When Ebola worsened in Freetown, Salia could have chosen to return to safety in Maryland.
Walking around Freetown as he speaks to me on the phone, the typically upbeat Pratt sounds frustrated.
The court also found that Taylor participated in the planning of attacks, including one on the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown.
West African nation, literally "lion mountains," from Spanish sierra "mountain range" (see sierra) + leon "lion" (see lion). Attested from mid-15c. in Portuguese explorers' accounts, and a very early explanation of the name derives it from the "roaring" of thunder in the mountains. Related: Sierra Leonean.
Note: After the American Revolutionary War, attempts were made to settle freed slaves in Sierra Leone. Formerly a British protectorate, Sierra Leone became independent in 1961.