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
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Sustaining peace in practice: Liberia and Sierra Leone - Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (press release)

Sustaining peace in practice: Liberia and Sierra Leone
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (press release)
?Liberia and Sierra Leone are undergoing important transitions. The countries provide important case studies on how the United Nations (UN) can ensure successful transitions, not only from peacekeeping to peacebuilding but also from conflict to ...



[Photos] Sierra Leone president leads Eid ul Fitr celebrations, pledges to uphold religious tolerance - africanews

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[Photos] Sierra Leone president leads Eid ul Fitr celebrations, pledges to uphold religious tolerance
africanews
Sierra Leone's president Julius Maada Bio pledged to uphold religious tolerance in the Muslim majority country, as he joined Muslims to observe the feast of Eid ul Fitr on Friday. Bio hailed the peaceful coexistence that Sierra Leoneans have ...
Muslims gather at McCoy Stadium to celebrate as the holy month of Ramadan endsThe Providence Journal

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IMF welcomes Liberia's pro-poor agenda – but macroeconomic stability is essential - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph

IMF welcomes Liberia's pro-poor agenda – but macroeconomic stability is essential
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2018: On June 8, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met with the Liberian government of president George Weah, to review and discuss the country's economic performance under its Article IV ...



Sierra Leone News: DSTV launch world Cup Promo - Awoko

Sierra Leone News: DSTV launch world Cup Promo
Awoko
As a means of giving access to all football loving Sierra Leoneans and the general public, DSTV Sierra Leone has launched their World Cup promotion. Mellisa Smith, Sales and Marketing Manager of Transnational, said the promotion offers a complete ...



Sierra Leone Sports: ”We are ambassador representing the Sama Foundation' 'Sheku Turay - Awoko

Awoko

Sierra Leone Sports: ”We are ambassador representing the Sama Foundation' 'Sheku Turay
Awoko
The Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dream of Hope Foundation in the Northern region said they are Ambassadors representing Sama Foundation in the northern region and Makeni ...



Sierra Leone News: China calls for mutual development in the Sino-Sierra Leone cooperation - Awoko

Awoko

Sierra Leone News: China calls for mutual development in the Sino-Sierra Leone cooperation
Awoko
The lasting cooperation between China and Sierra Leone primarily lies in mutual political trust, said Minister Yang, adding that the two countries have been maintaining close high-level exchanges since forging diplomatic ties in 1979. The two sides ...



Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone President unveils New Initiatives in Parliament - Awoko

Awoko

Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone President unveils New Initiatives in Parliament
Awoko
Knowledgeable observers of West African political affairs have expressed the opinion that the recent address delivered to the parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday 10th May by former Brigadier General Julius Maada Bio, the country's new President, was ...



Sierra Leone Sports: SWASAL meets with Tourism Minister - Awoko

Awoko

Sierra Leone Sports: SWASAL meets with Tourism Minister
Awoko
In a drive to promote Sierra Leone's tourism through sports, the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) last Friday paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Memunatu Pratt, to discuss ways to promote the country's tourism.



Sierra Leone News: GREATEST NON-FICTION EVER WRITTEN BY AN AFRICAN - Awoko

Awoko

Sierra Leone News: GREATEST NON-FICTION EVER WRITTEN BY AN AFRICAN
Awoko
This article is to cultivate, to improve people's appreciation of someone's ability to write a book; particularly one of this ilk, which is about how war could be eradicated in Sierra Leone, the rest of Africa and the whole of the world. Much more so ...



Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin, (January - March 2018) - ReliefWeb

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Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin, (January - March 2018)
ReliefWeb
The quarterly Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin provides updates on price changes for staple food commodities in Sierra Leone. This information can be used to guide programme and policy decisions by development actors. It can also assist smallholder ...