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German help for eastern Freetown

Germany has given Sierra Leone one million marks (US $550,000) to rehabilitate eastern Freetown, which bore the brunt of destruction during a rebel invasion of the capital in January, AFP reported.

Germany Ambassador Conrad Fischer handed over the money to Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister Sama Banya on Thursday, AFP reported Fischer as saying.

Fischer said Germany had already provided funds to help reopen two primary schools in the area and would help to build 100 shelters.

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