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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How WaterAid made the plight of a village in Sierra Leone feel close to home - The DrumHow WaterAid made the plight of a village in Sierra Leone feel close to home  The Drum

Sierra Leone's economy is still suffering after Ebola, but Idris Elba plans to help re-brand the nation and boost tourism - inewsSierra Leone's economy is still suffering after Ebola, but Idris Elba plans to help re-brand the nation and boost tourism  inews

Burna Boy to play in Sierra Leone for the first time - Music In AfricaBurna Boy to play in Sierra Leone for the first time  Music In Africa

Sierra Leone: China hands over donated rice to MBSSE - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: China hands over donated rice to MBSSE  The Patriotic Vanguard

President of the Republic of Sierra Leone to attend Mining Indaba 2020 - African Mining MarketPresident of the Republic of Sierra Leone to attend Mining Indaba 2020  African Mining Market

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is 'home' as he makes donation - BBC NewsChelsea's Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is 'home' as he makes donation  BBC News

Sierra Leone detains Liberian political activist - Anadolu AgencySierra Leone detains Liberian political activist  Anadolu Agency

Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency over sexual violence - African ArgumentsSierra Leone declared a state of emergency over sexual violence  African Arguments

Sierra Leone records first case of Lassa Fever in 2020 - Politico Sierra LeoneSierra Leone records first case of Lassa Fever in 2020  Politico Sierra Leone

Rice contribution demonstrates Sierra Leone's commitment to school feeding - Sierra Leone - ReliefWebRice contribution demonstrates Sierra Leone's commitment to school feeding - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

Sierra Leone employs public expenditure data collection technology - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishSierra Leone employs public expenditure data collection technology  Journalducameroun.com - English

Sierra Leone in 2019 - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishSierra Leone in 2019  Journalducameroun.com - English

A review of corruption in Sierra Leone - The Patriotic VanguardA review of corruption in Sierra Leone  The Patriotic Vanguard

Judiciary tours Sierra Leone's prisons - Politico Sierra LeoneJudiciary tours Sierra Leone's prisons  Politico Sierra Leone

“Sweet, Sweet Salone”: What I Learned From Going Home To Sierra Leone For The First Time At 25 - British Vogue“Sweet, Sweet Salone”: What I Learned From Going Home To Sierra Leone For The First Time At 25  British Vogue

Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineJournalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Sierra Leone street carnivals celebrate warm Christmas with food and music - RFISierra Leone street carnivals celebrate warm Christmas with food and music  RFI

Liberia: Costa Reportedly on Way to US After Sierra Leone Rejects Extradition Request - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Costa Reportedly on Way to US After Sierra Leone Rejects Extradition Request  Front Page Africa

Make 2020 the year of RETURN TO SIERRA LEONE - Politico SL NewsMake 2020 the year of RETURN TO SIERRA LEONE  Politico SL News

Sierra Leone Human Development Report - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone Human Development Report  The Patriotic Vanguard

Soccer Player Mike Lahoud Hopes to Empower Sierra Leone's Children Through STEM Education - SportTechieSoccer Player Mike Lahoud Hopes to Empower Sierra Leone's Children Through STEM Education  SportTechie

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Is the Latest Royal to Head Out on Tour - PureWowSophie, Countess of Wessex, Is the Latest Royal to Head Out on Tour  PureWow

Sierra Leone: President Bio optimistic about 2020 - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: President Bio optimistic about 2020  The Patriotic Vanguard

Sierra Leone News Week 4-J-21-2020: Renaissance Movement frowns at fuel price increase, ACC clears Minister's Name on rice saga and more. – Sierra Leone News - Swit SaloneSierra Leone News Week 4-J-21-2020: Renaissance Movement frowns at fuel price increase, ACC clears Minister's Name on rice saga and more. – Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

Sierra Leone: Third Batch of 8 Nigerian Medicos Jet in - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Third Batch of 8 Nigerian Medicos Jet in  AllAfrica.com

The female coach making history in Sierra Leone - BBC NewsThe female coach making history in Sierra Leone  BBC News

Chiefdom authorities shut down radio station in eastern Sierra Leone - Politico SL NewsChiefdom authorities shut down radio station in eastern Sierra Leone  Politico SL News

How Petty Bribery is contributing to 'The Gron Dry' in Sierra Leone - Politico SL NewsHow Petty Bribery is contributing to 'The Gron Dry' in Sierra Leone  Politico SL News

UK-Africa Summit: President Bio assures investors of diversified economic ecosystem - The Patriotic VanguardUK-Africa Summit: President Bio assures investors of diversified economic ecosystem  The Patriotic Vanguard

Twitter the Sierra Leone Gossip (15/01/20) - Politico SL NewsTwitter the Sierra Leone Gossip (15/01/20)  Politico SL News

Twitter, the Sierra Leone Gossip (17/01/20) - Politico SL NewsTwitter, the Sierra Leone Gossip (17/01/20)  Politico SL News

Tyler educator shares with teachers in Sierra Leone, comes home with a new perspective - Tyler Morning TelegraphTyler educator shares with teachers in Sierra Leone, comes home with a new perspective  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Emirates News Agency - UAE, Sierra Leone discuss enhancing cooperation - WAM ENEmirates News Agency - UAE, Sierra Leone discuss enhancing cooperation  WAM EN

West Africa: Legality and Logic - Seven Reasons Why Sierra Leone Will Not Extradite or Turn Over Henry P. Costa - AllAfrica.comWest Africa: Legality and Logic - Seven Reasons Why Sierra Leone Will Not Extradite or Turn Over Henry P. Costa  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone: Greek Investor Suffers Multiple Scams in Salone - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Greek Investor Suffers Multiple Scams in Salone  AllAfrica.com

Hon. Hassan Gbessay Kanu Laid to Rest in Sierra Leone - Sierra Express MediaHon. Hassan Gbessay Kanu Laid to Rest in Sierra Leone  Sierra Express Media

Sierra Leone: Parliament opens doors to citizens - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone: Parliament opens doors to citizens  The Patriotic Vanguard

Eastern Polytech students threaten strike in Sierra Leone - Politico SL NewsEastern Polytech students threaten strike in Sierra Leone  Politico SL News

Sierra Leone Chief Justice instructs compulsory sentencing for sexual offences - Politico SL NewsSierra Leone Chief Justice instructs compulsory sentencing for sexual offences  Politico SL News

De-amalgamated Chiefdom in Sierra Leone in Dire Need of Health Centre - Sierra Express MediaDe-amalgamated Chiefdom in Sierra Leone in Dire Need of Health Centre  Sierra Express Media

Sierra Leone: 7 More Districts Added to the School Feeding Programme - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: 7 More Districts Added to the School Feeding Programme  AllAfrica.com

Tribute paid following shock death of One World Link Sierra Leone chairman - Leamington ObserverTribute paid following shock death of One World Link Sierra Leone chairman  Leamington Observer

Sierra Leone: Africa's oldest university "can't afford" electricity meters for newly refurbished hostels - Politico SL NewsSierra Leone: Africa's oldest university "can't afford" electricity meters for newly refurbished hostels  Politico SL News

Sierra Leone Telecommunications Strategic Analysis and Outlook to 2025- Analysis of Sierra Leone Mobile, Fixed Telephone and Broadband Markets – Dagoretti News - Dagoretti NewsSierra Leone Telecommunications Strategic Analysis and Outlook to 2025- Analysis of Sierra Leone Mobile, Fixed Telephone and Broadband Markets – Dagoretti News  Dagoretti News

HIV: Researcher challenges Sierra Leone's approach focusing on key populations - Politico SL NewsHIV: Researcher challenges Sierra Leone's approach focusing on key populations  Politico SL News

Sierra Leone to decide on position on common currency - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishSierra Leone to decide on position on common currency  Journalducameroun.com - English

Sincere ignorance – The high cost and threat to peace in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone TelegraphSincere ignorance – The high cost and threat to peace in Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Telegraph

China launches training course on pottery production in Sierra Leone - DevdiscourseChina launches training course on pottery production in Sierra Leone  Devdiscourse

Antonio Rudiger: Chelsea superstar donates KSh 10 million to support free education in Sierra Leone - TUKO.CO.KEAntonio Rudiger: Chelsea superstar donates KSh 10 million to support free education in Sierra Leone  TUKO.CO.KE

Sierra Leone: Frederick's Voice - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone: Frederick's Voice  AllAfrica.com

10 common mistakes young people make – Sierra Leone News - Swit Salone10 common mistakes young people make – Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

20000 Girls Inspired By Advocate Zuriel Oduwole in Sierra Leone - Keep the Faith ฎ20000 Girls Inspired By Advocate Zuriel Oduwole in Sierra Leone  Keep the Faith ฎ

UNDP, WFP and Government of Sierra Leone join hands to help mitigate resource-based conflicts and promoting community resilience - The Patriotic VanguardUNDP, WFP and Government of Sierra Leone join hands to help mitigate resource-based conflicts and promoting community resilience  The Patriotic Vanguard

Sierra Leone's President calls for change in New Year's message - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishSierra Leone's President calls for change in New Year's message  Journalducameroun.com - English

Cricket boss happy with SLCA's strides in 2019 - The Patriotic VanguardCricket boss happy with SLCA's strides in 2019  The Patriotic Vanguard

Sierra Leone designs online portal to take long wait out of teacher recruitment - The Patriotic VanguardSierra Leone designs online portal to take long wait out of teacher recruitment  The Patriotic Vanguard

Legality and Logic – Seven Reasons Why Sierra Leone Will Not Extradite or Turn Over Henry P. Costa - Liberian Daily ObserverLegality and Logic – Seven Reasons Why Sierra Leone Will Not Extradite or Turn Over Henry P. Costa  Liberian Daily Observer

Sierra Leone government puts up prices of fuel as subsidy is reduced - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone government puts up prices of fuel as subsidy is reduced  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone News Week 4-J-20-2020: APC gives wrong Affidavit to Court, former Water Resources Minister in Scam and more. – Sierra Leone News - Swit SaloneSierra Leone News Week 4-J-20-2020: APC gives wrong Affidavit to Court, former Water Resources Minister in Scam and more. – Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

Head of African Development Bank – Adesina speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit - Sierra Leone TelegraphHead of African Development Bank – Adesina speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit  Sierra Leone Telegraph

UN appoints Sierra Leone's Bangura to head Nairobi office - The East AfricanUN appoints Sierra Leone's Bangura to head Nairobi office  The East African

SLPP Government Inflicts More Hardship - Sierra Express MediaSLPP Government Inflicts More Hardship  Sierra Express Media

Reports: US Planning To Add Belarus, Kyrgyzstan To Travel Ban List - Sierra Leone TimesReports: US Planning To Add Belarus, Kyrgyzstan To Travel Ban List  Sierra Leone Times

Medee T Releases New Song Remix - Sierra Express MediaMedee T Releases New Song Remix  Sierra Express Media

Foreign investors returning to Brazil - Sierra Leone TimesForeign investors returning to Brazil  Sierra Leone Times

The Economy plays a key role in your relationship – Sierra Leone News - Swit SaloneThe Economy plays a key role in your relationship – Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

Nigeria, Sierra Leone plan currency swap - Guardian NigeriaNigeria, Sierra Leone plan currency swap  Guardian Nigeria

Jones wants England to clear the air over RWC, Saracens scandal - Sierra Leone TimesJones wants England to clear the air over RWC, Saracens scandal  Sierra Leone Times

Comair appoints 4 new board members after old guard exits - Sierra Leone TimesComair appoints 4 new board members after old guard exits  Sierra Leone Times

Team Liberia Wins 19 Medals in Sierra Leone - Liberian Daily ObserverTeam Liberia Wins 19 Medals in Sierra Leone  Liberian Daily Observer

Rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone - Sierra Leone TimesRockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone  Sierra Leone Times

India opens its first Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Niger - Sierra Leone TimesIndia opens its first Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Niger  Sierra Leone Times

Jos Buttler is my favourite player, says Mohammad Haris - Sierra Leone TimesJos Buttler is my favourite player, says Mohammad Haris  Sierra Leone Times

Anderson survives first round Australian Open thriller - Sierra Leone TimesAnderson survives first round Australian Open thriller  Sierra Leone Times

Selection chief: Faf still has ODI future, Rabada rested - Sierra Leone TimesSelection chief: Faf still has ODI future, Rabada rested  Sierra Leone Times

Sierra Leone's ACFA former president will spend tonight in police cell - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone's ACFA former president will spend tonight in police cell  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Your investigations are not meant to gather dust, Lamola tells SIU - Sierra Leone TimesYour investigations are not meant to gather dust, Lamola tells SIU  Sierra Leone Times

Sierra Leone – reflections on a decade - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone – reflections on a decade  Sierra Leone Telegraph

WHO: Coronavirus could spread to other countries "in coming days" - Sierra Leone TimesWHO: Coronavirus could spread to other countries "in coming days"  Sierra Leone Times

EU Mulls Reviving Migrant, Arms Embargo Operation Targeting Libya - Sierra Leone TimesEU Mulls Reviving Migrant, Arms Embargo Operation Targeting Libya  Sierra Leone Times

Do airlines and airports treat African passengers differently? - Al Jazeera EnglishDo airlines and airports treat African passengers differently?  Al Jazeera English

More energy woes for Zim after floods at key power plant - Sierra Leone TimesMore energy woes for Zim after floods at key power plant  Sierra Leone Times

New Electronic Expenditure Management System for Sierra Leone government ministries - Sierra Leone TelegraphNew Electronic Expenditure Management System for Sierra Leone government ministries  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Caribbean and Latin America deadliest region in world for journalists - Sierra Leone TimesCaribbean and Latin America deadliest region in world for journalists  Sierra Leone Times

I let the team and myself down: Kagiso Rabada - Sierra Leone TimesI let the team and myself down: Kagiso Rabada  Sierra Leone Times

Former First Lady Alleged Property Hijackers May be Sued - Sierra Express MediaFormer First Lady Alleged Property Hijackers May be Sued  Sierra Express Media

Health Alert: Pampers Tea on the rise – Sierra Leone News - Swit SaloneHealth Alert: Pampers Tea on the rise – Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

After almost 40 years Sierra Leone's oldest locally-owned restaurant has closed – Sierra Leone News - Swit SaloneAfter almost 40 years Sierra Leone's oldest locally-owned restaurant has closed – Sierra Leone News  Swit Salone

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All - Inter Press ServiceWhy the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All  Inter Press Service

Equatorial Guinea speeds up year of investment drive with Nigerian investors - Sierra Leone TelegraphEquatorial Guinea speeds up year of investment drive with Nigerian investors  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone's roadmap to economic diversification revealed in a new World Bank report - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone's roadmap to economic diversification revealed in a new World Bank report  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Jeter, Walker elected to Hall of Fame - Sierra Leone TimesJeter, Walker elected to Hall of Fame  Sierra Leone Times

Davids, Du Plessis to add speed to Blitzboks - Sierra Leone TimesDavids, Du Plessis to add speed to Blitzboks  Sierra Leone Times

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project - Sierra Leone TelegraphAfrican tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project  Sierra Leone Telegraph

De Kock replaces Du Plessis as Proteas ODI captain - Sierra Leone TimesDe Kock replaces Du Plessis as Proteas ODI captain  Sierra Leone Times

Sierra Leone receives million dollar luxurious VIP limousines from Chinese government - Sierra Leone TelegraphSierra Leone receives million dollar luxurious VIP limousines from Chinese government  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Medical doctor charged with corruption offences in Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone TelegraphMedical doctor charged with corruption offences in Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone's 'smart country' ambitions - DW (English)Sierra Leone's 'smart country' ambitions  DW (English)

Sierra Leone: Illegal mining blamed for environmental disasters - Al Jazeera AmericaSierra Leone: Illegal mining blamed for environmental disasters  Al Jazeera America

The story of Sierra Leone's Krio people - in pictures - BBC NewsThe story of Sierra Leone's Krio people - in pictures  BBC News