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Vol 47 No 12

Published 9th June 2006

Sierra Leone

The signs are rusting

Politicians compete to lead a government with big changes to make

At the Lumley Beach roundabout, the bar sign that said 'Sweet Salone 2025' has rusted over and nearly collapsed, leaving only Sweet Sal. With the other places of relaxation around Man O' War Bay, it briefly prospered from the civilians and soldiers of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (Unamsil), who have now left. However, the nearby Mammy Yoko hotel still houses the US$23-million a year mission-after-the-mission, the UN Integrated Office for Sierra Leone (Uniosil).

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