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Sierra Leone News

Sierra Leone Telegraph 
The people of Sierra Leone are today marking 56 years of independence from Britain. But with economic hardship and massive unemployment – estimated at over 70% of the economically active population, this year's celebration is a quiet affair and its ... See more..
Daily Herald 
The Sierra Leone Civil War took a lot from its people. After the 11-year struggle that ended in 2002, more than 27,000 people were left as amputees after rebels cut off their limbs. For the survivors, the crude amputations made fitting prosthetics ... See more..
Awareness Times 
The newly appointed Ombudsman of the republic of Sierra Leone Lawyer Melron Nicol-Wilson Tuesday 25 April 2017 subscribed to the oath of office at a ... See more..
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Awoko 
On 27th April, 1961, thousands of Sierra Leoneans took to the streets in celebration of the country's Independence from Great Britain. Sierra Leone, a former ... See more..
Jollofnews 
(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia will this evening travel on an official visit to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. During the visit, which will be his fourth overseas travel since he assumed office in January, Mr Barrow will hold ... See more..
Awoko 
The Sierra Leone Football Association has appointed former acting President of the SLFA and a seasoned football administrator, J. S. Kelfala as the Chairman of this year's Sierra Leone Premier League Board (PLB). The Board is charged with the ... See more..
lehighvalleylive.com 
There are almost 100 students in each class at Centennial Secondary School in Sierra Leone, but it is often so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Visiting Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem last week, Centennial Principal Sulaiman Sengeh was struck by ... See more..
Awoko 
As the country is looking at celebrating its 56th Independence anniversary, students of the International Business class of the Institute of Public Administration ... See more..
Awoko 
Key findings of the survey are in the full report but on malaria prevention it was discovered that more than 60% of households in Sierra Leone own at least one insecticide-treated net (ITN) and almost 16% of households have at least one ITN for every ... See more..
The Patriotic Vanguard 
At the invitation of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Murray Town, officials from Sierra Leone ministries and agencies responsible for maritime affairs and fisheries joined the World Bank Country Manager, the U.S. Ambassador, and the Charge d ... 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