Sierra Leone Overview Nations // Africa

OVERVIEW The Republic of Sierra Leone is a former British colony, independent since 1961, in West Africa. Western Sierra Leone has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea on the north and east and by Liberia on the southeast. Sierra Leone's security concerns have long been dominated by the numerous internal military factions vying for power. A civil war in Sierra Leone broke out in 1991 when Foday Sankoh, a former army corporal, and his Revolutionary...


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