|Population (2006 estimate)|
|• Total||8,098  Leone/02/Kamakwie/|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC-5)|
Kamakwie is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The population of the town was over 8,098 in 2006 estimate . The population of Kamakwie is predominantly from the Limba, Temne, and Loko ethnic groups.
Kamakwie was a scene of heavy fighting between Nigerian-lead Ecomog troops and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF); up to 15 people were killed, 90 houses were burned down, and several people had their arms or legs amputated apparently in attacks by the RUF.
The local hospital (Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital) is highly regarded and known all over West Africa.
- "Rebel Action on the Kamakwie Road". October 2001.
A charity organization called We Yone Child Foundation-Sierra Leone working in Kamakwie on street children, orphans, women, child trafficking, HIV/AIDS affected children, women, young people and other vulnerable children. They help provide basis needs and supplies, livelihood empowerment skills programs, and shelter in the form of orphanage for homeless children.
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