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May 3, 2012  Sierra Leone: Resisting Land Deals
    "While the government of Sierra Leone says it is now supporting farmers with its smallholder commercialization program, at the same time it is promoting massive foreign direct investment in farmland in the country. It claims this will not harm smallholders or food security. ... Participants at the conference [of affected land owners and land users] strongly disagreed." - The Oakland Institute

Dec 12, 2004  Liberia-Sierra Leone: Consolidating Peace?
    "The [multilateral] interventions in Liberia and Sierra Leone are failing to produce states that will be stable and capable of exercising the full range of sovereign responsibilities on behalf of their long-suffering populations. This is essentially because they treat peacebuilding as implementing an operational checklist, involving [quick] fixes to various institutions and processes" - International Crisis Group

Oct 31, 2004  Sierra Leone: Truth and Reconciliation Report
    The Sierra Leone and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report last week at the United Nations, culminating over two years of hearings of testimony from witnesses including large numbers of children who had been victimized by the 11 years of conflict between 1991 and 2002. The launch gave special prominence to a "child-friendly" edition of the report, the result of a process in which children themselves participated not only in providing testimony but also in the writing and editing process.

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February 26, 2014  Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
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January 27, 2014  Africa: Challenging Homophobia
November 18, 2013  Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2002-01-28 Sierra Leone: Report on War-Related Sexual Violence
2001-02-24 Sierra Leone: Sexual Violence Report
2001-01-11 Sierra Leone: UN Report
2000-05-18 Sierra Leone: Statements/Updates, 2
2000-05-18 Sierra Leone: Statements/Updates, 1
2000-01-16 Sierra Leone: Diamonds and War
1999-06-27 Sierra Leone: Human Rights Documents
1999-01-19 Sierra Leone: Humanitarian Crisis
1998-12-23 Sierra Leone: Recent Reports
1997-07-13 Sierra Leone: Conference Report
1997-05-26 Sierra Leone: Documents on Coup

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News (allafrica) Apr 24, 2014
Fallay Makes Halfhearted Apology for 'Extra Time' Gaffe - But Uncertainty Remains With Third Term Bid
Sierra Leone Government Office of the President
Agric. Ministry Trains Rural Women Farmers On Food Utilisation
As 62nd Anniversary Celebration Week Kicks-Off - Kosa to Dole Out Le.7M Awards
Additional country-specific links
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  Economic data (World Bank)
  Maps (Reliefweb) | Flags (FOTW)
  On-Line Travel Guide (Lonely Planet)
  Government sites (Sierra Leone)
  Internet guide (Stanford)
  Internet guide (Pennsylvania)