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Sierra Leone

Elections around the world
Election facts by Wilfred Derksen.

Sierra Leonean Web
Current and past news stories, email directory of Sierra Leoneans, a directory of organizations concerned with Sierra Leone, Krio proverbs, Krio stories, lorry slogans, a directory of current Sierra Leone newspapers, radio and TV stations.

World Factbook (CIA)
CIAs World Factbook's entry for Sierra Leone. Map and facts and indicators on geography, population, economy, politics etc.

African Studies WWW (UPenn)
Sierra Leone page on the African Studies WWW, supported by the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Conflict

Background Briefing - Executive Outcomes
Radio transcript from Australian Broadcasting Corporation 4th August 1996 on "Executive Outcomes", the South African mercenary-company made up by ex-South African government forces, engaged in the civil war in Sierra Leone.

The International Crisis Group (ICG)
Information about ICG, reports from conflict areas. The International Crisis Group (ICG) is a multinational NGO, working to prevent conflicts. In Sierra Leone ICG has been focusing its activities on encouraging good governance.Has brought together a number of local civic leaders to form a Campaign for Good Governance.

 

Culture

African Music Archive
A collection of modern African popular music recordings at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg-University. Records from the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service, history of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service and recordings from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zaire, Nigeria and other countries.

Ethnologue Database
The Ethnologue is a catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries. The Ethnologue Name Index lists over 39,000 language names, dialect names, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families.

Afro-Carribean Music
The Sierra Leone-page on Afro-Carribean Music, a non commercial server devoted to the promotion of the Afro-Caribbean culture by the mean of it's music.

 

Economy

MBendi's economic profiles
By Mbendi Information Service. Business opportunities and challenges in the countries of Africa, the companies and organisations active in various industry sectors (Oil, Gas, Chemicals, Mining etc.), the larger development projects currently underway in Africa, and information on the African Stock Exchanges.

 

News

@frica Update archive
Daily news digest by the NCA, sorted by country, region and organisation. See also our index on news sources.

One World News Service
News from organisations and bureaus participating in the One World project.

Recent Washington Post and Associated Press Stories

Reuter-Stories
Reuters stories, by Yahoo.

Africa News Online
African News Service reports.

 

Travel & Tourism

City.Net Sierra Leone
Links to different sources on Sierra Leone. Connected to the search engine Excite.

INFOHUB Sierra Leone Page
Global travel guide

Travel Advisory: Sierra Leone
(U.S. State Department)

West Africa Traveler's Health Information
(U.S. CDC)