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Sierra Leone News

The Herald 
FREETOWN. – Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in ... See more..
africanews 
Police in Sierra Leone are reported to have opened fire on protesting students killing one and leaving others injured on Thursday in Bo, the second largest city in the country. The students from Njala University near the city were protesting against ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The lack of a National Land Policy over the years has contributed significantly to the current chaotic situation of poor land management, land grabbing and increased land litigations one of the key priorities of the Government of Sierra Leone in the ... See more..
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Sierra Leone Telegraph 
When those elected to run the affairs of state and to manage the complex and sometimes basic needs of society, instead decide to turn their weapons out of ... See more..
Daily Maverick 
On March 13, the pastor was working in a village named Koryadu when a cry went up from one of his men in Krio, the most widely spoken language in Sierra Leone and used by Momoh throughout the phone interview. "God don bless we tiday," the worker ... See more..
Okayafrica 
In this latest installment we talk to Janka Nabay, who became a star in '90s Sierra Leone during the civil war for his innovative, electronic new take on traditional bubu music. Janka's new album, 'Build Music,' is out today on Luaka Bop. Below, the ... See more..
Awareness Times 
Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), Civil Society and Private Sector on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, joined force in call to action on energy access at ... See more..
Sierra Leone Telegraph 
On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him ... See more..
Awareness Times 
The MIDA Sierra Leone Health project is funded by the Japanese Government. The main objective of the project is to strengthen the Sierra Leonean health care system through the deployment of experienced Diaspora health care workers to Sierra Leone. See more..
Reliefweb 
Painted warnings about the Ebola virus are fading from walls as life slowly returns to normal across Sierra Leone, but Princess Koroma's scars remain as vivid ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
Area

Total 71,740 sq km
Land 71,620 sq km
Water 120 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; summer rainy season (May to December); winter dry season (December to April) ;
Natural Resources

diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite ;
Natural Hazards

dry, sand-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to February); sandstorms, dust storms
Current Environmental Issues

rapid population growth pressuring the environment; overharvesting of timber, expansion of cattle grazing, and slash-and-burn agriculture have resulted in deforestation and soil exhaustion; civil war depleted natural resources; overfishing ;

Demographics

Nationality
Sierra Leonean
Population
5,612,685 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Sierra Leone is an extremely poor nation with tremendous inequality in income distribution. While it possesses substantial mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources, its physical and social infrastructure has yet to recover from the civil war, and serious social disorders continue to hamper economic development. Nearly half of the working-age population engages in subsistence agriculture. Manufacturing consists mainly of the processing of raw materials and of light manufacturing for the domestic market. Alluvial diamond mining remains the major source of hard currency earnings, accounting for nearly half of Sierra Leone's exports. The fate of the economy depends upon the maintenance of ...See More domestic peace and the continued receipt of substantial aid from abroad, which is essential to offset the severe trade imbalance and supplement government revenues. The IMF completed a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility program that helped stabilize economic growth and reduce inflation and in 2010 approved a new program worth $45 million over three years. Political stability has led to a revival of economic activity such as the rehabilitation of bauxite and rutile mining, which are set to benefit from planned tax incentives. A number of offshore oil discoveries were announced in 2009 and 2010. The development on these reserves, which could be significant, is still several years away, however, growth skyrocketed to more than 20% in 2012, as exploitation activities began. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$8.412 billion (2012 est.); $7.023 billion (2011 est.); $6.625 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

19.1% of GDP (2012 est.); -1% of GDP (2011 est.); -1.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil, peanuts; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish
Industries

diamond mining; small-scale manufacturing (beverages, textiles, cigarettes, footwear); petroleum refining, small commercial ship repair