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 mudslide survivors still living without homes - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors still living without homes
Aljazeera.com
Hundreds of people are still missing one year after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital. The worst natural disaster in the nation's history killed more than 1,100 people. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Freetown. Africa · Sierra ...



Sierra Leone Revs Up Its First National Ambulance System — But ... - NPR

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In Sierra Leone, cash transfers bring relief to families affected by deadly floods - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

In Sierra Leone, cash transfers bring relief to families affected by deadly floods
Reliefweb
By Harriet Mason, Communications Officer, UNICEF Sierra Leone. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – After a 20-minute-walk up a steep rocky path in the Dwarzark community, I arrived at the new home of Foday and Mamiesia Kallon and their 14-month-old son.



Is Sierra Leone's commission of inquiry a witch-hunt or political ... - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

Is Sierra Leone's commission of inquiry a witch-hunt or political ...
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: A Commission of Inquiry that is to investigate corruption in a few weeks' time, is now on the ...

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Ruadhán Mac Cormaic: How we failed Sierra Leone in Ebola crisis - Irish Times

Irish Times

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic: How we failed Sierra Leone in Ebola crisis
Irish Times
In early 2015, as the Ebola epidemic that had killed almost 4,000 people in Sierra Leone was finally coming under control, Sinead Walsh, then Irish ambassador to the west African country, travelled to the northern village of Rolath, where almost half ...



Sierra Leone and Liberia set to ratify African Court protocol - Capital FM Kenya

Capital FM Kenya

Sierra Leone and Liberia set to ratify African Court protocol
Capital FM Kenya
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Aug 12 – The Republic of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Liberia have expressed their willingness to ratify the Protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and deposit the special declaration under Article ...



Anti-Corruption Czar speaks about the impact of corruption in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

Anti-Corruption Czar speaks about the impact of corruption in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2018: Last Friday, Francis Ben Kaifala – the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, addressed the National Governance Symposium 2018, organized by the Institute for Good Governance.



Sierra Leone Commemorates CRVS Day - Global Times Newspaper

Global Times Newspaper

Sierra Leone Commemorates CRVS Day
Global Times Newspaper
Mr. Massaquoi thanked the government of Sierra Leone and partners for their technical, financial and operational support. The Deputy Minister of Defense Lahai Lawrence Leema said the launching of the CRVS is in line with the Sierra Leone Peoples Party ...



Are Liberia's oil palm growers in trouble? - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

Are Liberia's oil palm growers in trouble?
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: Liberia's largest palm oil producer pulls out of sustainability roundtable – what does this mean for rural communities? This is a report by Fidel C T Budy. The palm oil industry is no stranger to controversy ...

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Sierra Leone is still a fragile state - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone is still a fragile state
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2018: Some people are so pessimistic they make grumbling into an art. I had a friend a long time ago who was a perpetual grumbler. For him everything was doom and gloom. He finally got a visa to travel to ...

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