Sierra Leone

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INFORMATION

Capital: Freetown

Government: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

Current President: Julius Maada Bio

Economy:

  • While Sierra Leone 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.

Population: 6,312,212 (2018)

Land Size: 71,740 sq km (27,669 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Temne: 35%
  • Mende: 31%
  • Limba: 8%
  • Kono: 5%
  • Kriole: 2% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century; also known as Krio)
  • Mandingo: 2%
  • Loko: 2%
  • Other: 15% (includes refugees from Liberia’s recent civil war, and small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians)
Religions:

  • Muslim: 60%
  • Christian: 10%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 30%

Language(s):

  • English (official, regular use limited to literate minority)
  • Mende (principle vernacular in the south)
  • Temne (principle vernacular in the north)
  • Krio (English based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)

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RECENT NEWS

 
  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: 'Universal Brokerage Insurance Is Here to Stay' - AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone
    [Concord] -Consultant Victor Sheriff
  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: The Enduring Challenges of the Catholic Church in the Country - AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone
    [Concord] Jallomy -Forgiveness, reconciliation and restitution are key elements in the character and nature of the Catholic Church. We are taught to believe that the Catholic Church is universal in character and as such its applications and practices have universal acceptance and relevance. Today, more than ever before, the Catholic Church is challenged by the reality and permanent nature of change; and this is understood by the current papacy to the extent that reforms now being driven are sounding strange and shocking to t
  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: Chinese Doctors Determined to Make Jui Hospital West African Best - AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone
    [Concord] Team lead for the 21st batch of the Chinese Medical Team in Sierra Leone, Doctor Jiang Haibo, has yesterday expressed determination to do more in improving the country's healthcare system by making Sierra Leone-China Friendship hospital the best in the West African sub
  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: President Kabbah Calls for Unity - AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone
    [Concord] Traditional healers President Kabbah
  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: Orange Sl & Others Finance Medical Evacuation of 5yr-Old Rape Survivor - AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone
    [Concord] Hope for little Angela