Sierra Leone

Country Sierra Leone
Capital Freetown
Continent Africa
Currency Leone(SLL)
Languages English, Temne, Mende & Krio

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Introduction

Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, is increasingly developing as a guarantor of the country's stability. The armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 presidential election, but still look to the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) - a civilian UN mission - to support efforts to consolidate peace. The new government's priorities include furthering development, creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption.

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Sierra Leone - Wikipedia
Sierra Leone - CIA World Fact Book
Sierra Leone - BBC
Sierra Leone - Timeline - BBC

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Sierra Leone anti-FGM activist wins German human rights prize - DW (English)Sierra Leone anti-FGM activist wins German human rights prize  DW (English)

Graphic Novel: Motherhood in crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishGraphic Novel: Motherhood in crisis  Al Jazeera English

Sierra Leone's fibre link to Guinea is completed - Developing TelecomsSierra Leone's fibre link to Guinea is completed  Developing Telecoms

Former Sierra Leone President Ordered to Appear Before Anti-Graft Commission - Voice of AmericaFormer Sierra Leone President Ordered to Appear Before Anti-Graft Commission  Voice of America

A new vision for Sierra Leone - FairplanetA new vision for Sierra Leone  Fairplanet

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio launches 2020 Poppy Day Remembrance Week - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio launches 2020 Poppy Day Remembrance Week  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone ex-president banned from traveling abroad - Anadolu AgencySierra Leone ex-president banned from traveling abroad  Anadolu Agency

Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report, 30 September 2020 - UNICEFSierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report, 30 September 2020  UNICEF

Freetown tackles a dual challenge to protect its citizens from COVID-19 amidst food insecurity - World Health OrganizationFreetown tackles a dual challenge to protect its citizens from COVID-19 amidst food insecurity  World Health Organization

Revitalizing Education Service Delivery in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebRevitalizing Education Service Delivery in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

macro-eyes introduces AI to Sierra Leone COVID response, making it faster and easier to understand health system capacity - PRNewswiremacro-eyes introduces AI to Sierra Leone COVID response, making it faster and easier to understand health system capacity  PRNewswire

Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Marginalized Communities - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebImproving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Marginalized Communities - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

After escaping civil war in Sierra Leone, Hermitage's Sulaiman Kamara is excelling on the football field at Wake Forest - richmond.comAfter escaping civil war in Sierra Leone, Hermitage's Sulaiman Kamara is excelling on the football field at Wake Forest  richmond.com

Sierra Leone reversing immunization decline in wake of COVID-19 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebSierra Leone reversing immunization decline in wake of COVID-19 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

A COUNTRY DIRECTOR SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA - ReliefWebA COUNTRY DIRECTOR SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone: President Bio Commissions Four Inshore Patrol Craft for the Navy - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: President Bio Commissions Four Inshore Patrol Craft for the Navy  AllAfrica.com

Turkey aids needy families in Sierra Leone - Anadolu AgencyTurkey aids needy families in Sierra Leone  Anadolu Agency

Village that endured Ebola can teach the U.S. about COVID-19 - Los Angeles TimesVillage that endured Ebola can teach the U.S. about COVID-19  Los Angeles Times

Ghana records 786 million foreign direct investment in the first half of 2020 - Sierra Leone TelegraphGhana records 786 million foreign direct investment in the first half of 2020  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: President Bio Launches 2020 Poppy Day Remembrance Week - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: President Bio Launches 2020 Poppy Day Remembrance Week  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone slaps travel ban on ex-president Koroma over corruption reports - RFI EnglishSierra Leone slaps travel ban on ex-president Koroma over corruption reports  RFI English

Road geohazard risk management: Sierra Leone case study - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebRoad geohazard risk management: Sierra Leone case study - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio Inspects the Construction of Myohaung Officers' Mess and Single Officers' Quarters for the Military - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio Inspects the Construction of Myohaung Officers' Mess and Single Officers' Quarters for the Military  AllAfrica.com

WFP Sierra Leone Country Brief, August 2020 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebWFP Sierra Leone Country Brief, August 2020 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Fulbright grant for rice productivity research in Sierra Leone - Agri NewsFulbright grant for rice productivity research in Sierra Leone  Agri News

Aberdeen's oldest citizen – Mr Mohamed Sallieu Thomas celebrates 100 NOT OUT - Sierra Leone TelegraphAberdeen's oldest citizen – Mr Mohamed Sallieu Thomas celebrates 100 NOT OUT  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: Solution to prolonged conflict in Western Sahara is overdue - Sahara Press ServiceSierra Leone: Solution to prolonged conflict in Western Sahara is overdue  Sahara Press Service

Sierra Leone Operation Barras hostage rescue British special operation - Business Insider - Business InsiderSierra Leone Operation Barras hostage rescue British special operation - Business Insider  Business Insider

Sierra Leone: 'Mental Health Can Affect Everyone' - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: 'Mental Health Can Affect Everyone'  AllAfrica.com

President Bio commissions four inshore patrol boats to protect the country's territorial waters - Sierra Leone TelegraphPresident Bio commissions four inshore patrol boats to protect the country's territorial waters  Sierra Leone Telegraph

On Vimeo: Artisanal miners dive for diamonds in Sierra Leone - resourceclips.comOn Vimeo: Artisanal miners dive for diamonds in Sierra Leone  resourceclips.com

Thousands of businesses to benefit from electronic cash registers in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone TelegraphThousands of businesses to benefit from electronic cash registers in Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: MOHS, UNICEF Commemorate Handwashing Day - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: MOHS, UNICEF Commemorate Handwashing Day  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone scales down Covid-19 response as number of deaths remains low - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone scales down Covid-19 response as number of deaths remains low  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone bans ex-leader Koroma from travel over corruption - Africanews EnglishSierra Leone bans ex-leader Koroma from travel over corruption  Africanews English

Sierra Leone: 'Monopoly in Timber Trade Undermines Revenue Generation' - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: 'Monopoly in Timber Trade Undermines Revenue Generation'  AllAfrica.com

Case against former Mayor Herbert George Williams must now be dropped - Sierra Leone TelegraphCase against former Mayor Herbert George Williams must now be dropped  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone's Augustus Kargbo left mum at 13 and now plays in Italy - BBC NewsSierra Leone's Augustus Kargbo left mum at 13 and now plays in Italy  BBC News

Sierra Leone: Govt.to Employ Additional 3000 Health Workers - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Govt.to Employ Additional 3000 Health Workers  AllAfrica.com

Three electricity distribution officials arrested for corruption in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone TelegraphThree electricity distribution officials arrested for corruption in Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: Kadiaja's Murder Matter Committed to High Court - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Kadiaja's Murder Matter Committed to High Court  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau reopen schools after six months - DevdiscourseSierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau reopen schools after six months  Devdiscourse

Female entrepreneur loses thousands of dollars investment in Sierra Leone – still no justice - Sierra Leone TelegraphFemale entrepreneur loses thousands of dollars investment in Sierra Leone – still no justice  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: Reflection On Public Emergency Powers - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Reflection On Public Emergency Powers  AllAfrica.com

Clean water for another Sierra Leone school - Gibraltar ChronicleClean water for another Sierra Leone school  Gibraltar Chronicle

Anti-graft agents blocked from questioning former Sierra Leone president - National PostAnti-graft agents blocked from questioning former Sierra Leone president  National Post

Billions in foreign travel tax revenue missing in Sierra Leone government account – says new report - Sierra Leone TelegraphBillions in foreign travel tax revenue missing in Sierra Leone government account – says new report  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone/Mauritania: Sierra Leone to Face Mauritania in October 9 Friendly - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone/Mauritania: Sierra Leone to Face Mauritania in October 9 Friendly  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone: Task Force On Sexual Based Violence Presents Case Study to Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Task Force On Sexual Based Violence Presents Case Study to Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio  AllAfrica.com

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (18 October 2020) - MENAFN.COMCoronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (18 October 2020)  MENAFN.COM

Adapting through Covid-19: October 2020 lessons from teenage pregnancy programmes in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebAdapting through Covid-19: October 2020 lessons from teenage pregnancy programmes in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Nigeria/Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Captain, Bangura, Tests Positive for Covid-19 Ahead Eagles Clash - AllAfrica.comNigeria/Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Captain, Bangura, Tests Positive for Covid-19 Ahead Eagles Clash  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone: CEO for MCC Visits Sierra Leone, Discusses Support to Threshold Programmes On Water and Energy - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: CEO for MCC Visits Sierra Leone, Discusses Support to Threshold Programmes On Water and Energy  AllAfrica.com

UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No 9, 1 – 30 September 2020 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebUNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No 9, 1 – 30 September 2020 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone: ACC Resumes Outreach With Schools in Kono - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: ACC Resumes Outreach With Schools in Kono  AllAfrica.com

Disputed 2018 election in the Freetown constituency 110 to be held in December - Sierra Leone TelegraphDisputed 2018 election in the Freetown constituency 110 to be held in December  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Ireland's trade surplus with China skyrockets in 2020 - Sierra Leone TimesIreland's trade surplus with China skyrockets in 2020  Sierra Leone Times

MS Dhoni vows changes after season of IPL 'failures' - Sierra Leone TimesMS Dhoni vows changes after season of IPL 'failures'  Sierra Leone Times

Devotees pray outside Mumba Devi temple amid pandemic restrictions - Sierra Leone TimesDevotees pray outside Mumba Devi temple amid pandemic restrictions  Sierra Leone Times

Deal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan - Sierra Leone TimesDeal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan  Sierra Leone Times

Morocco registers 4,045 new COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths - Sierra Leone TimesMorocco registers 4,045 new COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths  Sierra Leone Times

Namibia: Trustco Digs for N$1.4 Billion for the Development of Its Sierra Leone-Based Diamond Mine - AllAfrica.comNamibia: Trustco Digs for N$1.4 Billion for the Development of Its Sierra Leone-Based Diamond Mine  AllAfrica.com

Delving Deeper into Post Ebola Syndrome - Contagionlive.comDelving Deeper into Post Ebola Syndrome  Contagionlive.com

African Heads of State call on world leaders to increase investment to end rural hunger and poverty - Sierra Leone TelegraphAfrican Heads of State call on world leaders to increase investment to end rural hunger and poverty  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 Update (22 October 2020) - Social News XYZCoronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 Update (22 October 2020)  Social News XYZ

Sierra Leone: Minister Launches Aqhed's High-Leveltask Force for Tertiary Education Reform - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Minister Launches Aqhed's High-Leveltask Force for Tertiary Education Reform  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone's First Lady Fatima Bio Commissions Bore Holes - Sierra Express MediaSierra Leone's First Lady Fatima Bio Commissions Bore Holes  Sierra Express Media

Children killed in attack on Cameroonian school - Sierra Leone TimesChildren killed in attack on Cameroonian school  Sierra Leone Times

Yesterday at the Appeals Court – APC legal communications team clarifies - Sierra Leone TelegraphYesterday at the Appeals Court – APC legal communications team clarifies  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Pakistan Senate questions the legality of CPEC Authority - Sierra Leone TimesPakistan Senate questions the legality of CPEC Authority  Sierra Leone Times

Idris Elba: We can all help solve climate change - BBC NewsIdris Elba: We can all help solve climate change  BBC News

Nigerian President acknowledges loss of lives during protests - Sierra Leone TimesNigerian President acknowledges loss of lives during protests  Sierra Leone Times

BBC reveals thousands of boys chained, tortured and abused in Islamic schools across Sudan - Sierra Leone TelegraphBBC reveals thousands of boys chained, tortured and abused in Islamic schools across Sudan  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Funding challenge hinders mental healthcare in Sierra Leone - Politico Sierra LeoneFunding challenge hinders mental healthcare in Sierra Leone  Politico Sierra Leone

Lagos curfew eases after days of unrest in Nigeria - Sierra Leone TimesLagos curfew eases after days of unrest in Nigeria  Sierra Leone Times

Appeals court strikes out election petition case – SIERRA LEONE TELEGRAPH - Sierra Leone TelegraphAppeals court strikes out election petition case – SIERRA LEONE TELEGRAPH  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Invesitgation launched after two people die in plane crash in KZN - Sierra Leone TimesInvesitgation launched after two people die in plane crash in KZN  Sierra Leone Times

Corruption – perception is in the eye of the beholder - Sierra Leone TelegraphCorruption – perception is in the eye of the beholder  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission postpones questioning of former President Ernest Bai Koroma - New Delhi TimesSierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission postpones questioning of former President Ernest Bai Koroma  New Delhi Times

ufofana's picture Babadi gives $54 million to Sierra Leone - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture Babadi gives $54 million to Sierra Leone  Politico Sierra Leone

ACC investigated and charged three tax officials for stealing billions of foreign travel tax revenue - Sierra Leone TelegraphACC investigated and charged three tax officials for stealing billions of foreign travel tax revenue  Sierra Leone Telegraph

End SARS protest: Ogu calls on Nigeria players to boycott games to ‘make a statement’ - Goal.comEnd SARS protest: Ogu calls on Nigeria players to boycott games to ‘make a statement’  Goal.com

Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive meets president Bio at State House - Sierra Leone TelegraphMillennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive meets president Bio at State House  Sierra Leone Telegraph

African National Liaison Officers Discuss IAEA's Technical Cooperation Priorities, COVID-19 Assistance to Africa - International Atomic Energy AgencyAfrican National Liaison Officers Discuss IAEA's Technical Cooperation Priorities, COVID-19 Assistance to Africa  International Atomic Energy Agency

Sierra Leone: Appeal Court strikes Election Petition Case with 50 Million cost - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: Appeal Court strikes Election Petition Case with 50 Million cost  The Patriotic Vanguard

Opposition APC criticises political and civil society's response to the Makeni ACC standoff - Sierra Leone TelegraphOpposition APC criticises political and civil society's response to the Makeni ACC standoff  Sierra Leone Telegraph

I am both proudly British and proudly West African, but my son must find his own identity - Sky NewsI am both proudly British and proudly West African, but my son must find his own identity  Sky News

ufofana's picture Sierra Leone opposition feels unfairly treated with barrage of condemnations - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture Sierra Leone opposition feels unfairly treated with barrage of condemnations  Politico Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Embassy In Washington Acts Bigly – Global Times News - Global Times NewspaperSierra Leone Embassy In Washington Acts Bigly – Global Times News  Global Times Newspaper

Protecting malaria control gains in the era of COVID-19: Insights from Sierra Leone and Ghana - Politico Sierra LeoneProtecting malaria control gains in the era of COVID-19: Insights from Sierra Leone and Ghana  Politico Sierra Leone

CARL urges for support in fighting corruption in Sierra Leone - Politico Sierra LeoneCARL urges for support in fighting corruption in Sierra Leone  Politico Sierra Leone

Idris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger - Global CitizenIdris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger  Global Citizen

Percy Tau scores to help Anderlecht return to winning ways against Kortrijk - Goal.comPercy Tau scores to help Anderlecht return to winning ways against Kortrijk  Goal.com

Cavalli: Niger Republic’s Afcon hopes boil down to Ethiopia fixtures - Goal.comCavalli: Niger Republic’s Afcon hopes boil down to Ethiopia fixtures  Goal.com

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

I survived Liberia's civil wars. Here's my advice to American voters - CNNI survived Liberia's civil wars. Here's my advice to American voters  CNN

Len Johnson: The boxer with 93 wins who could never become British champion - BBC SportLen Johnson: The boxer with 93 wins who could never become British champion  BBC Sport

Nigeria's latest position in the Fifa World Rankings revealed - Goal.comNigeria's latest position in the Fifa World Rankings revealed  Goal.com

EU support for Kambia local council and CSOs launched in Kambia district - Sierra Leone TelegraphEU support for Kambia local council and CSOs launched in Kambia district  Sierra Leone Telegraph

The New Yekinis: What happened to Rashidi's Super Eagles successors? - Goal.comThe New Yekinis: What happened to Rashidi's Super Eagles successors?  Goal.com