Sierra Leone

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

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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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China donates 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone - CGTNChina donates 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone  CGTN

Sierra Leone to receive 200,000 virus vaccine doses - Eyewitness NewsSierra Leone to receive 200,000 virus vaccine doses  Eyewitness News

Exim Bank Extends LOC Of USD 15.00 Million To Sierra Leone - BW BusinessworldExim Bank Extends LOC Of USD 15.00 Million To Sierra Leone  BW Businessworld

CONSULTANT - In country Technical Coordinator (Sierra Leone - based ) - ReliefWebCONSULTANT - In country Technical Coordinator (Sierra Leone - based )  ReliefWeb

Russia, Sierra Leone sign declaration on no first placement of weapons in outer space - TASSRussia, Sierra Leone sign declaration on no first placement of weapons in outer space  TASS

Finance for 49 mini-grids in Sierra Leone and Uganda - pv magazine InternationalFinance for 49 mini-grids in Sierra Leone and Uganda  pv magazine International

Sierra Leone activates emergency response after Guinea Ebola outbreak - CGTNSierra Leone activates emergency response after Guinea Ebola outbreak  CGTN

Sierra Leone: Drugs + HIV or Aids + Covid = deadly mix - Mail and GuardianSierra Leone: Drugs + HIV or Aids + Covid = deadly mix  Mail and Guardian

Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report, 31 December 2020 - UNICEFSierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report, 31 December 2020  UNICEF

Sierra Leone, Guinea to reopen border - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSierra Leone, Guinea to reopen border - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Mysterious diseases in chimpanzees at Sierra Leone sanctuary linked to bacteria - ThePrintMysterious diseases in chimpanzees at Sierra Leone sanctuary linked to bacteria  ThePrint

Sierra Leone's Ernest Kamara: 'How being denied a visa cost me my career' - BBC NewsSierra Leone's Ernest Kamara: 'How being denied a visa cost me my career'  BBC News

Sierra Leone's First Space Symposium - Space in AfricaSierra Leone's First Space Symposium  Space in Africa

West Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat - UN NewsWest Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat  UN News

Mystery disease at Sierra Leone chimpanzee sanctuary linked to bacterial infection - University of Wisconsin-MadisonMystery disease at Sierra Leone chimpanzee sanctuary linked to bacterial infection  University of Wisconsin-Madison

New Ebola outbreak in Guinea very worrying for West Africa as suspected case reported in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebNew Ebola outbreak in Guinea very worrying for West Africa as suspected case reported in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

English court rules against Sierra Leone in SL Mining jurisdiction case - NasdaqEnglish court rules against Sierra Leone in SL Mining jurisdiction case  Nasdaq

First solar-powered car made out of trash invented in Sierra Leone - EuronewsFirst solar-powered car made out of trash invented in Sierra Leone  Euronews

British court rules against Sierra Leone in SL Mining jurisdiction case - NasdaqBritish court rules against Sierra Leone in SL Mining jurisdiction case  Nasdaq

West African countries ramp up Ebola preparedness - PreventionWebWest African countries ramp up Ebola preparedness  PreventionWeb

Sierra Leone man on trial in Finland for Liberian war crimes - Associated PressSierra Leone man on trial in Finland for Liberian war crimes  Associated Press

Sierra Leone delivers life-saving services through rural RE project - ESI AfricaSierra Leone delivers life-saving services through rural RE project  ESI Africa

China's Kingho ships first batch of iron ore from Sierra Leone's Tonkolili mine - ReutersChina's Kingho ships first batch of iron ore from Sierra Leone's Tonkolili mine  Reuters

SIERRA LEONE: Exim Bank of India lends $15 million for drinking water in four cities - AFRIK 21SIERRA LEONE: Exim Bank of India lends $15 million for drinking water in four cities  AFRIK 21

Chimp deaths at Sierra Leone sanctuary linked to a bacterium - Phys.orgChimp deaths at Sierra Leone sanctuary linked to a bacterium  Phys.org

UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No 12, 1 – 31 December 2020 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebUNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No 12, 1 – 31 December 2020 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Chelsea star Rudiger aiming to do more for Sierra Leone as he joins fight against Covid-19 - Goal.comChelsea star Rudiger aiming to do more for Sierra Leone as he joins fight against Covid-19  Goal.com

Bring your own water, bring your own blood – the perils of giving birth in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone TelegraphBring your own water, bring your own blood – the perils of giving birth in Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Watch: Kei Kamara stops for roadside soccer pickup game in his native Sierra Leone - MLSsoccer.comWatch: Kei Kamara stops for roadside soccer pickup game in his native Sierra Leone  MLSsoccer.com

Sierra Leone gives thousands more Covid19 relief package - Politico Sierra LeoneSierra Leone gives thousands more Covid19 relief package  Politico Sierra Leone

China: Firm praised for constructing bridge in Sierra Leone - MENAFN.COMChina: Firm praised for constructing bridge in Sierra Leone  MENAFN.COM

Sierra Leone: Anti-Corruption Commissioner receives major award - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: Anti-Corruption Commissioner receives major award  The Patriotic Vanguard

'Stansted 15' face no further action over airport protest - BBC News'Stansted 15' face no further action over airport protest  BBC News

English High Court Rules That Compliance With Pre-Arbitration Negotiation Periods Incapable of Challenge on Jurisdictional Grounds - JD SupraEnglish High Court Rules That Compliance With Pre-Arbitration Negotiation Periods Incapable of Challenge on Jurisdictional Grounds  JD Supra

I will not be distracted – Chief Minister Francis told the Sierra Leone Telegraph - Sierra Leone TelegraphI will not be distracted – Chief Minister Francis told the Sierra Leone Telegraph  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Multiple Countries | Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak: Preparedness and Response - Emergency Appeal: n° MDREBOLA21 (19 February 2021) - Guinea - ReliefWebMultiple Countries | Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak: Preparedness and Response - Emergency Appeal: n° MDREBOLA21 (19 February 2021) - Guinea  ReliefWeb

The Importance of Pre-Arbitral Steps: The Latest English High Court Approach - JD SupraThe Importance of Pre-Arbitral Steps: The Latest English High Court Approach  JD Supra

Sierra Leone's Francis Ben Kaifala receives US government Anti-Corruption Champion Award - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone's Francis Ben Kaifala receives US government Anti-Corruption Champion Award  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Ghanaian footballer Benjamin Acheampong duped of over $1m - Sierra Leone TelegraphGhanaian footballer Benjamin Acheampong duped of over $1m  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Makeni lives matter – the real deal – SIERRA LEONE TELEGRAPH - Sierra Leone TelegraphMakeni lives matter – the real deal – SIERRA LEONE TELEGRAPH  Sierra Leone Telegraph

RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj gets US anti-corruption award - Scroll.inRTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj gets US anti-corruption award  Scroll.in

India opens new mission in Liberia, fourth in this financial year - India TodayIndia opens new mission in Liberia, fourth in this financial year  India Today

Chinese company commended for constructing bridge in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone TimesChinese company commended for constructing bridge in Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Times

AFC Cup:Introducing: AFC Cup All-time XI - The Best Goalkeeper - The Official Home of Asian FootballAFC Cup:Introducing: AFC Cup All-time XI - The Best Goalkeeper  The Official Home of Asian Football

Scholar of teaching and learning honoured with medical education award - UM TodayScholar of teaching and learning honoured with medical education award  UM Today

The New Names to Know From London Fashion Week’s Fall 2021 Season - Vogue.comThe New Names to Know From London Fashion Week’s Fall 2021 Season  Vogue.com

Parliament confirms 38-year-old as Sierra Leone's new Ambassador to Kenya - Politico Sierra LeoneParliament confirms 38-year-old as Sierra Leone's new Ambassador to Kenya  Politico Sierra Leone

President Bio declares Sulima a potential tourism centre of attraction - Sierra Leone TelegraphPresident Bio declares Sulima a potential tourism centre of attraction  Sierra Leone Telegraph

The Latest: Europe agency give guidance to tweak vaccines - Elko Daily Free PressThe Latest: Europe agency give guidance to tweak vaccines  Elko Daily Free Press

White House says Ebola outbreaks in Africa need swift action to avoid 'catastrophic consequences' - CNBCWhite House says Ebola outbreaks in Africa need swift action to avoid 'catastrophic consequences'  CNBC

What can the Swiss learn from the Finns on judging Liberian war crimes? - swissinfo.chWhat can the Swiss learn from the Finns on judging Liberian war crimes?  swissinfo.ch

Sierra Leone: Convict Slammed 3 Years Jail for Wounding - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Convict Slammed 3 Years Jail for Wounding  AllAfrica.com

Dr. Blyden raises alarm once again as police issues false Interpol notice for her arrest - Sierra Leone TelegraphDr. Blyden raises alarm once again as police issues false Interpol notice for her arrest  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Non-surgeon medical staff 'can perform safe operations' - Medical XpressNon-surgeon medical staff 'can perform safe operations'  Medical Xpress

Sierra Leone: Magistrate Threatens to Imprison Accused February 24, 2021 - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Magistrate Threatens to Imprison Accused February 24, 2021  AllAfrica.com

More revelations of alleged corruption in the office of Sierra Leone's Chief Minister - Sierra Leone TelegraphMore revelations of alleged corruption in the office of Sierra Leone's Chief Minister  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: 2018 Election Petitioners Close Oral Submission - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: 2018 Election Petitioners Close Oral Submission  AllAfrica.com

Ebola: Red Cross intensifies response amidst fears of regional spread - Guinea - ReliefWebEbola: Red Cross intensifies response amidst fears of regional spread - Guinea  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone: Kono MP says new Kono University “corrects an injustice” - Politico Sierra LeoneSierra Leone: Kono MP says new Kono University “corrects an injustice”  Politico Sierra Leone

Fewer Africans think taxes are legitimate. That’s a problem. - Washington PostFewer Africans think taxes are legitimate. That’s a problem.  Washington Post

Sierra Leone government Chief Minister David Francis accused of massive corruption - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone government Chief Minister David Francis accused of massive corruption  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: Murder Accused Says He Was Coerced to Admit Statement - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Murder Accused Says He Was Coerced to Admit Statement  AllAfrica.com

The Latest: France's Macron confident EU to agree on travel - The Associated PressThe Latest: France's Macron confident EU to agree on travel  The Associated Press

Cole, Mavis - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionCole, Mavis  Atlanta Journal Constitution

UN extends African Union mission in Somalia - Anadolu AgencyUN extends African Union mission in Somalia  Anadolu Agency

Russia, Sierra Leone Sign Joint Statement on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space - UrduPoint NewsRussia, Sierra Leone Sign Joint Statement on No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space  UrduPoint News

Sierra Leone: ACC Urges Heads of Schools in Masiaka to Stand Against Corruption - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: ACC Urges Heads of Schools in Masiaka to Stand Against Corruption  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone: NEC Assures Kailahun Voters of Violence-Free Elections - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: NEC Assures Kailahun Voters of Violence-Free Elections  AllAfrica.com

Hearings set to begin in landmark Liberia war crimes trial - Eyewitness NewsHearings set to begin in landmark Liberia war crimes trial  Eyewitness News

President Bio speaks about his government's successes – SIERRA LEONE TELEGRAPH - Sierra Leone TelegraphPresident Bio speaks about his government's successes – SIERRA LEONE TELEGRAPH  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone: Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Takes Leave of Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Takes Leave of Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone: Khadija Saccoh Murder Trial.. - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Khadija Saccoh Murder Trial..  AllAfrica.com

Parliament of Sierra Leone Approves USD 32 million Loan Agreement for Establishment University of Kono | Sierra Leone News - Swit SaloneParliament of Sierra Leone Approves USD 32 million Loan Agreement for Establishment University of Kono | Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

Hearings begin in landmark Liberia war-crimes trial - FRANCE 24Hearings begin in landmark Liberia war-crimes trial  FRANCE 24

New manager James plans return of Llanfair steam railway - Wales247New manager James plans return of Llanfair steam railway  Wales247

ufofana's picture TWITTER the Sierra Leone Gossip (22/02/21) - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture TWITTER the Sierra Leone Gossip (22/02/21)  Politico Sierra Leone

ufofana's picture Sierra Leone condemns terrorism in the Middle East - Politico Sierra Leoneufofana's picture Sierra Leone condemns terrorism in the Middle East  Politico Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone to get a new knowledge-based website for sustainable food security - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone to get a new knowledge-based website for sustainable food security  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Comcast Rise accepts grant applications from minority-owned businesses in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck - WDIV ClickOnDetroitComcast Rise accepts grant applications from minority-owned businesses in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

UK to strengthen its ethical approach to the international recruitment of health and care workers - GOV.UKUK to strengthen its ethical approach to the international recruitment of health and care workers  GOV.UK

News Scan for Feb 25, 2021 - CIDRAPNews Scan for Feb 25, 2021  CIDRAP

War Crimes Court Economics: Who Will Pay and Will it Boost Liberia's Struggling Economy? - Front Page AfricaWar Crimes Court Economics: Who Will Pay and Will it Boost Liberia's Struggling Economy?  Front Page Africa

Inequality gap remains wide in Sierra Leone – IGR report. - Politico Sierra LeoneInequality gap remains wide in Sierra Leone – IGR report.  Politico Sierra Leone

Global Game: Sierra Leone men's captain Ngegba wins national award - International Cricket CouncilGlobal Game: Sierra Leone men's captain Ngegba wins national award  International Cricket Council

The power of investing in girls in Sierra Leone - Brookings InstitutionThe power of investing in girls in Sierra Leone  Brookings Institution

Sierra Leone faces coronavirus as rainy season hits – local disaster planning will be key - The Conversation UKSierra Leone faces coronavirus as rainy season hits – local disaster planning will be key  The Conversation UK

Sierra Leone: Climate, disaster, and crisis financing for shock-responsive safety nets - PreventionWebSierra Leone: Climate, disaster, and crisis financing for shock-responsive safety nets  PreventionWeb

FEATURE: Sierra Leone iron ore exits global market as opaque policy sparks mine halts - S&P GlobalFEATURE: Sierra Leone iron ore exits global market as opaque policy sparks mine halts  S&P Global

What Sierra Leone teaches us on poverty measurement - Down To Earth MagazineWhat Sierra Leone teaches us on poverty measurement  Down To Earth Magazine

'We see the sparks before they turn into fires': training women to avoid conflict in Sierra Leone - UN News'We see the sparks before they turn into fires': training women to avoid conflict in Sierra Leone  UN News

Sierra Leone investigates isolation of poliovirus type 2 - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebSierra Leone investigates isolation of poliovirus type 2 - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone: National Adaptation Plan to achieve resilience - PreventionWebSierra Leone: National Adaptation Plan to achieve resilience  PreventionWeb

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

Female genital mutilation: The woman fighting Sierra Leone's ritual - DW (English)Female genital mutilation: The woman fighting Sierra Leone's ritual  DW (English)

The airman from Sierra Leone who was shot down over Nazi Germany - BBC NewsThe airman from Sierra Leone who was shot down over Nazi Germany  BBC News

Plaintiffs in Sierra Leone diamond mine lawsuit request freeze of Steinmetz subsidiary's assets - Reuters IndiaPlaintiffs in Sierra Leone diamond mine lawsuit request freeze of Steinmetz subsidiary's assets  Reuters India

Sierra Leone opens its first embassy in Turkey - Anadolu AgencySierra Leone opens its first embassy in Turkey  Anadolu Agency

Rich Potential: Sierra Leone - Global FinanceRich Potential: Sierra Leone  Global Finance

Africa Cup of Nations: Sierra Leone stages four-goal comeback to hold Nigeria - SportstarAfrica Cup of Nations: Sierra Leone stages four-goal comeback to hold Nigeria  Sportstar

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