Hawa Kamara made history today as
the first woman from Sierra Leone to enter the
Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Blood diamonds, civil war and then an Ebola
crisis have all held the West African nation of 6.1
million people back in recent decades, but Sierra
Leone is now experiencing economic growth and
ready to show the world it’s open for business.
Kamara, who was crowned Miss West Africa in
2013, was born in Kono, famous for its diamond
supply, and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s