Thursday, March 26, 2009

A coup? Mutiny? Civil war?

This Sierra Leone headline caught my eye in my Google News alert today:

Sierra Leone: Murray Town, Police Surrender to RSLAF

RSLAF are the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, so you can imagine my surprise.

“Jeez,” I thought. “This is big news.”

And then I read on.

Freetown — The Murray Town and Sierra Leone Police cricket teams were the latest to be subdued by the highflying Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Force (RSLAF) as the 'soja boys' defeated both teams in the ongoing 20/20 cricket league.

Ah. Cricket. Of course.