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Afula-Gilboa, Israel   |   Amalfi, Italy    |   Avignon, France   |   Freetown, Sierra Leone
Hue, Vietnam   |   León, Nicaragua    |   Tetlanohcan, Mexico

Freetown, Sierra Leone (1996)


Freetown, Sierra Leone (1996)

Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. In 2007 Freetown was a destination for the New Haven's Schooner Amistad, retracing the infamous Atlantic slave route.  DISCOVER

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Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2015


The relationship of the people of New Haven with Sierra Leone was initiated in 1839 when the African captives of the Amistad Revolt were brought from New London, CT to jail in New Haven to await trial for piracy and murder. The entire cabinet of Sierra Leone attended the dedication of the statute of Sengbe Pieh in New Haven in 1992. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is a city whose normal population of 500,000 has nearly doubled due to the influx of countryside refugees avoiding recent civil strife. The country is predominantly an agricultural country with 65 percent of the population devoted to very small-scale production. Natural resources are gold, diamonds, bauxite, and rutile.


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Comment by Shaundolyn Slaughter on March 2, 2015 at 9:42am

Mayor Toni N. Harp and the committee, Citizens to Drive out Ebola will be acknowledging the community's efforts in this humanitarian effort that made it possible for us to exceed the $100,000 goal at a press conference on Monday, March 2 at 10:30am at City Hall in New Haven. As a result, four vehicles and medical supplies will be sent to our Sister City, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Ambassador Bockari Stevens will be joining us.

Comment by Shaundolyn Slaughter on January 25, 2015 at 10:14am
Comment by Shaundolyn Slaughter on January 25, 2015 at 10:14am

Citizens to Drive Out Ebola
invite you to an evening of live jazz and complimentary
hors d ‘oeuvres to raise money to eradicate Ebola
in Freetown, Sierra Leone, New Haven’s Sister City

9th Note Jazz Supper Club
56 Orange St, New Haven
Sunday, January 25th
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Donation: $25
Tickets available online at
*Write “All that Jazz” in the comment section.
Email for more information

Comment by Shaundolyn Slaughter on January 16, 2015 at 11:33am

Come and learn about the Ebola situation in West Africa. 



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