Magburaka is a city in Sierra Leone.Makeni became the new capital during the war. Magburaka was a stop on the Bauya - Makeni branch of the now defunct Sierra Leone Railway. Some of the old buildings can still be seen. From 2011, there has been a major programme of reconstruction. Roads which were dirt throughout the town have been repaired and resurfaced with asphalt.
The main road from Makeni is new and in excellent condition, as are most roads in the town itself.
In the 1980s there was a Soviet hospital in Magburaka, which offered healthcare free of charge.
Western style commercial radio station, Capital Radio, can be heard on 103.3MHz.