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Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
Capital: Freetown
Population: 6,005,250
Independence Day: 27 April 1961 (from UK)
Date Joined: 1961
Currency: Leone (SLL)
Total Area: 71,740 sq km
Languages: English, Mende, Temne, Krio
Head of the Government: President HE Julius Maada Bio (since 4 April 2018)
Web site: http://www.statehouse.gov.sl
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Sierra Leone announces 3-day national lockdown, doctors push for 14 days

Twenty-four hours after confirming an index case, Sierra Leone announced a second case which involved a medical doctor with no links to the first patient. Both cases were registered in the capital Freetown. On Wednesday April 1, authorities announced a three-day nationwide lockdown as a containment measure against the spread of the virus.

News Source:africanews.com
News Type:News Published date: 03-April-2020
  

Free schooling, budget doubled and better teaching in Sierra Leone's education revolution

A huge overhaul of Sierra Leone's education system is underway. Broken by the decade-long civil war and then battered by the effects of the 2014 Ebola outbreak,

News Source:reliefweb
News Type:News Published date: 23-May-2018
  

Sierra Leone's new sports minister hopes to restore peace in country's FA

Sierra Leone's new sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, wants the domestic league to resume in 90 days as he works to heal the rift which is dividing football in his country.

News Source:bbc.com
News Type:News Published date: 22-May-2018
  

Why Sierra Leone appointed a 31-year old MIT PhD as its first chief innovation officer

For years, particularly over the last decade, African countries have championed the idea of solving the continent’s myriad

News Source:qz.com
News Type:News Published date: 22-May-2018
  

Ebola: Australian-run centre in Sierra Leone opens for business

An Australian-run medical centre for Ebola patients has opened in Sierra Leone overnight, the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, has announced. Britain recently completed the building,

News Source:theguardian
News Type:News Published date: 15-April-2018
  
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