Iconic ‘Cotton Tree’ in Sierra Leone has fallen

The World

If you have ever traveled to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, you’ve seen the Cotton Tree: a sprawling green tower standing in the middle of the city, a centuries-old monument to life. But after a night of heavy rain, the tree has collapsed, breaking the hearts of Sierra Leoneans around the world. To discuss the historical significance of the tree, the World's host Marco Werman speaks to Vickie Remoe, TV host and producer of the podcast Make Sierra Leone Famous.

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