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Sweet Salone

Given its history, Sierra Leone might not be on everybody’s bucket list. But when Sue Watt travels there, she discovers potential and optimism in this West African country. Photographs by Will Whitford
A glorious sunset on Tokeh Beach, Sierra Leone

We’re tiptoeing quietly through the forest, desperately trying not to break the silence. It’s not easy. Twigs snap underfoot, seeming to reverberate through the trees; dried leaves crackle and crunch, echoing in the stillness.

“Sshh”, our guide Mohammed pleads, pointing up to the canopy. In a barely audible whisper, he reveals the reason for our self-imposed hush: “Diana monkeys — the rarest and most beautiful on the island…” With shards of sunlight streaming down on them like nature’s very own spotlight, five gorgeous monkeys, all black and white with occasional streaks of chestnut, are playing and preening above us. We’re completely entranced, watching these shy primates swinging through the trees for a few precious minutes. They spot us and vanish in a flash.

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