Sinkor

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Sinkor
Sinkor is located in Liberia
Sinkor
Sinkor
Location within Liberia, West Africa
Coordinates: 6°18′0″N 10°46′0″W / 6.30000°N 10.76667°W / 6.30000; -10.76667Coordinates: 6°18′0″N 10°46′0″W / 6.30000°N 10.76667°W / 6.30000; -10.76667
Country Liberia
CountyMontserrado County
Elevation98 ft (29 m)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Sinkor is a section of the Monrovia metropolitan area in Liberia. United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has its headquarters in Sinkor.[1] Embassies, health facilities, and educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations are also in Sinkor.

Tubman Boulevard is the main thoroughfare in Sinkor, which connects the neighborhood to the Capitol Hill area and Monrovia's downtown. The neighborhood is considered to be bounded by UNMIL headquarters to the west and the Spriggs Payne airport to the east.

Commerce[edit]

Sinkor is the headquarters of the Liberian Bank for Development and Infrastructure (LBDI), the Comium and Lonestar telecommunications companies, and many other businesses.

Government[edit]

Sinkor is home to Liberia's National Investment Commission and National Elections Commission. The Elections Commission building was reconstructed in 2009, funded by USAID.[2] The representative of Sinkor is Elijah Kumeh.

History[edit]

On July 29 and 30, 1990, members of the Armed Forces of Liberia murdered 600 people who sought refuge in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sinkor, in an effort to systematically kill suspected political opponents during the First Liberian Civil War.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmey C. Fahngon, "Johnson-Sirleaf To Launch 16 Days Of Activism", The News (Liberia) November 20, 2008[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  3. ^ Stephen Ellis, The Mask Of Anarchy