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May 11, 2015  West Africa: Ebola Down But Not Out
    "The [Ebola] epidemic is at its lowest but not over yet. The recent weeks have seen an important decrease in new confirmed Ebola cases across West Africa. Liberia is now close to being declared Ebolafree on 9 May, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are finally getting close to zero. However, the outbreak is not over until it's over at the regional level." - Doctors without Borders, May 6 update

January 6, 2015  Sierra Leone: Losing Out
    According to World Bank estimates in December, Sierra Leone is the country that has suffered the greatest economic losses from the impact of Ebola. Economic growth, estimated at a 11.3% annual rate in the first half of 2014, contracted at a 2.8% annual rate in the second half of the year, and was projected to drop another 2% in 2015. Such massive losses not only illustrate the profound impact of Ebola; they also raise questions about the nature of the growth that left the country so vulnerable to the epidemic.

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?
Oct 31, 2004  Sierra Leone: Truth and Reconciliation Report

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

February 18, 2015  Africa: Privatizing Land and Seeds
December 8, 2014  Africa: Reflections from an Elder Statesman
November 19, 2014  Africa: Past Time for Bandaids
October 7, 2014  Africa: Ebola Perspectives
September 22, 2014  Africa: Climate Action & Economic Growth
September 16, 2014  Africa: Tracing the Oil Money

AfricaFocus Bulletin Archive
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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

Country Information & Links
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sites in Sierra Leone
News (allafrica) May 30, 2015
Helping Ebola Responders in Sierra Leone Cope With the Emotional Impact of Their Jobs
First Lady Lauds Young People in Ebola Fight
'We Want to See a Constitution Which Does Not Grant Rights but Recognizes Them'
Concerned Artistes, Health Ministry Embark On Tour to End Ebola
Additional country-specific links
  Profile (BBC) | Timeline (BBC)
  Economic data (World Bank)
  Maps (Reliefweb) | Flags (FOTW)
  On-Line Travel Guide (Lonely Planet)
  Government sites (Sierra Leone)
  Internet guide (Stanford)
  Internet guide (Pennsylvania)