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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sierra Leone gained political independence in April 27th 1961 after more than 150 years of British colonial rule. 

The new nation was born at exactly midnight on 27th April, 1961 when it’s green, white and blue flag was unfurled. A huge crowd, gathered at Brook fields Playground in Freetown to watch the historic moment.

According to the BBC, Independence Day formally began as the Duke of Kent handed over Royal Instruments to the then Prime Minister, Sir Milton Margai at Parliament Building recognizing Sierra Leone as an independent nation.