During the political changes that took place from 1991 to 1999 the city of Freetown has switched from being under Government control to RUF control. The RUF had contol of Freetown through past politics and presidents. In 1998 the Government came back in to secure the city. They were successful in capturing it back. In 1999 the RUF tried to take it back but were driven back. After years of Fighting the city would have peace again when the UN stepped in to help with peace and cease fire agreements between the Government and RUF.
Freetown is the capital city of Sierra Leone and was founded by 400 freed Nova Scota slaves.