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Makeni Destination Guide

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Makeni in the region of Northern Province with it's 87,679 inhabitants is a place in Sierra Leone - some 85 mi (or 137 km) East of Freetown, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Makeni is now 12:33 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Freetown" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Monrovia, Bissau, Tawnkawnba, Tambianu, Rosanda or Conakry. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tekaw, Sowlia, Rosint, Rogbom, Rogberi and Binkolo. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Godkiss the Makeni Town Crier

01:32 min ( June 26, 2012 by gratchkins)
Views: 107 - Rating: 5/5

There were many unsung heroes at the first ever marathon held in Sierra Leone on 9 June 2012. One was Godkiss, town crier in the host city of Makeni. In the days leading up to the event and on race da...

Modu dancing (Sierra Leone)

00:48 min ( February 24, 2008 by happybart)
Views: 1,993 - Rating: 5/5

A short film of little boy Modu dancing. Just a few weeks ago he was operated and his left hip was removed... Who says you need two hips to be a good dancer?!?

Merv the Goat

03:53 min ( February 15, 2010 by cpoulain)
Views: 43,386 - Rating: 3.64/5

**Warning** This video shows the killing of a goat. ---- We bought this goat for Leones in a village outside of Makeni, Sierra Leone. The occasion was a BBQ party later that evening

Journey to Panguma Hospital Sierra Leon...

03:09 min ( March 13, 2009 by mitchol1111)
Views: 1,300 - Rating: 3/5

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Interesting facts about this location


Makeni is the largest city and economic center of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is the capital and administrative center of Bombali District; and is also the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone by population. Makeni lies approximately 137 kilometers (85 miles) east of Freetown. Makeni is a major commercial, educational, tranportational and economic center. The city had a population of 80,840 in the 2004 census and a current estimate of 112,489http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg.

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Located at 8.88, -12.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Populated places in Sierra Leone


Binkolo is a rural town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Binkolo is home to an estimated 13,867 residents (2004 census). The majority of the population are from the Limba ethnic group. The town is the birthplace of Sierra Loene's second President, Joseph Saidu Momoh. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:8|57|N|11|59|W|region:SL_type:city_source:GNS-enwiki|| |primary |name= }}

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Located at 8.88, -12.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Populated places in Sierra Leone

Masanga Hospital

Masanga Hospital or Masanga Leprosy Hospital is a hospital that currently provides free healthcare in paediatrics, maternity, general medicine and surgery. It is located in Tonkolili district, Northern Province, Sierra Leone. The hospital was ransacked and used as a rebel stronghold during the Sierra Leone Civil War, but having reopened in 2006 it is now a functioning rural hospital once more.

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Located at 8.88, -12.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:Hospitals in Sierra Leone