Bo, Sierra Leone

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in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Sierra Leone). The city is a major business, commercial and diamond trade center. Koidu Town is the second largest city in the Eastern Province (after Kenema), and lies approximately 275 miles east of Freetown. The city had a population of 82,899 in the 2004 census Republic of Sierra Leone: 2004 Population and Housing Census: Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. br>


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, as the gauge Sierra Leone Government Railway from Freetown through Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) to Kenema and Daru (Daru, Sierra Leone) with a branch to Makeni closed in 1974. The country does not share rail links with adjacent countries, Guinea (Transport in Guinea) and Liberia (Transport in Liberia). Economy Freetown is the economic and financial center of Sierra Leone. The country's national television and radio stations, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting


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. The two main local radio stations in Bo are Kiss FM 104, and Radio New Song 97.5. The local service of the national broadcaster, SLBS, transmits on 96.5. Commercial station Capital Radio (Capital Radio Sierra Leone) uses 102.3 and BBC World Service also has an FM relay. Sport Like the rest of Sierra Leone, football (association football) is the most popular sport in the city. Bo has two football clubs in the Sierra Leone National Premier League, Bo Rangers, and Nepean


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of the biggest and most prominent secondary schools in West Africa. The school has a history of producing some of Sierra Leone's most gifted students. Bo is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone. The city is home to a significant population of many of Sierra Leone's ethnic groups, although it is the principle home of the Mende people. The Krio language is the most widely spoken language in Bo and is used as the primary language of communication in the city


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center of the Northern Province (Northern Province, Sierra Leone). The city is the capital and administrative center of Bombali District and lies approximately 90 miles east of Freetown. The city is a major commercial, educational, tranportational and economic center. Makeni had a population of 80,840 in the 2004 census Source: Republic of Sierra Leone: 2004 Population and Housing Census: Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay, Andrew A. Karam, Jinnah J. Ngobeh. Published November 2006, and a current estimate of 109,112 Image:CIASierraLeoneKoidu.jpg thumb 240px Koidutown-Sefadu '''Koidu Town''' (also known as '''Koidu''', or '''Sefadu''') is the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown, Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and Kenema) and the capital and economic center of the diamond-rich Kono District in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Sierra Leone). The city is a major business, commercial and diamond trade center. Koidu Town is the second largest city in the Eastern Province (after Kenema), and lies approximately 275 miles east of Freetown. The city had a population of 82,899 in the 2004 census Republic of Sierra Leone: 2004 Population and Housing Census: Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. ''Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay, Andrew A. Karam, Jinnah J. Ngobeh.'' Published November 2006. (a 2006 estimate being 111,800 Largest Cities in Sierra Leone ). At the completion of his primary education, Bio's older sister, Agnes, enrolled him at the Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School) in Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) (commonly known as Bo School), a famous boarding school and one of Sierra Leone's most widely recognized secondary schools. Bio spent seven years at Bo School, rising to become school Prefect. Bio graduated from Bo School in 1984 with A-level at age 20. '''Bo District''' is the second most populous district (Districts of Sierra Leone) in Sierra Leone (after the Western Area Urban District) and is located in the Southern Province (Southern Province, Sierra Leone) of the country. Its capital (capital city) and largest city is the city of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), which is the second largest city in Sierra Leone. The other major towns in the district include Baoma, Bumpeh, Serabu, Sumbuya, Baiima and Yele. The district population as of 2010 is 561,524. The city of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) also have its own directly elected city council headed by a mayor. The current mayor of Bo is Wusu Sannoh, he is a member of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP). Bo District is a stronghold of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party. Ethnicity The population of Bo District is ethnically and culturally diverse, particularly in the city of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), Sierra Leone's second largest city. The Mende people form the largest ethnic group in Bo District at over 60 percent of the population. The '''Southern Province''' is one of three provinces of Sierra Leone. It covers an area of 19,694 km² and has a population of 1,377,067 (2004 census). It consists of four districts (Bo (Bo District), Bonthe (Bonthe District), Moyamba (Moyamba District), and Pujehun (Pujehun District)). Its capital (Capital (political)) and administrative center is Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), which is also the second largest and second most populated city in Sierra Leone after the nation's capital Freetown. The population of the southern province is largely from the Mende (Mende people) ethnic group. As a military force, EO was extremely skilled and conducted a highly successful counter insurgency against the RUF. In just ten days of fighting, EO was able to drive the RUF forces back sixty miles into the interior of the country. EO outmatched the RUF forces in all operations. In just seven months, EO, with support from loyal SLA and the Kamajors battalions, recaptured the diamond mining districts and the Kangari Hills, a major RUF stronghold. Abdullah, p. 96 A second offensive captured the provincial capital and the largest city in Sierra Leone and destroyed the RUF’s main base of operations near Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), finally forcing the RUF to admit defeat and sign the Abidjan Peace Accord in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 30 November 1996. Gberie, p. 95 This period of relative peace also allowed the country to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in February and March 1996. The town lies on the eastern shore of Sherbro Island, on the Sherbro River estuary, and was once larger than Freetown, but lack of roads to the mainland meant that the population has declined. Bonthe is about 60 miles south-west of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and 187 miles south-east of Freetown. The inhabitants of the town belong mainly to the Sherbro (Sherbro people) ethnic group.


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largest vocational school, which was officially open by Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koroma in April 2013news-articles 649-as-president-koroma-opens-industrial-growth-centre-in-bo-he-reiterates-commitment-to-prioritize-agriculture-in-the-agenda-for-prosperity-Secondary Schools in Bo * Christ the King College Christ the King Collegel . * Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School) * Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School * Queen of the Rosary Secondary School * Comprehensive Secondary School * St. Andrews Secondary School * Bo Commercial Secondary school * SLMB Secondary School * St. Pauls Junior Secondary School * Ken Wiebe School * Njala University Experimental Secondary School Media Bo is the second most important city in Sierra Leone, after the capital Freetown. The two main local radio stations in Bo are Kiss FM 104, and Radio New Song 97.5. The local service of the national broadcaster, SLBS, transmits on 96.5. Commercial station Capital Radio (Capital Radio Sierra Leone) uses 102.3 and BBC World Service also has an FM relay. Sport Like the rest of Sierra Leone, football (association football) is the most popular sport in the city. Bo has two football clubs in the Sierra Leone National Premier League, Bo Rangers, and Nepean Stars. Both clubs play their home games at the Bo Stadium. Another club from Bo Town called the Kakua Rangers plays in the Sierra Leone National First Division, the second highest football league in Sierra Leone, after the Sierra Leone National Premier League. There are several clubs from Bo Town in the lower divisions of Sierra Leone league system. Crime Since the end of the civil war in 2002, there has been an increase in homicide, armed robbery, home invasion and carjacking in Bo Town. Petty crime and pick pocketing of wallets, cell phones, and passports are very common in the city. Over the past year, criminal exploits have become more aggressive; increasingly operating in numbers and using weapons. Like in most West African countries, local criminals target expatriates due to their perceived wealth. Demographics Bo has an ethnically diverse population, although the Mende (Mende people) make up the largest ethnic group. The city is home to a significant numbers of many of the country's ethnic groups as well as a large Liberian community. The population of the city is about equal in numbers between Muslims and Christians. Bo Airport Bo Airport serves the Bo District and the Southern Province (Southern Province, Sierra Leone). There are regular connections from Bo to Freetown, and other major cities in the country. Airports in Sierra Leone Notable people from Bo * Nabih Berri, speaker of Lebanese parliament * Joe Robert Pemagbi, Sierra Leone ambassador to the United Nations * Kanja Ibrahim Sesay, Financial Secretary of Bo District Students Union and Secretary General of the Fourah Bay College Students Union * Wusu Sannoh, mayor of Bo *Sallieu Bundu, Sierra Leonean football star *Samuel Sidikie, Formal student S.O.S.H.G.I.S Bo. *Caddi Golia, Epidemiologist *Nuli Lemoh, Paediatrician; founder of Bo Children's Hospital Bo Children's Hospital Namesakes There are other towns in Sierra Leone with the same name. References The town lies on the eastern shore of Sherbro Island, on the Sherbro River estuary, and was once larger than Freetown, but lack of roads to the mainland meant that the population has declined. Bonthe is about 60 miles south-west of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and 187 miles south-east of Freetown. The inhabitants of the town belong mainly to the Sherbro (Sherbro people) ethnic group.


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on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. ''Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay, Andrew A. Karam, Jinnah J. Ngobeh.'' Published November 2006. a 2010 estimate of 215,474, and current estimates of approximately 300,000.

Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. ''Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay, Andrew A. Karam, Jinnah J. Ngobeh.'' Published November 2006. and a more recent estimate of 182,106 '''Makeni''' is the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown, Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and Kenema) and the largest city and economic

center of the Northern Province (Northern Province, Sierra Leone). The city is the capital and administrative center of Bombali District and lies approximately 90 miles east of Freetown. The city is a major commercial, educational, tranportational and economic center. Makeni had a population of 80,840 in the 2004 census Source: Republic of Sierra Leone: 2004 Population and Housing Census: Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone


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of the biggest and most prominent secondary schools in West Africa. The school has a history of producing some of Sierra Leone's most gifted students. Bo is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone. The city is home to a significant population of many of Sierra Leone's ethnic groups, although it is the principle home of the Mende people. The Krio language is the most widely spoken language in Bo and is used as the primary language of communication in the city

. The city's population is religiously diverse among Muslims and Christians. The city of Bo is one of Sierra Leone's six municipalities and is governed by a directly elected city council, headed by a mayor. Like in most parts of the Southern Province, the majority of the residents in Bo vote for the Sierra Leone People's Party in presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections. As with the rest of Sierra Leone, football (association football) is by far

and carjacking in Bo Town. Petty crime and pick pocketing of wallets, cell phones, and passports are very common in the city. Over the past year, criminal exploits have become more aggressive; increasingly operating in numbers and using weapons. Like in most West African countries, local criminals target expatriates due to their perceived wealth. Demographics Bo has an ethnically diverse population, although the Mende (Mende people) make up the largest ethnic group. The city is home


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also awards scholarship to students from poor family backgrounds who are unable to meet their educational needs. Education As in most parts of Sierra Leone, the Krio language is widely spoken in the city Bo, although English (English language) is the official language spoken at schools and government places. The Mende language is also widely understood by the city's residents. Bo has one of the highest literacy rates in Sierra Leone. The city is home to Bo Teacher's


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and carjacking in Bo Town. Petty crime and pick pocketing of wallets, cell phones, and passports are very common in the city. Over the past year, criminal exploits have become more aggressive; increasingly operating in numbers and using weapons. Like in most West African countries, local criminals target expatriates due to their perceived wealth. Demographics Bo has an ethnically diverse population, although the Mende (Mende people) make up the largest ethnic group. The city is home to a significant numbers of many of the country's ethnic groups as well as a large Liberian community. The population of the city is about equal in numbers between Muslims and Christians. Bo Airport Bo Airport serves the Bo District and the Southern Province (Southern Province, Sierra Leone). There are regular connections from Bo to Freetown, and other major cities in the country. Airports in Sierra Leone Notable people from Bo * Nabih Berri, speaker of Lebanese parliament * Joe Robert Pemagbi, Sierra Leone ambassador to the United Nations * Kanja Ibrahim Sesay, Financial Secretary of Bo District Students Union and Secretary General of the Fourah Bay College Students Union * Wusu Sannoh, mayor of Bo *Sallieu Bundu, Sierra Leonean football star *Samuel Sidikie, Formal student S.O.S.H.G.I.S Bo. *Caddi Golia, Epidemiologist *Nuli Lemoh, Paediatrician; founder of Bo Children's Hospital Bo Children's Hospital Namesakes There are other towns in Sierra Leone with the same name. References The town lies on the eastern shore of Sherbro Island, on the Sherbro River estuary, and was once larger than Freetown, but lack of roads to the mainland meant that the population has declined. Bonthe is about 60 miles south-west of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and 187 miles south-east of Freetown. The inhabitants of the town belong mainly to the Sherbro (Sherbro people) ethnic group.

Bo, Sierra Leone

thumb 240px Satellite view of Bo (Landsat (File:Bo WorldWind Satelite image.jpg) image viewed using NASA World Wind software) '''Bo''' also commonly referred to as '''Bo Town''', is the second largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown) and the largest city in the Southern Province (Southern Province, Sierra Leone). The city serves as the capital and administrative (administration (government)) center of Bo District. Bo is a major urban (Urban area) center, and lies approximately After Freetown, Bo is the leading financial, educational, commercial and urban center of Sierra Leone. The city of Bo is one of Sierra Leone's six municipalities and is locally governed by a directly elected Bo City Council, headed by a mayor. The municipality of Bo had a population of 149,957 in the 2004 census, Republic of Sierra Leone: 2004 Population and Housing Census: Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. ''Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay, Andrew A. Karam, Jinnah J. Ngobeh.'' Published November 2006. a 2010 estimate of 215,474, and current estimates of approximately 300,000. http: www.desiglobetrotter.com shifting-lenses-from-tourism-to-development

The city is the primary home of Njala University, the second largest university in Sierra Leone, after the Fourah Bay College. Bo is also home to the Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School), commonly known as Bo School, which is one of the biggest and most prominent secondary schools in West Africa. The school has a history of producing some of Sierra Leone's most gifted students.

Bo is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone. The city is home to a significant population of many of Sierra Leone's ethnic groups, although it is the principle home of the Mende people. The Krio language is the most widely spoken language in Bo and is used as the primary language of communication in the city. The city's population is religiously diverse among Muslims and Christians.

The city of Bo is one of Sierra Leone's six municipalities and is governed by a directly elected city council, headed by a mayor. Like in most parts of the Southern Province, the majority of the residents in Bo vote for the Sierra Leone People's Party in presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections.

As with the rest of Sierra Leone, football (association football) is by far the most popular sport in Bo. The Bo Rangers Football Club is the professional football club that represents the city in the Sierra Leone National Premier League. The club is overwhelmingly popular in Bo. Bo has several clubs in the lower divisions of the Sierra Leone football league, including the Nepean Stars and Kakua Rangers F.C..

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