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Sierra Leone

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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, leading to political instability. The military's primary concern is maintaining internal and border security....

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