Sierra Leone

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Accord - "Paying the Price. The Sierra Leone Peace Process"
Full text of the Accord Special issue, No. 9. Includes documents (The Abidjan Agreement, Conakry Peace Plan, Lome Agreement), a Chronology, 1787-June 2000, profiles of key figures/organizations, maps, a bibliography with web sites. Published by Conciliation Resources, London, U.K.

Africa Governance Initiative, AGI
"The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (“AGI”) pioneers a new way of working with African countries, equipping visionary African leaders with the capacity to deliver on their reform agendas, tackle poverty and attract sustainable investment." Projects in Rwanda, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Based in London. Related article, New York Times, "In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women" By Adam Nossiter, July 18, 2011, A1, A7.

African Online Digital Library
Project of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC.
Includes - Collection Boubacar Barry (historical writings on the Futa Jalon from Professor of History Barry.) In French. Histoire de la région de Boké. Monographie du Rio Numez, par l’Administrateur J. FIGAROL and Rapport sur l'Expédition de la Haute Gambie (includes travel to Freetown).

African Music Archive
The archive at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, opened in 1991, has a collection of modern African popular music recordings and videos. The collection includes c.400 East African records, a collection of 716 78rpm records of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service. Has a 16 page report by Dr. Wolfgang Bender on the history of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service and a history of its 716 recordings from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zaire, Nigeria and other countries. Has links to numerous other African music, musician, and ethnomusicology sites and information on courses offered.

All People's Congress - Facebook Page All People's Congress. North America Branch Site has closed. Political party. Based in Sierra Leone with branches in Sierra Leone and the U.S.. Founded "... as a response to the concentration of political power in the hands of a single ethnic group..." "... has ruled the country for 24 out of 40 years of its' independence from Great Britain". Party history, views, postal addresses. Ernest Bai Koroma was the APC party's Presidential candidate for the May 2002 election.

For additional information on the APC, see Peter Andersen's Sierra Leone Web. Site hosted on based in Menlo Park, California.

Alvares, Manuel. Ethiopia Minor and a Geographical Account of the Province of Sierra Leone (c. 1615)
Authors: Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583. ; Mota, A. Teixeira da ; (Avelino Teixeira); Matos, Luís de. ; Hair, P. E. H. ; (Paul Edward Hedley).  [Liverpool, England] : Dept. of History, University of Liverpool, 1990. 1 vol. (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair). A University of Wisconsin Libraries Africana Digitization Project.

See the Copyright notice for use.

Antislavery Literature Project
Provides access to the literature and history of the antislavery movement in the United States. Full text, annotated documents. Video readings of texts. Annotated links to related web sites. Based at the English Department, Arizona State University in cooperation with Iowa State University's EServer.

Texts include - Autobiographical memoir of Boston King, a fugitive slave from South Carolina who became a teacher and minister in Sierra Leone. 1798. Selected video and audio passages, by Prof. Neal Lester.

Bank of Sierra Leone (Freetown)

Berman, Eric G. - Rearmament in Sierra Leone: One Year After the Lome Peace Agreement
Full text in Adobe pdf. Published Dec. 2000. (Small Arms Survey. Occasional Paper, No. 1). In the United Nations Reliefweb Library web site. Mr. Berman, formerly with the United Nations, is now an independent consultant.

Blyden (Edward Wilmot) and Africanism in America
Essay by Dr. Eluemuno-Chukuemeka R. Blyden, the great-grandson of Blyden. It is an "introduction to Blyden's Africanist ideas and his vision of the role of African Americans in the future of Africa."  "...given at the 1992 Pan African Congress of North America held in Savannah, Georgia, USA."  Includes a biographical outline and bibliography.

The Bonthe Descendants Association aims "To foster unity and mutual understanding among Bonthanians residing in the Republic of the Gambia. 2. To support members by rendering moral and financial support where necessary. 3. To protect and promote the good image of Bonthe in the Republic of The Gambia and abroad." Bonthe is one of the twelve districts of Sierra Leone.

Bourne, Mike - "Conflict Diamonds: Roles, Responsibilities and Responses"
Full text paper published Jan. 2001. 20 pages in Adobe pdf. (University of Bradford, Dept. of Peace Studies. Working Paper, 2.1) Concerns Angola, Sierra Leone, Congo (Kinshasa). The University is in Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K.

British History Online
From the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust. Database of primary and secondary sources. List of the British Secretaries of State 1794-1870. If you register (free), you can save a personal bookshelf of links to useful resources and use a split screen feature to compare two documents simultaneously. Based in London.

Full text of the House of Commons Journal.
Examples - Report from Committee on Sierra Leone, No. 661. From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 13 July 1830', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 85: 1830, pp. 640-45.

Petitions for abolition of Slavery. From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 13 July 1830', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 85: 1830, pp. 640-45.

Bundu, Abass - Democracy by Force?: A study of international military intervention in the conflict in Sierra Leone from 1991-2000
Book available for sale in print or online (in Adobe PDF). One can see the first 25 pages free (in Adobe PDF). 330 p. Published by Universal Publishers/, 2000.

Campaign for Good Governance
NGO to strengthen democratic institutions in and out of government. Promotes democratic participation of civil society and gender equality. For the 2007 Presidential election has presidential candidate biographies and political party maifestoes. Full text of Acts such as the Anti-Corruption Act. Reports such as National Integrity Systems Transparency International Country Study Report Sierra Leone 2004 (78 pages Word doc.)

Carleton University. Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP)
Provides country rankings, on-line presentations and a mapping component, risk assessments, regional conflict analysis, early warning research, and open-source data, measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress, and international linkages. "Our database currently includes statistical data measures for over hundred performance indicators for 196 countries, spanning fifteen years. These indicators are drawn from a variety of open sources." Statistics for African countries are sometimes not available. Has, in Adobe pdf, the ful text of Conflict Risk Assessment Report: West Africa: Mano River Union and Senegambia (01/04/2002) 369K; Democratic Republic of Congo: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 25K; Sierra Leone: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 35K.

Center for Media, Education & Technology. Sierra Leone Media Project
Site has closed. Full text articles from older Sierra Leone newspapers, directory of Sierra Leone newspapers, Sierra Leone NGO Directory, radio station directory, a report, Kabala: A Besieged City (based on March 2001 events), a report, Kambia, a Month After the Rebels Left, a Radio Monitoring Report published in 2000 on radio stations (background, management, programming). "News Archive contains nearly 1200 unedited newspaper articles from 32 local newspapers dating back to December 2000." Search news by keyword. "The Center for Media, Technology and Education (C-MET) is an NGO established in Freetown in June 2000 with a mission to build Sierra Leone's media capacity through training and education in new technologies and human rights awareness." Runs the CNET Cybercafé.

Chu, Jenny - Images of Africa
Photographs from Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Somalia taken in 2002 on relief activities of the International Medical Corps. The IMC site has additional photographs.

Citizens United for Peace and Progress
Has the party constitution. Their presidential candidate for the May 2002 election is Raymond Bamidele Thompson, Sr.

Published by the COCORIOKO Newspaper Ltd of Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey. The Publisher and CEO is Rev Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu. News, opinion pieces, diaspora news, "

Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY)
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has the Africa section and individual country reports.

Conciliation Resources. Occasional Papers
Includes "Lome is Dead! Long Live Lome!" A talk given at Conciliation Resources 9th August 2000 by Dr. Dennis Bright, Commissioner, Commission for the Consolidation of Peace, Sierra Leone and many other papers on Sierra Leone. "Founded in 1994, CR is a multi-racial and international organisation employing 10 staff in London and eight (including project and support staff) in Sierra Leone with offices in Freetown and Bo."

Country Lodge Complex
Freetown, Sierra Leone hotel. "offers first class accommodation, leisure and conferencing facilities for individuals and businesses." Rooms have internet connections, TV.

Cry Freetown
Documentary film by Sierra Leonean, Sorious Samura. Samura won the 1999 Rory Peck Freelance Television Cameraman Award and the Mohamed Amin award for footage which appears in this film. Also won a 1999 Free Press-Africa award. Brief history of Sierra Leone, interview, online store. Site based in London.

Development Through Radio Project
On the Development Through Radio Project in Sierra Leone. "The project [of the Forum of Conscience, in Freetown which] gives 30 women’s groups access to policy makers and the wider development aid community through airing their concerns and aspirations on national radio." Has case studies from war victims, discussions on Reparations and Testimonials from the community on a variety of topics and issues. On Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Forum Of Conscience (FOC), a Sierra Leone based human rights organization. Has a survey of women’s radio listening patterns in Sierra Leone. See also Mercy Wambui, 2003 Reuters Digital Visions Fellow at Stanford University.

Diamond Mercenaries of Africa
Report, August 1996, by the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Executive Outcomes, a South African-based company supplying mercenaries to mining companies in Sierra Leone. Election,

Presidential 2012 November 17
Julius Maada Wonie Bio - Site closed. Presidential candidate of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party.
Ernest Bai Koroma - Site closed. Presidential candidate of the government All People's Congress Party. Koroma is the incumbent President of Sierra Leone.

Elections 2007
Presidential and Parliamentary BBC Sierra Leon's Elections 2007:
Campaign for Good Governance
  - has presidential candidate biographies and political party maifestoes.
Ernest Koroma for President 2007 - Presidential candidate of the All People's Congress Party.
European Union Election Observation Mission 2007
National Electoral Commission Sierra Leone

Ethnologue - Languages of the World
An electronic version of the 13th edition of the book, edited by Barbara F. Grimes, published by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (Dallas, Texas, 1996). A catalogue of languages spoken in Sierra Leone and other countries. Has a language name index and language family index.

Expo Times
"...published fortnightly, with regular news updates between issues." Electronic version of a former print newspaper in Sierra Leone which was forced to close due to the war. Now published on-line and in print from France and the U.K. Publisher and Ibrahim Seaga Shaw. Has links to Sierra Leone sites, community pages.

Focus on Sierra Leone
"...on-line newsletter reporting and analysing political and social events in Sierra Leone" Editor is Ambrose Ganda. Articles date from 2001 and earlier.

Fyle, Hilton Ebenezer - Sierra Leone: The Fighter from Death Row: Testimony of Survival by a Christian Journalist
Read the first 25 pages free (in Adobe PDF) of the book / e-book. Universal Publishers, 2000.

Gbanabom Collective
Blog by E. Gbanabom Hallowell, Sierra Leonean writer, based in Alexandria, Virginia. Poetry, short stories, political commentary.

Global Issues That Affect Everyone
"...looks into global issues....and aims to show how most issues are inter-related." Links to related articles, reports. The Conflict in Africa section compares the response to conflicts in Africa to the response on Kosovo, examines corporate interests in Nigeria and oil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Eritrea, AIDS in Africa. Other topics: Aid is a lever to impose Structural Adjustment policies on the Third World, Myths about Aid, use of children in the military, globalization, corporations, environmental issues, population, and other issues. Maintained by Anup Shah who is based in England.

Global Policy Forum - Sierra Leone
Has full text U.N. resolutions, reports, journal and newspapers articles, covering 1998 to date, and a link to the Sandline Report - UK Select Committee on Foreign Affairs (1999) - "A UK government report on the 'Sandline Affair', which saw the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office implicated in a Sierra Leone arms trafficking scandal." The Forum, in New York City, seeks to make the U.N. more responsive to citizen concerns.

Great Britian. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. "Private Military Companies: Options for Regulation 2001-02"
Full text, in Adobe pdf, of a Green Paper issued Feb. 12, 2002. HC 577. (London: The Stationery Office, 2002). Discusses Angola, Sierra Leone, Congo (Kinshasa), other African countries, Executive Outcomes, Sandline International, etc. Concerns options for regulating private military companies (mercenaries). It describes the extent of the private military company sector.

Human Rights Watch - Sierra Leone
Full text reports, interviews, advocacy letters, press releases. "Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds,..." Based in New York City.

Human Rights Watch - "The Interrelationship Between The Sierra Leone Special Court And Truth And Reconciliation Commission"
HRW Policy Paper. Published April 18, 2002.

Human Rights Watch - "The Jury Is Still Out"
HRW Briefing Paper. Published July 2002. "Deep-rooted issues that gave rise to the war—a culture of impunity, endemic corruption, weak rule of law, crushing poverty, and the inequitable distribution of the country’s vast natural resources—remain largely unaddressed. The new government, with the support of the international community, must take urgent steps to tackle these problems..."

Human Rights Watch - "Sowing Terror. Atrocities against Civilians in Sierra Leone"
Full text of the report - July 1998, Vol. 10, No. 3 (A). HRW is a New York based NGO. "Since losing political power in February 1998, members of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) have been engaging in a war of terror against civilians in Sierra Leone. With no recognizable political platform, the AFRC/RUF rebel alliance is committing widespread and egregious atrocities against unarmed civilians in an attempt to regain power."

Human Rights Watch - “We’ll Kill You If You Cry:” Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict
The report documents the "widespread and systematic use of rape and other sexual violence during the ten-year civil war in Sierra Leone." Published 2003. 75 p.

INCORE's Guide to Internet Sources on Conflict and Ethnicity in Sierra Leone
Internet resource list by INCORE, the Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity, a joint initiative of the University of Ulster and the United Nations University.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). Has a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. Has a discussion list, Int-Boundaries.

International Center for Transitional Justice
"...assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse." Has full text reports on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission and on the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Has the "Legacy" of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Draft for Discussion. 29 Sept. 2003. 30 p. In pdf. Also for the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report, has the Overview; Vol. 2, Ch. 2: Findings; Vol. 2, Ch. 3: Recommendations. Based in New York city.

International Crisis Group - Sierra Leone
The ICG is "a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand and act to prevent and contain conflict." Based in Brussels, Belgium.

Has full text reports such as:
Sierra Leone: A New Era of Reform?. 2008.
Liberia and Sierra Leone: Rebuilding Failed States. 2004
Sierra Leone: the State of Security and Governance. 2003
Sierra Leone After Elections: Politics as Usual? Report. 15 July 2002. 30 p. (Africa Report No. 49)

International Journalists' Network - Sierra Leone
In English, Portuguese, Spanish. Has a database of full text media laws by country, directory of media outlets by country, press overview / state of the media by country, country facts, country codes of ethics, fellowships / awards, journalism news, and training events by country. Produced by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Washington, D.C.

International League for Human Rights. Sierra Leone Media Project
Site to launch 2001. Will have "online publication of Sierra Leonean newspapers and broadcast of Sierra Leonean radio..."

International Monetary Fund - Sierra Leone and the IMF
Full text reports such as Sierra Leone: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Annual Progress Report; Sierra Leone: Statistical Appendix; Sierra Leone: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper; etc.

Journalists for Human Rights, JHR / Journalistes Pour les Droits Humains, JDH
In English and French. "focuses on improving human rights reporting in [West African] countries that already have a relative degree of freedom of expression."

Full text report - Election Reporting in Sierra Leone (2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections and 2008’s local council elections). Based in Toronto, Canada.

Kaplan, Robert D., "The Coming Anarchy"
Subtitle: "How scarcity, crime, overpopulation, tribalism, and disease are rapidly destroying the social fabric of our planet." Full-text of the article from The Atlantic Monthly, February 1994. Uses examples from West Africa (Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea) and other countries.

Kargbo, John Abdul - "The Internet in Schools and Colleges in Sierra Leone: Prospects and Challenges"
Sierra Leone is introducing the Internet in its educational institutions in the year 2002. This article discusses some of the prospects and challenges that the Internet will bring to these institutions. "John Abdul Kargbo is in the Institute of Library, Archives, and Information Studies at the University of Sierra Leone."

Kevin McPhillips Travel
"...specialist in travel to and from Freetown, Sierra Leone." Has nonstop flights, on Airlines, between London and Freetown. Based in the U.K. Offices in the U.S. and Europe.

Discussion group on Sierra Leone.

Limeline's High Speed Internet Service
Broadband internet service provider in Sierra Leone. Uses satellite-linked pre Wi-Max infrastructure. Offers internet telephony. The owner is Limeline (Sierra Leone) Limited.

Mabayla Review
"A Sierra Leone Literary & Social Journal" Short stories, poetry, literary essays. Founded 2006. The owner / editor is E. Gbanabom Hallowell.

Mano Vision Magazine (Watford, Hertfordshire, U.K.)
Site for the print magazine.

National Accountability Group
Sierra Leone "civil society membership organisation dedicated to the promotion of transparency, accountability and integrity in government." Has a list of local officials, their party affiliation and positions. Full text reports, press releases, anti-corruption posters. Directory of Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Foreign Exchange Bureaus, NGOs, Ministries, Police, investment information, import / export information, hotels, travel agents, etc. Has internships (unpaid). Headed by Ms. Zainab Bangura, former presidential candidate. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

National Electoral Commission Sierra Leone
The Commission organizes and supervises all elections to the offices of the President and Vice-president, the membership of the House of Representatives, Local Government, Paramount Chiefs and Section Chiefs, and Village Headmen; registers political parties; monitors the organization and operation of the political parties, including their finances; etc.

Network Startup Resource Center, NSRC (Eugene, Oregon)
History of connectivity in Sierra Leone, information on internet service providers, top level domain contact information. Best source of information on the internet in Africa.

Njala University College
"...established as a Public Institution in Sierra Leone, by the Universities Act of 2005 with responsibility to undertake training in Agriculture, Education, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Community Health Sciences and Technology at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels." Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

See also the Friends of Njala University site based in Germany.

Covers the world's latest emerging infectious diseases with information on Lassa fever in Sierra Leone. By registering (is free), one apparently has access to more Partnership Africa Canada "...created in 1986 with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Canadian and African non-governmental organizations (NGOs)." Topics include blood diamonds, the African Peer Review Mechanism, NEPAD and development.

Links to African civil society organizations. Based in Ottawa, Canada.

People's Movement for Democratic Change - Facebook Page
Its leader and 2012 Presidential Candiate is Charles Margai.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
PHR "...mobilizes the health professions and enlists support from the general public to protect and promote the human rights of all people."

AIDS campaign, Darfur, Sudan Survival Campaign
A full text report on War-related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone (155 p. in PDF, pub. 2002). Based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Public Broadcasting System - "Sierra Leone Gunrunners, May 2002
"TV special 'investigates the deadly business of international weapons dealers, whose guns, grenades and mortars have contributed to millions of deaths around the world. We follow a team of U.N. detectives as they track down the source of illegal arms used to massacre civilians in Freetown, Sierra Leone."

Refugee All Stars
Site, with movie trailer, for a film about refugee Sierra Leone musicians living in Guinea, forced from their homes by civil war. "Through music [they] have found a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power." One can purchase their debut album. Soda Soap Productions, San Francisco, California.

Refugees International
RI is an NGO based in Washington, D.c. Use their search engine to retrieve articles on Sierra Leone.

Salone Post
"The Independent Online Voice of Sierra Leoneans & the African Diaspora" Current news, business, sports, videos (music, comedy, events), the final report of Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. " was registered in 2008. The publisher / editor-in-chief, Sahid Khan, Jr. was a founding member of For Di People Newspaper where he was News Editor from 1983 - 1988."

Sandline International
"...a Private Military Company (PMC) focusing on conflict resolution. The company operates worldwide and is resourced by professionals with many years of operational experience at senior rank within first world armies. Sandline maintains representative offices in the UK and USA."Has newspaper articles, white papers by Sandline stating its position on private armies, etc. It worked for the Sierra Leone govt. in 1998.

Sierra Eye
Pages take a while to load. Works better in Firefox than in MS Internet Explorer. Current news aggregator, video news stories related to Sierra Leone, etc. Tag cloud. Maintained by Davide Baldoni.

Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission
Report corruption incidents on the web site. Full text of the Anti-Corruption Act 2000, full text reports / documents, anti-corruption cases in court, press releases, their newsletter, other anti-corruption web sites, etc. Extensive directory of other Sierra Leone sites. Based in Freetown.

Sierra Leone. Audit Service
Official government site. Full text reports. "Section 119 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone empowers the Auditor General to audit the public accounts of Sierra Leone and of all public offices including the courts, the central and local government administrations, the Universities and public institutions, together with statutory corporations, companies, bodies or organisations set up partly or wholly out of public funds."

Sierra Leone. Development Assistance Coordination Office
Development news, full text of the Sierra Leone Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. Office temporarily under the Office of the Vice President. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Hosts the Sierra Leone Encyclopedia 2006.

Sierra Leone High Commission, U.K. and Ireland (London)
Ministerial directory, older news from SELENA (Sierra Leone News Agency), annotated directory of Sierra Leone sites, Sierra Leone's embassies, diplomatic missions in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone Internet Services
News, business guide, trade directory, people profiles, etc. Maimtained by ETREX (The Electronic Exchange), Wembley, U. K.

Sierra Leone Music TV
Listen to music, download mixes (takes a while some are 50 min.), music videos, participate in a forum (requires registration). "SLMTV is a nonprofit organization created to showcase Sierra Leone artists....In 2000 we creates SLMTV as a national, nonprofit business organization representing Sierra Leone Music Entertainment Industry...SLMTV represents more than one ethnic group." Web site based in the U.S.

Sierra Leone People's Party
Political party whose leader is Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone. Party history, press releases, photographs, party constitution, Site created by the Party's branch offices in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) & London (UK).

Sierra Leone Poetry
Site for poetry on Sierra Leone. Founded Jan. 11, 2001.

Sierra Leone. President's Office and Statehouse
Official site. President's biography, speeches, government policy documents, the Cabinet, legislature, judiciary, press releases, news, photographs, the Constitution, audio file of the national anthem, etc.

Sierra Leone Radio
"Sierra Leone Radio is a mouthpiece for Africans and Sierra Leoneans the world over. It is a global 'community based' internet radio station, staffed entirely by volunteers." Photographs.

Sierra Leone Tourism
Information on the Mape Project is a major tourist resort development 7 miles north of Lungi International Airport. Site by "...a London based company committed to the redevelopment of Sierra Leone."

Sierra Leone View
Online newspaper, est. 2011, based in the Netherlands. Diaspora in Europe news. African news. The owner is Ernest Smith.

Sierra Leone Web
Excellent Sierra Leone site with annotations about each resource. Current and past news stories, an email directory of Sierra Leoneans and friends with biographical information, a directory of organizations concerned with Sierra Leone, over 400 Krio proverbs, Krio stories, lorry slogans, election results, the text of President Kabbah's inaugural address, a directory of current Sierra Leone newspapers, radio and TV stations, a list of historical newspapers, and directory of Sierra Leone web sites.

Has full text documents - Annual statistical digest 2001, Sierra Leone in Figures 1998. Maintained by Peter Andersen.

Sierra Leone Writers Series (SLWS)
"...launched in Sierra Leone on July 19, 2001. The vision of the SLWS is to provide an answer to the stubborn problem of the scarcity of books in Sierra Leone." Sells books, for each book provides author biography, description of the book, a review by an academic. Has "a database that comprises professionals in diverse fields living all over the world who have interests in Sierra Leone. Its main purpose is to enable a quick search by name, profession, schools and universities attended, etc."

Sierra Leone Yellow Pages by
Sierra Leone business listings online. Maintained by Denza LLC.

Sierra Rutile Limited
Was the primary export earner for Sierra Leone before the civil conflict of the 1990s providing about 50% of the total foreign exchange earnings of the government. Sierra Leone has the world's largest deposits of rutile. Rutile is used to produce titanium dioxide pigments, which are utilized in paint, paper and plastics. The company is owned by Jean-Raymond Boulle. See a 2003 article about Boulle, Washington Post article or KFMB TV article.

Sierra Visions
"...nonprofit organization founded by Sierra Leonean young professionals." Aimed at the Sierra Leone Diaspora. Has a secondary school support program, Excel. Offers "paid internships to youth in Sierra Leone; and connects Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora and friends of Sierra Leone with volunteer and community service opportunities in Sierra Leone." Matches volunteers with NGOs.

Small Arms Survey - "Armed and Aimless: Armed Groups, Guns, and Human Security in the ECOWAS Region"
Full text of the book. Maps, bibliographies. Edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman. "detailed information on more than 35 armed groups that have destabilized West Africa since 1998" "The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland." Includes - Nigeria (oil producing states, Christian-Muslim conflict), northern Mali (Tuareg-Arab, Al-Qaeda influence), Ghana (gun manufacturing), Liberia, Guinea (refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire), Mano River Union (child soldiers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal (Casamance), Sierra Leone, Togo.

Smillie, Ian, Lansana Gberie and Ralph Hazleton - "The Heart of The Matter: Sierra Leone, Diamonds & Human Security"
Full text of the study conducted between February and December 1999. Published by Partnership Africa Canada, January 2000. 16 pp.

See other PAC reports on Sierra Leone.

Meant to be a discussion group on Sierra Leone but taken over by spammers. To access, your internet service provider must make it available. Part of the Usenet groups.

"...maintained by the Sierra Leone office of No Peace Without Justice, an international non-profit organisation working for accountability for violations of international humanitarian law." Has, in zip format, the indictments against Foday Saybana Sankoh, Johnny Paul Koroma, Sam Bockarie, Issa Hassan Sesay, Alex Tamba Brima, and Sam Hinga Norman for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and violations of international humanitarian law. Has Special Court documents, reports of No Peace Without Justice in Sierra Leone. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Special Court for Sierra Leone
" independent treaty based institution, established by an Agreement between the United Nations and Sierra Leone." The Court tries crimes against humanity committed during the civil war. Court documents, U.N. documents, press releases, etc. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

St. Helena Island, South Carolina - Home of the Mende People
Concerns the history of African-Americans (Gullah culture) whose ancestors came from Sierra Leone and settled on the island. Page by Joseph H. Stevens.

Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications - Sierra Leone
"Thuraya's service provider in Sierra Leone is Danisat Ltd, who distributes and markets Thuraya's mobile satellite services and products throughout the country,..." Thuraya, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, provides satellite-based mobile phone service.

Timap for Justice
Provides free justice services in Sierra Leone. Operates with community based paralegals. Full text reports. American law students serve as interns. Is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The Founding Director,Simeon Koroma, was a Social Entrepreneur in Residence Spring 2013 at Stanford University, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Eco tourism in Sierra Leone. "Our mission is to build and sustain cross-cultural communities...that benefit locals and visiting members; inspiring positive change..." A maximum of 30 tribe members spend a minimum of 1 week at a time living alongside a local team and community immersed in the day to day running and development of the village" Costs vary. CNN article Sept. 1, 2010 and CNN video.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone
Full text of Witness to Truth, Report of the Sierra Leone Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Vol. 1 (247 pages in PDF) and Vols. 2, 3, Appendices.

Also a Children's Version, a secondary school version, video report, and documents and press releases from the Sierra site.

United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone, UNIOSIL
Established by the United Nations Security Council. News.

United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL)
Established by the Security Council June 13, 1998. History of the conflict from 1991, U. N. documents, detailied map (Dec. 1999).

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Sierra Leone
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Sierra Leone Page
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. Prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

U.S. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great resource. Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. Congressional Record (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and to Congressional legislation. One can search the Congressional Record for Sierra Leone for ex. and find House and Senate resolutions offering congratulations on the 1996 election.

See also GPO Access:

Some universities also subscribe to Congressional Universe.

United States. Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service
Sierra Leone. Political, Military, and Human Rights Chronology: 1991-1997 Pub. 1998. 55 p. In Adobe PDF. Part of the Question and Answer Series. The series provides reports on human rights conditions for asylum and immigration officers. They are prepared by the Resource Information Center, Immigration and Naturalization Service, DOJ.

U.S. Department of State. Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sierra Leone
2012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1995, 1994, 1993 Reports:

Univ. of Pennsylvania Sierra Leone Page and Search Engine
Links to the CIA World Factbook, maps, travel, language information, etc. Created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility.

Urquhart, Brian - "Some Thoughts on Sierra Leone"
Subscription only access. Full text of the article in the New York Review of Books, June 15, 2000.

Visit Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Tourism Information
Facts about Sierra Leone, useful addresses, directory of diplomatic missions, "Sierra Leone hotels, Sierra Leone restaurants, things to do when in Sierra Leone (or indeed not to do) when preparing for the all important visit." Directory of Sierra Leone web sites. Has an e-newsletter. The site is not affiliated with the Sierra Leone Government. Maintained by Abimbola Carrol.

What the Fighers Say. A Survey of Ex-Combatants in Sierra Leone - by Macartan Humphreys and Jeremy Weinstein June-August 2003.
Interim Report: July 2004. On the web site of Macartan Humphreys, Assistant Professor of political science, Columbia University, in the section on Papers on Civil Conflict.

Women Waging Peace (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
"Women Waging Peace advocates for the full participation of women in formal and informal peace processes around the world." See the Africa section with case studies: From Combat to Community: Women and Girls of Sierra Leone and Strengthening Governance: The Role of Women in Rwanda's Transition. Profiles of African Women Peace Builders. Other reports: Policy Commission Case Study—Negotiating the Transition to Democracy and Reforming the Security Sector: Vital Contributions of South African Women. Directory of African Women's peace building organizations. Young People's Party Its 2002 Presidential candidate was Andrew Dramani Turay, Consultant Agriculturist to the World Bank/IDA.