Kabala Sierra Leone

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Kabala is the capital and largest town of Koinadugu District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Kabala is one of the main towns in Northern Sierra Leone and is set in a rural lanscape. The town is an agricultural center and is close to the border with Guinea. Kabala lies approximately 120 miles north-east of the northern economic center of Makeni and approximately 185 miles east of the capital Freetown [1]. The population of the Kabala was 14,108 in the 2004 census, [ 1 ] and a current estimate of 19,074 (World Gazetteer estimate). The population of Kabala is ethnically diverse and its people are largely muslim.

In 2000 the United Nations reported that, after the Civil War. "Kabala, in the north, life appears to be returning to normal following fighting". In 2002 newspapers reported a visit to the town by "Bangladesh 's visiting foreign minister", suggesting that the town had sufficiently recovered for it to be shown to important overseas visitors.

The population of Kabala is predominantly muslim. Kabala is one of the most ethnically diverse town in Sierra Leone. The population is largely from the Fula. Kuranko. Mandingo. Temne. Yalunka and Limba ethnic group.

Bintumani 93.5 is the local radio station that serves Kabala and the rest of Koinadugu District. Sierra Leone's national radio and televesion stations, SLBS are on the air in the city, as well as The BBC world service. CNN International. and several other private stations are on the air for those who have satellite.

There are government-recognised secondary schools, all of which have religious affiliations. There is a new Islamic school, the Kabala Islamic Secondary School, which is as yet unrecognised.

Like the rest of Sierra Leone, football is by far the most popular sport in Kabala. The city major football team is the Bintumani Scorpions. The club currently playing in the Sierra Leone Nationwide First Division, the second highest football league in Sierra Leone. Kabala Secondary School is the biggest and oldest Secondary School. It was founded by Catholic Missionaries.

The town is known for its cloth and tailoring, and especially for the making of the "ronko" gown, a traditional Limba and Koranko war shirt which is believed to have supernatural powers. There is no electricity other than individual generators. There are medical facilities, the government hospital and two clinics. There are a number of traditional circular hut settlements on the outskirts, but mostly the buildings are single-story tin & brick.

There is an 80-mile bus service from Makeni. but the surfaced highway peters out some 25 miles (40 km) from Kabala and forms a winding dirt track.

There is a Central Business District and roofed market, with large well-stocked Lebanese -run stores. The market serves as an unofficial social centre as well as a trading centre. There is a community bank which houses a branch of the Western Union in the town.

There is a cinema, and a traditional New Year's Day picnic on Gbawuria Hill to the west of the town. [ citation needed ]

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