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Environmental policies and protection are not at the forefront of people’s minds, which is shown in the destruction of the country’s environment.1 70% of the land was covered with forests only a century ago, but now because of commercial logging and subsistence farming, only 5% remains.1

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The Independent 
john-sisay.jpg 'I am not in favour of what is seen as an African sense of entitlement. What we should be striving for is trade as well as aid and I think in this Sierra ... See more..
The Patriotic Vanguard 
Augusta Fraser is a daughter, sister, friend, student, and volunteer. She was born to Michael Fraser of the Krio Tribe and Rosaline Fraser of the Krio and Temne Tribe in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 6th. She was raised and currently lives in Bowie ... See more..
Sierra Express Media 
The national traffic coordinator of the Sierra Leone Police force (SLP) Sergeant Daniel Bongroh has intimated newsmen at his Central Police Station office on Monday 19th June 2017 that him and his team have been able to raise the sum of 4.5 billion as ... See more..
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Sierra Leone Telegraph 
Tribal politics in Africa is one of the reasons most communities across the continent are suffering massive under-development, social injustice, marginalisation, and at worse – violent conflict and loss of life. Even a small country like Sierra Leone ... See more..
The Patriotic Vanguard 
My name is Hapsa Isha Jalloh. I was born in Cheverly, Maryland but I am currently located in Severn, Maryland. I am the daughter of Madinatu Jalloh and Mamadou Diallo who are both from the Fulani tribe. I have 5 brothers and sisters. One older sister ... See more.. - English - (press release) (registration) 
United States President Donald Trump has named a new ambassador to Sierra Leone, pending her approval by congress APA learnt in Freetown on Monday.Maria E. Brewer of Indiana was nominated as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the ... See more..
Sierra Leone Telegraph 
In everything we do, as Christians or Muslims, our God is forever at the centre of our plans and our actions. Our faith is our source of strength and the anchor of our perseverance. We will remain confident that our collective prayers for a better ... See more..
The Patriotic Vanguard 
Mansaray was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in French and Geography, from the University of Sierra Leone, he worked for the then national airlines based in Freetown. While he was there he took frequent flying ... See more..
Sierra Leone Telegraph 
Lower Level Executive Elections in the 39 constituencies will start next week, staring on the 28th of June, and ending on 22nd of July. The decision to hold a re-run of all 39 constituency internal elections is in line with the judgement passed by the ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Former Sierra Leone goalkeeper Christian Caulker questions why an investigation into match-fixing is still pending as he serves an indefinite international ... See more..
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Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia

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


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


Sierra Leonean
5,612,685 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


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

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