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New iron ore mine gives economic hope to Sierra Leone

21 January 2011 Last updated at 11:07 GMT

Sierra Leone's economy was shattered by its civil war which ended a little under a decade ago. But the country is rebuilding itself, and one of the main drivers of that is iron ore.

A new mine is about to open a couple of hours' drive from the capital Freetown.

Komla Dumor visited the vast Marampa iron-ore mine and asked if much of the country's fortunes rests on the mine's success.