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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Fifa to lift Sierra Leone ban after end of Johansen trial - BBC Sport - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Fifa to lift Sierra Leone ban after end of Johansen trial - BBC Sport
BBC Sport
Fifa will consider lifting Sierra Leone's suspension from international football after the corruption case against the country's FA President Isha Johansen ...
Fifa put Stars AFCON dream on hold for long - MediamaxK24 TV
Rupia backs Stars in AFCON 2019 push - FutaaFutaa

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Sierra Leone axes plan to build Chinese-funded airport - The Business Times

The Business Times

Sierra Leone axes plan to build Chinese-funded airport
The Business Times
[FREETOWN, Sierra Leone] Sierra Leone's government has terminated a US$400 million scheme to build a new airport with Chinese labour and loans, according to a letter written last week by the country's minister of transport and aviation, reviewed by ...
More countries now wary of Chinese loansINQUIRER.net

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Spellbinding Sierra Leone has plenty to offer - The Economist 1843

The Economist 1843

Spellbinding Sierra Leone has plenty to offer
The Economist 1843
As we drifted down the Moa river, long-armed monkeys danced through the canopy overhead, and small, brightly coloured birds swooped in and out of sight. Just as I was thinking that there was nowhere in west Africa more enchanting than Sierra Leone, the ...
Sierra Leone: Financial Secretary says Africa is more indebted todayThe Patriotic Vanguard

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FIFA and government of Sierra Leone agree roadmap for Sierra Leone football - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

FIFA and government of Sierra Leone agree roadmap for Sierra Leone football
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2018: Officials of World's football governing body – FIFA, met at their head office in Zurich on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, with the vice president – Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, and the Attorney General of Sierra Leone ...
Fifa fails to make decision on Sierra Leone - Daily NationDaily Nation
FIFA, Sierra Leone delegates meet, talk suspension - FutaaFutaa
FIFA to order rescheduling of Ghana-Sierra Leone qualifiers – ReportsGhanaWeb
AllAfrica.com -Kenyans.co.ke -nation.co.ke
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Ghana still awaiting Fifa response on cancelled Sierra Leone ... - Goal.com

Goal.com

Ghana still awaiting Fifa response on cancelled Sierra Leone ...
Goal.com
Ghana Football Association Normalization Committee vice chairperson Lucy Quist says her outfit is still awaiting a Fifa response on the status of the cancelled ...
FIFA to order rescheduling of Ghana-Sierra Leone botched ...GhanaWeb
Ghana awaits FIFA's decision on suspended AFCON qualifier games against Sierra LeoneGhanasoccernet.com
FIFA, Sierra Leone Government discuss the situation of the SLFAFutaa

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Sierra Leone diplomats leave for stations - The Patriotic Vanguard

The Patriotic Vanguard

Sierra Leone diplomats leave for stations
The Patriotic Vanguard
He disclosed that they were pleased with the calibre of people that were appointed to represent Sierra Leone in foreign countries, adding that the appointees were the best crop of diplomats to represent, build and rebrand the image of the country ...



Sierra Leone hosts international conference on malaria - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Sierra Leone hosts international conference on malaria
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
A two-day conference on malaria prevention and control commenced in Freetown on Thursday with calls for increased funding in the fight against the deadly disease.The conference hosted by Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation is supported by ...



Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

Why the World Bank's optimism about global poverty misses the point
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2018: The World Bank says there's reason to be optimistic: the globe has reached its “lowest poverty rate in recorded history”. But, writing in theconversation.com this week, Alf Gunvald Nilsen suggests that caution ...



Sierra Leone police joins efforts to ensure children go to school - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone police joins efforts to ensure children go to school
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2018: I couldn't help but be impressed by schoolchildren in my village on the day school reopened. Many of them had woken up early, dressed and were eagerly trooping happily to school. These included ...



College of Charleston Film Series Explores Links Between Gullah Communities, Sierra Leone - charlestonchronicle.net

charlestonchronicle.net

College of Charleston Film Series Explores Links Between Gullah Communities, Sierra Leone
charlestonchronicle.net
The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) Program at the College of Charleston will host a three-film series exploring the cultural connections between South Carolina's Gullah communities and Sierra Leone. All screenings will take place in ...