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

Initial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020 - Pakistan - ReliefWebInitial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020 - Pakistan  ReliefWeb

Fighting rape culture in Sierra Leone | Sierra Leone News - Aljazeera.comFighting rape culture in Sierra Leone | Sierra Leone News  Aljazeera.com

GAR Article: Sierra Leone free to pursue criminal case, rules ICSID panel - GARGAR Article: Sierra Leone free to pursue criminal case, rules ICSID panel  GAR

Sierra Leone's Mohamed Buya Turay has no qualms about playing China - BBC NewsSierra Leone's Mohamed Buya Turay has no qualms about playing China  BBC News

Illegal trawlers fled Sierra Leone, says EJF - Undercurrent NewsIllegal trawlers fled Sierra Leone, says EJF  Undercurrent News

Several dead after riot in northern Sierra Leone - WIONSeveral dead after riot in northern Sierra Leone  WION

Sierra Leone offered Support to the Judo Community - International Judo FederationSierra Leone offered Support to the Judo Community  International Judo Federation

Why Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during COVID-19? - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsWhy Sierra Leone may be a best kept secret for tourism investment during COVID-19?  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

In remembrance of Sierra Leone's governor general Sir Banja Tejan-Sie - Sierra Leone TelegraphIn remembrance of Sierra Leone's governor general Sir Banja Tejan-Sie  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: The Oswald Hanciles Column - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: The Oswald Hanciles Column  AllAfrica.com

With determination we can achieve a lot as a country – says ACC boss Ben Kaifala - Sierra Leone TelegraphWith determination we can achieve a lot as a country – says ACC boss Ben Kaifala  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Republic of Sierra Leone Report #3: Activities from July 10 to July 13, 2020 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebRepublic of Sierra Leone Report #3: Activities from July 10 to July 13, 2020 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Julianknxx reimagines his childhood in Sierra Leone with In Praise Of Still Boys - The Vinyl FactoryJulianknxx reimagines his childhood in Sierra Leone with In Praise Of Still Boys  The Vinyl Factory

IOM Strengthens Capacity of Airport Frontliners as Freetown International Airport Reopens - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebIOM Strengthens Capacity of Airport Frontliners as Freetown International Airport Reopens - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Four killed in Sierra Leone protest after police and army open fire - ReutersFour killed in Sierra Leone protest after police and army open fire  Reuters

SIERRA LEONE: Bishop Paganelli appeals for calm following unrest in the city of Makeni that left at least five dead - Vatican NewsSIERRA LEONE: Bishop Paganelli appeals for calm following unrest in the city of Makeni that left at least five dead  Vatican News

Clinical Nurse: Covid-19 Response - King's Sierra Leone Partnership | (Funded) - ReliefWebClinical Nurse: Covid-19 Response - King's Sierra Leone Partnership | (Funded)  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone cancels football season on COVID-19 fears - Anadolu AgencySierra Leone cancels football season on COVID-19 fears  Anadolu Agency

Death toll increases to 5 following protest in Sierra Leone - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDeath toll increases to 5 following protest in Sierra Leone - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Turkey's Karpowership signs 5-year power deal with Sierra Leone - ETEnergyworld.comTurkey's Karpowership signs 5-year power deal with Sierra Leone  ETEnergyworld.com

COVID-19 Hinders Sierra Leone's Growth and Girls' Education Prospects as Government Implements Quick Response Program - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Hinders Sierra Leone's Growth and Girls' Education Prospects as Government Implements Quick Response Program - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

WHO strengthens partnership with GIZ to scale up COVID-19 testing in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebWHO strengthens partnership with GIZ to scale up COVID-19 testing in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone - Why Everyone is Not Celebrating the New Media Law - Inter Press ServiceSierra Leone - Why Everyone is Not Celebrating the New Media Law  Inter Press Service

Sierra Leone: $6m funding for next phase Bumbuna Hydro II - ESI AfricaSierra Leone: $6m funding for next phase Bumbuna Hydro II  ESI Africa

Makeni massacre will not be forgotten – president Bio must be held accountable - Sierra Leone TelegraphMakeni massacre will not be forgotten – president Bio must be held accountable  Sierra Leone Telegraph

UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No.7 (01-31 July 2020) - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebUNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No.7 (01-31 July 2020) - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone anti-graft body ends probe involving Limkokwing University - MalaysiakiniSierra Leone anti-graft body ends probe involving Limkokwing University  Malaysiakini

ACAPS Anticipatory briefing note: Sierra Leone - Floods – 4 August 2020 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebACAPS Anticipatory briefing note: Sierra Leone - Floods – 4 August 2020 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone Revised humanitarian response Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) May–December 2020 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebSierra Leone Revised humanitarian response Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) May–December 2020 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone students struggle in China - Politico Sierra LeoneSierra Leone students struggle in China  Politico Sierra Leone

Government of Sierra Leone and Joule Africa reach agreement on Bumbuna II - Sierra Leone TelegraphGovernment of Sierra Leone and Joule Africa reach agreement on Bumbuna II  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone's Buya Turay has no qualms about playing China - BBC NewsSierra Leone's Buya Turay has no qualms about playing China  BBC News

Cricket in Sierra Leone: ‘A blessing in disguise’ - Emerging CricketCricket in Sierra Leone: ‘A blessing in disguise’  Emerging Cricket

Sierra Leone COVID-19 Response Information Hub launched tomorrow - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone COVID-19 Response Information Hub launched tomorrow  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sunkuli: My encounter with Sierra Leone rebel leader Foday Sankoh - Daily NationSunkuli: My encounter with Sierra Leone rebel leader Foday Sankoh  Daily Nation

Karpowership agrees to supply energy to Sierra Leone utility - Power TechnologyKarpowership agrees to supply energy to Sierra Leone utility  Power Technology

Ebola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering - Nature.comEbola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering  Nature.com

Corruption probe involving Limkokwing branch in Sierra Leone ends due to its ex-education minister’s demise - Malay MailCorruption probe involving Limkokwing branch in Sierra Leone ends due to its ex-education minister’s demise  Malay Mail

Former Freetown Mayor Hebert George Williams granted bail - Sierra Leone TelegraphFormer Freetown Mayor Hebert George Williams granted bail  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone flagbearer from Seoul 1988 dies aged 73 - Insidethegames.bizSierra Leone flagbearer from Seoul 1988 dies aged 73  Insidethegames.biz

Sierra Leone Is Fighting COVID-19 Using Innovative Geospatial Data and Technology - Space in AfricaSierra Leone Is Fighting COVID-19 Using Innovative Geospatial Data and Technology  Space in Africa

UK court issues warning on human rights violations in Sierra Leone - LexologyUK court issues warning on human rights violations in Sierra Leone  Lexology

Sierra Leone sets up special court to fast track trial of rape cases - Daily NationSierra Leone sets up special court to fast track trial of rape cases  Daily Nation

COVID-19 test chaos at Sierra Leone's Lungi Airport – officials accused of corruption - Sierra Leone TelegraphCOVID-19 test chaos at Sierra Leone's Lungi Airport – officials accused of corruption  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Makeni Lives Matter – opposition MPs protest in Sierra Leone Parliament - Sierra Leone TelegraphMakeni Lives Matter – opposition MPs protest in Sierra Leone Parliament  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission Presents 2019 Annual Report to President Julius Maada Bio - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission Presents 2019 Annual Report to President Julius Maada Bio  AllAfrica.com

Concern, Trócaire, & GOAL team up to tackle COVID-19 in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebConcern, Trócaire, & GOAL team up to tackle COVID-19 in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (7th August 2020) - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (7th August 2020)  CNBCAfrica.com

Sierra Leonean blues and jazz singer and guitarist – Bai Kamara nominated in US Blues Blast Music Award - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leonean blues and jazz singer and guitarist – Bai Kamara nominated in US Blues Blast Music Award  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (5th August 2020) - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (5th August 2020)  CNBCAfrica.com

SIERRA LEONE: InfraCo Africa finances Bumbuna II Hydroelectric Project with $6 million - AFRIK 21SIERRA LEONE: InfraCo Africa finances Bumbuna II Hydroelectric Project with $6 million  AFRIK 21

Sierra Leone: Deputy IG, Others Tour Don Bosco's New Facilities - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Deputy IG, Others Tour Don Bosco's New Facilities  AllAfrica.com

Anti-Corruption Commission presents 2019 report to president Julius Maada Bio - Sierra Leone TelegraphAnti-Corruption Commission presents 2019 report to president Julius Maada Bio  Sierra Leone Telegraph

ufofana's picture Sierra Leone's president optimistic in fight against corruption - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture Sierra Leone's president optimistic in fight against corruption  Politico Sierra Leone

Fresh Salone to start exporting vegetables to European markets - Sierra Leone TelegraphFresh Salone to start exporting vegetables to European markets  Sierra Leone Telegraph

IN BRIEF: Westminster Group Cheers Reopening Of Sierra Leone Airport - MorningstarIN BRIEF: Westminster Group Cheers Reopening Of Sierra Leone Airport  Morningstar

Phase 2 construction of Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project in Sierra Leone moves closer to financial closure - Construction ReviewPhase 2 construction of Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project in Sierra Leone moves closer to financial closure  Construction Review

Proposed Cyber Security Bill goes through pre-legislative stage in parliament - Sierra Leone TelegraphProposed Cyber Security Bill goes through pre-legislative stage in parliament  Sierra Leone Telegraph

President Bio reminds ECOWAS of the need for peace in Mali - Sierra Leone TelegraphPresident Bio reminds ECOWAS of the need for peace in Mali  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: New Mines Minister Urged to Review Mining Regulations - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: New Mines Minister Urged to Review Mining Regulations  AllAfrica.com

Parliamentarians in Sierra Leone call for investigation into killing of unarmed youths in Makeni - Sierra Leone TelegraphParliamentarians in Sierra Leone call for investigation into killing of unarmed youths in Makeni  Sierra Leone Telegraph

74% approval rating for education in Sierra Leone - Afrobarometer - Politico Sierra Leone74% approval rating for education in Sierra Leone - Afrobarometer  Politico Sierra Leone

'It will hopefully get better in the next month' - BBC News'It will hopefully get better in the next month'  BBC News

Westminster Group welcomes reopening of Sierra Leone Freetown Airport Lungi - Proactive Investors UKWestminster Group welcomes reopening of Sierra Leone Freetown Airport Lungi  Proactive Investors UK

Sierra Leone to Boost Market Access and Agricultural Productivity for Smallholder Farmers - Mirage NewsSierra Leone to Boost Market Access and Agricultural Productivity for Smallholder Farmers  Mirage News

Sierra Leone announces construction of $1.4bln polyvalent seaport - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaSierra Leone announces construction of $1.4bln polyvalent seaport  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Sierra Leone: APC killings over the years - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: APC killings over the years  The Patriotic Vanguard

ufofana's picture Searching Sierra Leone's health system - Politico SL Newsufofana's picture Searching Sierra Leone's health system  Politico SL News

President Bio announces 2020 population and housing census - Sierra Leone TelegraphPresident Bio announces 2020 population and housing census  Sierra Leone Telegraph

New minister of mines Kabba and deputy take oath of office at State House - Sierra Leone TelegraphNew minister of mines Kabba and deputy take oath of office at State House  Sierra Leone Telegraph

China donates masks and other items to Sierra Leone on 49th anniversary of diplomatic ties - DevdiscourseChina donates masks and other items to Sierra Leone on 49th anniversary of diplomatic ties  Devdiscourse

Dessers and Onuachu score to help Genk open season with victory over Zulte Waregem - Goal IndiaDessers and Onuachu score to help Genk open season with victory over Zulte Waregem  Goal India

Sierra Leone: President Bio confers Commander of the Order of the Republic Award on U.S Ambassador - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: President Bio confers Commander of the Order of the Republic Award on U.S Ambassador  The Patriotic Vanguard

Sierra Leone issues COVID-19 air travel protocol as commercial flights resume - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone issues COVID-19 air travel protocol as commercial flights resume  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Parliament approves new NEC boss Mohamed Konneh as political row continues - Sierra Leone TelegraphParliament approves new NEC boss Mohamed Konneh as political row continues  Sierra Leone Telegraph

President Bio sacks mines minister as export revenue drops by almost 50% in two years - Sierra Leone TelegraphPresident Bio sacks mines minister as export revenue drops by almost 50% in two years  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: Cuban doctors meet with President Bio - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: Cuban doctors meet with President Bio  The Patriotic Vanguard

Africa: We Must Continue to Scale Up Malaria Programmes, Despite Covid-19 - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsAfrica: We Must Continue to Scale Up Malaria Programmes, Despite Covid-19  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Japanese Ship Operator Apologizes for Oil Spill off Mauritius - Sierra Leone TimesJapanese Ship Operator Apologizes for Oil Spill off Mauritius  Sierra Leone Times

ufofana's picture Sierra Leone to get forensic lab in 2021 - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture Sierra Leone to get forensic lab in 2021  Politico Sierra Leone

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.03 mln as death toll rises to 22966 - Sierra Leone TimesAfrica's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.03 mln as death toll rises to 22966  Sierra Leone Times

ANC stands firm on decision to withdraw from the ICC - Sierra Leone TimesANC stands firm on decision to withdraw from the ICC  Sierra Leone Times

ufofana's picture ADP call for Kamarainba's release - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture ADP call for Kamarainba's release  Politico Sierra Leone

Stats SA gears up for first ever digital census - Sierra Leone TimesStats SA gears up for first ever digital census  Sierra Leone Times

Gunmen massacre six French tourists on Niger giraffe safari - Sierra Leone TimesGunmen massacre six French tourists on Niger giraffe safari  Sierra Leone Times

The hidden crisis: Beneath the surface of Covid lurks a human rights crisis for women - The Financial ExpressThe hidden crisis: Beneath the surface of Covid lurks a human rights crisis for women  The Financial Express

Police seize drugs worth R4.7m at OR Tambo - Sierra Leone TimesPolice seize drugs worth R4.7m at OR Tambo  Sierra Leone Times

Twitter, TikTok have had preliminary talks about merger - Dow Jones - Sierra Leone TimesTwitter, TikTok have had preliminary talks about merger - Dow Jones  Sierra Leone Times

Why we can still end world poverty during coronavirus - World Economic ForumWhy we can still end world poverty during coronavirus  World Economic Forum

Cameroon Says No COVID-19 in Indigenous People Yet - Sierra Leone TimesCameroon Says No COVID-19 in Indigenous People Yet  Sierra Leone Times

West Africa Seasonal Monitor (10-20 July 2020) - Mali - ReliefWebWest Africa Seasonal Monitor (10-20 July 2020) - Mali  ReliefWeb

West and Central Africa: Market Update for Agricultural & food products, Bulletin of July 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWest and Central Africa: Market Update for Agricultural & food products, Bulletin of July 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

The DRC needs an Ebola survivor program to quell its outbreak - STATThe DRC needs an Ebola survivor program to quell its outbreak  STAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT  CNBCAfrica.com

Who is Mohamed Sankoh? - Bundesliga.com - official websiteWho is Mohamed Sankoh?  Bundesliga.com - official website

Ebola healthcare workers protest in DR Congo - Anadolu AgencyEbola healthcare workers protest in DR Congo  Anadolu Agency

Could Digital Currencies Make Being Poor Less Costly? - Harvard Business ReviewCould Digital Currencies Make Being Poor Less Costly?  Harvard Business Review

6 future possibilities: UAE, UN report explores opportunities for the next 25 years - Gulf News6 future possibilities: UAE, UN report explores opportunities for the next 25 years  Gulf News

Sierra Leone reveals plans for $1.4bn port and industrial zone - News - GCRSierra Leone reveals plans for $1.4bn port and industrial zone - News  GCR