Beauty Queens to the rescue in Sierra Leone


Revisited. Septembre 30, 2017.

14 minutes. A report by Maïla Mendy and Marie Dubois.


In January 2016, Sierra Leone, a small West African country torn apart by war and ranked among the poorest in the world, created a sensation at the Miss Universe event. For the first time, a Miss Sierra Leone, Hawa Kamara, took part in the prestigious beauty contest. Now, the country wants to build on the new-found raised profile that that created to restore the country’s image and make it a flagship African tourist destination once more.


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