slaves sent from Canada by British abolitionists.

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  • proper noun The capital city of Sierra Leone

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  • noun port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone


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  • FREETOWN: Freetown was returning to normal, a day after head of state Captain Valentine Strasser was ousted by Sierre Leone's military junta.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • FREETOWN: Voting in war-torn Sierra Leone's first multi-party elections in 19 years started smoothly in Freetown, but

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • FREETOWN: At least 16 people have been killed in attacks blamed on rebels in east and north Sierra Leone over the past four days, sources in Freetown said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • FREETOWN - Cd 30 people in Sierra Leone, half of them in the capital Freetown, health officials said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • FREETOWN - The Sierra Leone army backed by Guinean troops beat back rebels from the town of Songo, cutting off a potential rebel infiltration route to the capital Freetown, field officers said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • FREETOWN - It was another star-spangled 4th of July in Freetown with the annual parade featuring everything from majorettes to a World War II tank. Latest Headlines

  • FREETOWN: The UN-backed Sierra Leone tribunal on Monday will hand down its last ever verdict in Freetown in the appeals case against the former leaders of the notorious RUF rebels.


  • While in Freetown he begins a passionate love affair with a beautiful American woman named Maria Tirado, who helps run an orphanage for ex-child soldiers.

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  • Ishmael Beah says that after he arrived at a UNICEF camp for former child soldiers in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1996, a fight broke out between those who had fought for the government and for rebels of Revolutionary United Front (RUF): Six people were killed: two on our side and four on the rebel side; and several were wounded, including two of the men who had brought us [to the camp].

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  • Ishmael Beah says that when he was in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in May 1997: Someone came on the radio and announced himself as the new president of Sierra Leone.

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