Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone – a country full of stark contrasts.

You can find the most beautiful beaches, huge amounts of soil recources and heart-warming, kind people there.

Nevertheless, after its independence in 1961, Sierra Leone turned out to become one of the poorest nations in the world. Corruption, the Civil War (1991-2002) which left over 50.000 dead and an EBOLA-crisis ruined the young nation in its early days. Despite stabilization through democratic elections in 2002 it is still to be found on 183rd position among 187 countries considered in the HDI category. 


Sierra Leone Wikipedia

Department for Foreign Affairs 

Sierra Leonean Embassy Berlin


Contemporary issues:

The whole continent:


AFRO Barometer


Impressions from Sierra Leone


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