Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Sierra Leone is a constitutional representative democratic republic and covers a total area of 71,740 km (27,699 sq mi) Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests.
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Sierra Leone Civil War
The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country, and left over 50,000 dead.
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Sierra Leone national football team
The Sierra Leone national football team, nicknamed the Leone Stars, is the national team of Sierra Leone and is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association. The team is affiliated to the West African Football Union of CAF. They have never qualified for the World Cup.
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Sierra Leone Creole people
The Krio are an ethnic group in Sierra Leone, descendants of slaves resettled from Nova Scotia, the West Indies and England. In this way, as decedents of slaves, the Krio are liberated slaves from various parts of Africa. They were settled in Freetown, Sierra Leone by the British between 1792 and 1855 (or possibly as late as 1860). Land in Liberia was later purchased by America as a settlement for American slaves who wished to return to Africa. Liberia also has a community called Freetown.
Sierra Leone Creole peoplePeople of African American descentPeople of Jamaican Maroon descentPeople of Liberated African descentEthnic groups in Sierra LeoneEthnic groups in AfricaRepatriated AfricansSierra Leone CreolePeople of Black Nova Scotian descent
Sierra Leone National Premier League
Sierra Leone National Premier League is the top football league in Sierra Leone. It was founded in 1967. The league is sponsored by the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, one of the major Sierra Leonean banks. East End Lions and Mighty Blackpool are the two biggest and most successful clubs. The National Premier League is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association. To date a club outside Freetown has never won the league. The season runs from March to July.
Sierra Leone National Premier LeagueNational association football premier leaguesFootball competitions in Sierra Leone
Northern Province, Sierra Leone
The Northern Province (commonly referred to as Northern Sierra Leone or simply the North) is one of the four provincial divisions of Sierra Leone. It comprises five Districts and covers an area of 35,936 km² and with a population of 1,718,240 (2004 census). Its administrative and economic center is Makeni. The North borders the Western Area to the West, the Republic of Guinea to the north-east, the Eastern Province and Southern Province to the south-east.
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Bo, Sierra Leone
Bo is the second largest city in Sierra Leone and the largest city in the Southern Province. The city serves as the capital of Bo District and lies approximately 164 miles east-south-east of Freetown. After Freetown, Bo is the leading financial, educational, transportational and commercial center of Sierra Leone. The municipality of Bo had a population of 149,957 in the 2004 census and a current estimate of 233,684. http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg.
Bo, Sierra LeoneBo, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra LeoneSouthern Province, Sierra Leone
Koidu Town (also known as Koidu, or Sefadu) is the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone and the capital and economic center of the diamond-rich Kono District in the Eastern Province. The city is a major business, commercial and diamond trade center. Koidu Town is the second largest city in the Eastern Province, and lies approximately 275 miles east of Freetown. The city had a population of 82,899 in the 2004 census (a 2006 estimate being 111,800).
Koidutown-SefaduEastern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Kenema is the third largest city in Sierra Leone and the largest city in the Eastern Province. The city is a major trade and commercial center and serve as the capital of Kenema District. The city lies approximately 200 miles east of Freetown and about 40 miles south of Bo. http://www. reuters. com/article/2011/02/14/us-bioterror-africa-idUSTRE71D49820110214. Kenema had a population of 128,402 in the 2004 census and a more recent estimate of 182,106 http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg.
KenemaEastern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Parliament of Sierra Leone
The Parliament of Sierra Leone is the unicameral legislative body of the Republic of Sierra Leone. It is occasionally known as the House of Representatives. The Sierra Leone Parliament has a total of 124 seats. 112 members are directly elected every five years, usually during the presidential election. the remaining 12 seats in Parliament are filled by appointed paramount chiefs from each of the country 12 provincial districts.
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Makeni is the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone and the largest city and economic center of the Northern Province. The city is the capital of Bombali District and lies approximately 85 miles east of Freetown. The city is a major commercial, educational, tranportational and economic center. Makeni had a population of 80,840 in the 2004 census and a current estimate of 109,112http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg.
MakeniNorthern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Politics of Sierra Leone
The government of Sierra Leone is the governing authority of the Republic of Sierra Leone, as established by the Sierra Leone Constitution. The Sierra Leone government is divided into three branches: the executive, legislative and the judicial. The seat of government of Sierra Leone is in the capital Freetown.
Politics of Sierra LeonePolitics of Sierra Leone
United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone
The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) was a United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sierra Leone from 1999 to 2005. It was created by the United Nations Security Council in October 1999 to help with the implementation of the Lomé Peace Accord, an agreement intended to end the Sierra Leonean civil war. UNAMSIL expanded in size several times in 2000 and 2001. It concluded its mandate at the end of 2005, the Security Council having declared that its mission was complete.
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Eastern Province, Sierra Leone
Eastern Province is one of the four provinces of Sierra Leone. It covers an area of 15,553 km² and has a population of 1,187,532. Its capital and administrative center is Kenema. Eastern Province, Sierra Leone is very mountainous and has two ranges, the Gola Hills and the Loma Mountains
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Mende (Mɛnde yia) is a major language of Sierra Leone, with some speakers in neighboring Liberia. It is spoken by the Mende people and by other ethnic groups as a regional lingua franca in southern Sierra Leone. Mende is a tonal language belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger–Congo language family. Early systematic descriptions of Mende were by F. W. Migeod and Kenneth Crosby. In 1921, Kisimi Kamara invented a syllabary for Mende he called Kikakui .
Mende languageLanguages of LiberiaSyllabary writing systemsLanguages of Sierra LeoneMande languages
Chiefdoms of Sierra Leone
The Chiefdoms of Sierra Leone are the third-level units of administration in Sierra Leone. The districts of Sierra Leone are divided into chiefdoms. File:Sierra Leone chiefdoms. png Chiefdoms of Sierra Leone
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The Western Area or Freetown Peninsula (formerly the Colony of Sierra Leone) is one of four principal divisions of Sierra Leone. It comprises the oldest city and national capital Freetown and its surrounding suburbs. It covers an area of 557 km² and has a population of 947,122 (2004 census). Unlike the other three regions of Sierra Leone, the Western Area population is mainly in urban areas.
Western AreaWestern AreaProvinces of Sierra Leone
President of Sierra Leone
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone is the head of state and the head of government of Sierra Leone, as well as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. The President appoints and heads a Cabinet of ministers, which must be approved by the Parliament.
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Sierra Leone Company
The Sierra Leone Company was the corporate body involved in founding the second British colony in Africa in 1792 through the resettlement of black American ex-slaves (called the Nova Scotian Settlers) who had initially been settled in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War.
Sierra Leone CompanyAfrican-American historySierra Leone–United Kingdom relationsHistory of Sierra LeoneChartered companiesSierra Leone Creole organizations
Operation Palliser was a British Armed forces operation in Sierra Leone in 2000 under the command of Brigadier David Richards. Initially, its scope was limited to evacuation of non-combatants only. Subsequently, apparently on the initiative of Richards, it expanded into critical support of the government and eventually resulted in the end of the civil war.
Operation Palliser21st-century military history of the United KingdomMilitary operations involving the United KingdomSierra Leone Civil War
Moyamba District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone with a population of 260,910 in the 2004 census. Its capital and largest city is Moyamba. The other major towns include Njala, Rotifunk and Shenge. The district is the largest in the Southern Province by geographical area, occupying a total area of 6,902 km (2,665 sq mi) and comprises fourteen chiefdoms.
Moyamba DistrictSouthern Province, Sierra LeoneDistricts of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Police
The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is the national police force of the Republic of Sierra Leone, responsible for law enforcement and crime investigation throughout Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Police was established by the British colony back in 1894 and is one of the oldest police forces in West Africa.
Sierra Leone PoliceLaw enforcement in Sierra Leone
List of heads of government of Sierra Leone
List of heads of government of Sierra LeoneLists of heads of governmentGovernment of Sierra LeoneHistory of Sierra LeonePrime Ministers of Sierra Leone
Sandline International was a private military company based in London, established in the early 1990s. It was involved in conflicts in Papua New Guinea in 1997 (having a contract with the government under the then Prime Minister Julius Chan) causing the Sandline affair, in 1998 in Sierra Leone (having a contract with ousted President Kabbah) and in Liberia in 2003 (in a rebel attempt to evict the then-president Charles Taylor near the end of the civil war).
Sandline InternationalHistory of Papua New GuineaHistory of Sierra LeoneMercenary units and formationsHistory of LiberiaPrivate military contractors
University of Sierra Leone
The University of Sierra Leone is the name of the former unitary public university system in Sierra Leone, which, as of May 2005, was reconstitued into the individual colleges of Fourah Bay College and Njala University. It is now affiliated to many colleges in Sierra Leone.
University of Sierra LeoneAssociation of Commonwealth UniversitiesDefunct universities and collegesEducational institutions disestablished in 2005Educational institutions with year of establishment missingUniversities and colleges in Sierra Leone
Kabala, Sierra Leone
Kabala is the capital and largest town of Koinadugu District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Kabala is one of the main towns in Northern Sierra Leone and is set in a rural lanscape. The town is an agricultural center and is close to the border with Guinea. Kabala lies approximately 120 miles north-east of the northern economic center of Makeni and approximately 185 miles east of the capital Freetown http://alicewatermaninsierraleone. blogspot. com/2010/10/weekend-in-kabala. html.
Kabala, Sierra LeoneNorthern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Port Loko is the capital and second largest town of Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The city lies approximately 40 miles (64 km) north-east of Freetown and had a population of 21,961 in the 2004 census and current estimate of 23,915. Port Loko lies on Banka Soka River, which flows into the Sierra Leone River.
Port LokoNorthern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone River
The Sierra Leone River is a river estuary on the Atlantic Ocean in Western Sierra Leone. It is formed by the Port Loko Creek and Rokel River and is between 4 and 10 miles wide (6–16 km) and 25 miles (40 km) long. It holds the major ports of Queen Elizabeth II Quay and Pepel. The estuary is also important for shipping. It is the largest natural harbour in the African continent.
Sierra Leone RiverProtected areas of Sierra LeoneFreetownRivers of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone–United States relations
Sierra Leone–United States relations
Elections in Sierra Leone
Elections in Sierra Leone gives information on election and election results in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people. The House of Representatives has 124 members, 112 members elected for a four year term through proportional representation in 14 multi-seat constituencies with a constituency threshold of 12.5 % and 12 Paramount chiefs.
Elections in Sierra LeoneElections in Sierra Leone
Vice President of Sierra Leone
The Vice President of Sierra Leone is a position in the executive branch of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
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Sierra Leone Football Association
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLAFA) is the governing body of football in Sierra Leone. It was founded in 1967, and affiliated to FIFA the same year. It is also a member of the Confederation of African Football from 1987. It organizes the national football league and the national team. The current coach is Ahmed Kanu, with his assistant coach being Obi Metzeger Sr. , the former head coach for 3 years.
Sierra Leone Football AssociationFootball in Sierra LeoneNational Members of the Confederation of African Football
The Limba language, Hulimba, is an erstwhile Atlantic language of Sierra Leone. It is not closely related to other languages and appears to form its own branch of the Niger–Congo family. Dialects include Tonko, Sela, Kamuke (or Ke), Wara-wara, Keleng, Biriwa, and Safroko. The eastern variety, spoken primarily in Guinea, is quite distinct. Limba has a system of noun classes, marked by an old, eroded set of prefixes augmented by a newer set of enclitics.
Limba languageAtlantic languagesLanguages of GuineaLanguages of Sierra Leone
Mandingo people of Sierra Leone
The Mandinka people of Sierra Leone (commonly referred to as the Mandingo or Mandinka) is a major ethnic group in the country and a branch of the Mandinka people of West Africa. They share the same culture, religion, tradition and language. The Sierra Leonean Mandingo are the descendants of Mandinka from Guinea who conquered native Africans in areas of the North and East in the 1870s under the leadership of Samori Ture.
Mandingo people of Sierra LeoneEthnic groups in Sierra LeoneMuslim communities in Africa
Settler Town, Sierra Leone
Settler Town, Sierra Leone or Settler Tong in Krio is the oldest part of Freetown, Sierra Leone and was the home of African American ex-slaves (who immigrated to Sierra Leone and established the first permanent free African American settlement in Africa). Settler Town was established as a walled town in 1792 between Walpole and East streets. Settler Town was compared to a town in the American South (where most of the African American settlers were from) and also to Washington D.C..
Settler Town, Sierra LeoneFreetownSettler Town, Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Creole establishmentsPopulated places established in 1792
Sierra Leone National First Division
Sierra Leone National First Division is the second highest football league in Sierra Leone, after the Sierra Leone National Premier League. Along with the Sierra Leone National Premier League, they are the two major football leagues in Sierra Leone. The league is controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association.
Sierra Leone National First DivisionFootball competitions in Sierra LeoneSports leagues established in 20022002 establishments in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone national cricket team
The Sierra Leone cricket team is the team that represents the country of Sierra Leone in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2002. They made their international debut at the 2004 African Affiliates Championship, where they finished last out of the eight teams.
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Coat of arms of Sierra Leone
The coat of arms of Sierra Leone (along with the flag), were developed by the College of Arms and granted in 1960. The shield on the arms depicts a lion beneath a zigzag border, representing the Lion Mountains, after which the country was named. It also shows three torches which are meant to symbolize peace and dignity. At the base are wavy bars depicting the sea. The supporters of the shield are lions, similar to those on the colonial badge.
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Sierra Leone Government Railway
This article is part of the history of rail transport by country series The Sierra Leone Government Railway operated in the West African country of Sierra Leone from 1897 to 1974. It was unusual in that it formed a national railway system constructed solely to a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) rail gauge. Such a narrow gauge was usually confined to feeder railways.
Sierra Leone Government Railway2ft 6in gauge railwaysRail transport in Sierra LeoneHistory of Sierra Leone
Lebanese people in Sierra Leone
There is a significant population of Lebanese people in Sierra Leone.
Lebanese people in Sierra LeoneLebanese communities outside of LebanonLebanese emigrantsLebanese diasporaEthnic groups in Sierra Leone
List of protected areas of Sierra Leone
This is a list of protected areas of Sierra Leone including National Parks, Game reserves, conservation areas and wetlands and those that are listed as proposed protected areas in the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCM) database.
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Pepel is a coastal town in the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
PepelPopulated places in Sierra LeoneWestern Area
United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone
The United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) was established by Resolution 1620 of the United Nations Security Council in 2005 to begin operations in 2006 as a follow up to United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) which helped end the Sierra Leone Civil War. It was extended twice and ended on 30 September 2008; it was replaced with the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).
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The Kono language (Kɔnɔ) is a language spoken in Sierra Leone by the Kono people. The Kono District is situated in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone and contains 14 chiefdoms, each headed by a Paramount Chief. The language varies slightly between chiefdoms.
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Lungi, Sierra Leone
Lungi is a small coastal town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town lies approximately 40 miles north of the district capital Port Lokohttp://deepermissions. org/breaking-ground/ and had a population of 4185 in the 2004 census with a recent population estimated at 8,091http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg. php?x=&men=srcg&lng=en&des=wg&geo=352708826&srt=npan&col=abcdefghinoq&msz=1500&geo=0.
Lungi, Sierra LeoneNorthern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
National Council of Sierra Leone
The National Council of Sierra Leone was the main opposition party in Sierra Leone in the early 1950s. The organisation was founded by former members of the Sierra Leonean branch of the National Congress of British West Africa around Herbert Bankole-Bright and Isaac Wallace-Johnson in 1950. It gained much of its support from the more privileged Krio people around the Freetown colony.
National Council of Sierra LeonePolitical parties in Sierra LeonePolitical parties established in 1950
History of Sierra Leone
The history of Sierra Leone began when the lands became inhabited at least 2,500 years ago. Sierra Leone played a significant part in modern African political liberty and nationalism, and became an independent nation in 1961. It began as a colony of freed American slaves on March 11, 1792, Blacks voted for the first time in elections, as did women.
History of Sierra LeoneHistory of Sierra Leone
National Stadium (Sierra Leone)
Brookfields National Stadium is a multi-use national stadium of Sierra Leone, located in the capital city of Freetown. It is used mostly for football matches and it also has athletics facilities. It is the largest stadium in Sierra Leone and has a 45,000 capacity. The stadium serves as the exclusive home of the Sierra Leone national football team, as well as a venue for social, cultural, and religious events.
National Stadium (Sierra Leone)Multi-purpose stadiums in Sierra LeoneBuildings and structures completed in 1980Buildings and structures in FreetownNational stadiumsEvent venues established in 1980Football venues in Sierra LeoneAthletics (track and field) venues
Media of Sierra Leone
Media in Sierra Leone began when the first modern printing press in Africa arrived at the start of the 19th century. In the 1860s the country became a journalist hub for Africa with professional travelling to the country from across the continent. At the end of the 19th century the industry went into decline and when radio was introduced in the 1930s this became the primary communication media.
Media of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean media
Cotton Tree (Sierra Leone)
The Cotton Tree is an historic symbol of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. According to legend, the "Cotton Tree" gained importance in 1792 when a group of former African American slaves, who had gained their freedom by fighting for the British during the American War of Independence, settled the site of modern Freetown. These Black Loyalist settlers, called "Nova Scotians" or "Navitians" in Sierra Leone, founded Freetown on March 11th 1792.
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Prostitution in Africa
]] Prostitution in Africa is illegal in most countries. Nevertheless, it is frequently common in practice, driven by the widespread poverty in many sub-Saharan African countries, and is one of the drivers for the prevalence of AIDS in Africa. Social breakdown caused by civil war or economic collapse in several African countries has caused further increases in the rate of prostitution in those countries.
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Sierra Leone)
The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as a condition of the Lomé Peace Accord with the assistance of the international community in the wake of the 11 year civil war there. It was signed by President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and RUF leader Foday Sankoh on July 7, 1999.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Sierra Leone)Sierra Leonean lawSierra Leone Civil WarHistory of Sierra LeoneTruth and reconciliation commissions
United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone
The United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2008 to provide support to the Government of Sierra Leone in identifying and resolving tensions and threats of potential conflict, monitoring and promoting human rights, and consolidating good governance reforms.
United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra LeonePolitics of Sierra LeoneUnited Nations Security Council mandates
Supreme Court of Sierra Leone
The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone is the highest court in Sierra Leone. It has final jurisdiction in all civil and criminal matters within Sierra Leone and its decisions cannot be appealed. The Supreme Court has the exclusive constitutional power to overturn ruling of lower courts within the jurisdiction of Sierra Leone. The Supreme Court, along with the Court of Appeals, High Court of Justice, and magistrate courts form the Judicial branch of the Government of Sierra Leone.
Supreme Court of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean law1960 establishmentsNational supreme courtsGovernment of Sierra Leone
List of political parties in Sierra Leone
This article lists political parties in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has a multi-party system, with two or three strong political parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown and Bo
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese Freetown and Bo (Archidioecesis Liberae Urbis et Boensis) in Sierra Leone was elevated from a diocese on November 11, 1970. On 22 March 2007 Joseph Henry Ganda retired as archbishop of the Archdiocese after 26 years in the post. Edward Tamba Charles was appointed Archbishop in a ceremony at Santanno House, Freetown, in March 2008 by Archbishop George Anthony Sammy, the Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
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Clothing in Africa
African clothing is the traditional clothing, often vibrantly coloured, worn by the black peoples of Africa. In some instances these traditional garments have been replaced by western clothing introduced by European colonialists. In Northeastern Africa, particularly in Egypt, styles of traditional womens pink thongs have been influenced by Middle Eastern culture, this can be exemplified by the simply embroidered Jellabiya which are similarly worn in the Gulf states.
Clothing in AfricaAfrican clothing
The Loko language is a Mande language spoken in Sierra Leone by the Loko people, who live primarily in the Northern Province.
Loko languageLanguages of Sierra LeoneMande languages
High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free
"High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free" is the national anthem of Sierra Leone. It was written by Clifford Nelson Fyle and composed by John Akar. It was adopted as the national anthem in 1961 when the country became independent replacing God Save The Queen. The Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991, makes it the responsibility of every citizen of Sierra Leone to "respect its ideals and its institutions" including the national anthem.
High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the FreeNational symbols of Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean musicNational anthems
Daru, Sierra Leone
Daru is small rural town in Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone with a population of 5,958 (2006 estimate) http://population-of. com/en/Sierra-Leone/01/Daru/. The town is home to one of the largest military baracks in Sierra Leone. The majority of the people in the town are from the Mende ethnic group. Steady Bongo, one of the most famous Sierra Leonean musicians, was born and raised in Daru.
Daru, Sierra LeoneEastern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Provinces of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is divided into 3 provinces and one Western Area; the provinces are further divided into 12 districts, and the districts are further divided into chiefdoms. Eastern Province Northern Province Southern Province Western Area
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Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services
The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services (SLBS) is the state-owned radio and television operation of Sierra Leone. >[http://www. afdevinfo. com/htmlreports/org/org_26813. html "Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services"]. African Development Information. http://www. afdevinfo. com/htmlreports/org/org_26813. html. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
Sierra Leone Broadcasting ServicesSierra Leonean media
Hastings, Sierra Leone
For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). Hastings Hastings is located in Sierra LeoneHastingsHastings Coordinates: 8°23′N 13°08′W / 8.383°N 13.133°W / 8.383; -13.133 Country Sierra Leone Region Western Area District Western Area Rural District Population (2004) • Total 15,054 Time zone Greenwich Mean Time Hastings is a town in the Rural District in the Western Area of Sierra Leone.
Hastings, Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Liberated African villagesFreetownPopulated places in Sierra LeoneWestern Area
Tongo, Sierra Leone
Tongoma, also known as Tongo, is a diamond mining town and the second largest city in Kenema District, (after the city of Kenema) located in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The population of the 60-sq. -mile city is 44,376. The town is the seat of the Tongo Diamond Field, one of the largest diamond-producing areas in Sierra Leone.
Tongo, Sierra LeoneEastern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Outline of Sierra Leone
The Republic of Sierra Leone is a sovereign country located in West Africa. Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea in the northeast, Liberia in the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest. Sierra Leone covers a total area of 71,740 km² (27,699 sq mi) and has a population of 5,900,000. The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. Freetown is the capital, seat of government, and largest city.
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Marampa Mines is the site of an iron ore mine based in the town of Lunsar, Port Loko District, Sierra Leonehttp://www. thetorchlight. com/index. php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1576:president-koroma-commissions-lmc-mine-operation&catid=36:local-news&Itemid=27.
MarampaPopulated places in Sierra Leone
Healthcare in Sierra Leone
Healthcare in Sierra Leone is provided by a mixture of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Sierra Leone government has divided the country into 13 health districts based on the administrative districts of Sierra Leone. There is a lack of healthcare facilities in the country as a result of the Sierra Leone Civil War but have been gradually reconstructed since the end of the war.
Healthcare in Sierra LeoneHealth in Sierra Leone
Kissy, Sierra Leone
Kissy (formerly Waterloo refugee camp) is a poor neighborhood on the eastern end of the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown. It is also home to numerous health services, including a United Methodist Church Health and Maternity ward as well as a mental hospital. It is also home to over 500 Liberian refugees.
Kissy, Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Liberated African villagesFreetownPopulated places in Sierra LeoneRefugee camps
Sierra Leone Anti-corruption Commission
The Sierra Leone Anti-corruption Commission (ACC-SL) was established by the Anti-Corruption Act passed by the Sierra Leone Parliament in 2000. It supersedes the 1960 Prevention of Corruption Act.
Sierra Leone Anti-corruption CommissionGovernment of Sierra LeoneAnti-corruption agencies
List of mayors of Freetown
There have been a number of different mayors of Freetown, Sierra Leone and some have not necessarily been from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
List of mayors of FreetownLists of mayorsMayors of Freetown
National Democratic Alliance (Sierra Leone)
The National Democratic Alliance is a political party in Sierra Leone. In the August 2007 general election, the party did not win any seats in parliament, and its presidential candidate, Amadu Jalloh, won only 17,748 votes, 0.96% of the total.
National Democratic Alliance (Sierra Leone)Political parties in Sierra Leone
Demographics of Sierra Leone
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Sierra Leone, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. The demographics of Sierra Leone is made up of an indigenous population from 18 ethnic groups. The Temne in the north and the Mende in the South are the largest.
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Sierra National Airlines
Sierra National Airlines is the national airline of Sierra Leone. It is based at the Lungi International Airport, in Lungi, Sierra Leone. It operated scheduled domestic, regional and international services, but is currently not active.
Sierra National AirlinesGovernment-owned airlinesFormer IATA membersAirlines established in 1990Airlines of Sierra Leone
Sulima, Sierra Leone
Sulima is a town in the extreme south east of Sierra Leone, lying at the mouth of the Moa River. Originally a trading post in the nineteenth century, it has a large population of refugees from Liberia.
Sulima, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra LeoneSouthern Province, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Selection Trust
The Sierra Leone Selection Trust was formed in 1934 following an agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and the Consolidated African Selection Trust Ltd (CAST). CAST was formed in 1924 and was part of a much larger mining finance house Selection Trust Ltd which had been founded in 1913 by Alfred Chester Beatty (an American mining magnate.
Sierra Leone Selection TrustCompanies of Sierra LeoneCompanies established in 1935De BeersHistory of Sierra LeoneHistory of miningDefunct mining companies
Kambia, Sierra Leone
Kambia is the capital and largest town of Kambia District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The town is a major trading center and lies about 90 miles north-east of Freetown. The town had a population of 11,842 in the 2004 census, with a 2010 estimate being 12,471 http://www. world-gazetteer. com/wg. php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=356848708.
Kambia, Sierra LeoneNorthern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
Geography of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of Africa, between the 7th and 10th parallels north of the equator. Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea to the north and northeast, Liberia to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The country has a total area of 71,740 km (27,699 sq mi), divided into a land area of 71,620 km (27,653 sq mi) and water of 120 km (46 sq mi).
Geography of Sierra LeoneGeography of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Grammar School
The Sierra Leone Grammar School was founded on 25 March 1845 in Freetown, Sierra Leone by the Church Mission Society (CMS), and at first was called the CMS Grammar School. It was the first secondary educational institution for West Africans with a European curriculum. Many of the administrators and professionals of British West Africa were educated at the school.
Sierra Leone Grammar SchoolSecondary schools in Sierra LeoneEducation in FreetownBritish West Africa
State House (Sierra Leone)
The State House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Sierra Leone and is the seat of the government of Sierra Leone. The building is located at State Avenue, Tower Hill, in central Freetown. Official receptions, meetings with visiting foreign heads of state and international delegations are held at the State House. The presidential cabinet meeting are held at the state house.
State House (Sierra Leone)Buildings and structures in FreetownBuildings and structures completed in 1895Official residences
Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone
The Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone is a campaign medal awarded since 2000 by the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom.
Operational Service Medal for Sierra LeoneSierra Leone–United Kingdom relationsBritish campaign medals
Ministry of Mineral Resources (Sierra Leone)
The Ministry of Mineral Resources (MMR) Sierra Leone is located on the 5th Floor Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Further to this the MMR Geological Surveys Department can be found at the New England estate, also in Freetown. The Ministry also supports a network of Regional Office in Makeni, Bo, Kenema and Kono, each headed by a Government Mines Engineer.
Ministry of Mineral Resources (Sierra Leone)Government departments of Sierra Leone
Football in Sierra Leone
Football is by far the most popular sport in Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone national football team, governed by the Sierra Leone Football Association, is popularly known as the Leone Stars and represents the country in international football competitions. Though the team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, they did participate in the 1994 and 1996 African Cup of Nations. The Sierra Leone National Premier League is the top football league in Sierra Leone.
Football in Sierra LeoneFootball in Sierra Leone
Transport in Sierra Leone
There are a number of systems of transport in Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, which possess road, rail, air and water infrastructure, including a network of highways and several airports.
Transport in Sierra LeoneTransport in Sierra Leone
Education in Sierra Leone
Education in Sierra Leone is legally required for all children for six years at primary level and three years in junior secondary education, but a shortage of schools and teachers has made implementation impossible. The Sierra Leone Civil War resulted in the destruction of 1,270 primary schools and in 2001 67 percent of all school-age children were out of school.
Education in Sierra LeoneEducation in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Prinia
The Sierra Leone Prinia (Schistolais leontica), also known as the White-eyed Warbler, is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Sierra Leone PriniaSchistolais
List of Governors-General of Sierra Leone
This page contains a list of governors-general of Sierra Leone.
List of Governors-General of Sierra LeoneSierra Leone-related listsLists of governors-generalHeads of state of Sierra LeoneGovernors-General of Sierra Leone
Friends of Sierra Leone
Friends of Sierra Leone(FoSL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to "serving Sierra Leone". They have over 500 members, the majority who are former Peace Corps volunteers. Founded in 1991, Friends of Sierra Leone is dedicated to Aiding the development and well-being of Sierra Leone and its people, increasing universal understand of Sierra Leone.
Friends of Sierra LeoneOrganizations established in 1991Non-profit organizations
Governor-General of Sierra Leone
Governor-General of Sierra Leone
Liberia–Sierra Leone relations
Liberia–Sierra Leone relations
Sierra Leone Independence Movement
Sierra Leone Independence Movement was a Freetown-based political party in Sierra Leone, was founded in 1957. The movement was led by Edward Wilmot Blyden III. The party contested four Freetown constituencies in the 1957 election, but did not win any seat. In September 1958 SLIM merged with the Kono Progressive Movement, forming the Sierra Leone Progressive Independence Movement.
Sierra Leone Independence MovementPolitical parties in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Parliament
Sierra Leone Parliament
British–Creole intervention in the Sierra Leone hinterland, 19th century
British–Creole intervention in the Sierra Leone hinterland, 19th century
Davis family (Sierra Leone)
The Davis family was one of the last of the Nova Scotian settler families and though the family has descendants in the United States and Europe. The Davis family was one of the original African American families of Sierra Leone, thus part of the Sierra-Leone Krio population; and they are mentioned in the Book of Negroes and also in the Muster list of Birchtown blacks. The family patriarch was Anthony Davis a 29 year old slave from Delaware.
Davis family (Sierra Leone)Nova Scotian Settler (Sierra Leone) familiesSierra Leone Creole families
Cabinet of Sierra Leone
The Cabinet of Sierra Leone is the chief executive body of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
Cabinet of Sierra LeoneGovernment of Sierra LeoneLists of government ministersNational cabinets
Sierra Leone House of Parliament
Sierra Leone House of Parliament is the meeting place of member of Parliament of Sierra Leone, the legislative body of the Republic of Sierra Leone. It is located at Tower Hill in central Freetown, just outside the central business district in downtown Freetown. At the entrance of the House of Parliament, sits the historic Martello Towerhttp://www. lonelyplanet. com/sierra-leone/freetown/sights/government-building/sierra-leone-parliament.
Sierra Leone House of ParliamentBuildings and structures in Freetown
Yamandu is a town in the Kono District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The population is predominantly from the Kono ethnic group. Population figures from past censuses are: 1963: 2,910 1985: 4,101 2004: under 3000
YamanduEastern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone
John Kizell was a first generation African American of Sherbro origin. Kizell was a Baptist and belonged to David George (Baptist) congregation of African Americans. Kizell was regularly used to negotiate with the Sherbro Caulkers and Sherbro Clevelands for land in Sierra Leone. Kizell was one of only 50 African American immigrants to Sierra Leone who was born in Africa. Kizell was one of the agents for the American Colonization Society who caused the nation of Liberia to be established.
John KizellNova Scotian Settler (Sierra Leone) peopleSherbro peopleAfrican American religious leadersYear of birth missingAmerican people of Sierra Leonean descentYear of death missingBaptists from the United States
Flag of Sierra Leone
The national flag of Sierra Leone was officially hoisted on April 27, 1961. According to the national constitution, the flag is a tricolour of green, white and blue and measures six units by nine units. The green stands for the agriculture, mountains and natural resources. The blue stands for the hope that the natural harbour in Freetown will make a contribution to peace in the world. The white stands for unity and justice.
Flag of Sierra LeoneNational symbols of Sierra LeoneNational flags
Kamalo, Sierra Leone
Kamalo is a small town and seat of the chiefdom of Sanda Loko in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
Kamalo, Sierra LeoneNorthern Province, Sierra LeonePopulated places in Sierra Leone