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. [KF] http://www.c-r.org/accord/s-leone/accord9/index.shtml
"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. [KF] http://www.africagovernance.org/
Related article, New York Times, "In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women" By Adam Nossiter, July 18, 2011, A1, A7.
Project of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC. http://www.aodl.org/
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,
J. FIGAROL and Rapport sur
l'Expédition de la Haute Gambie (includes travel to Freetown). [KF]
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. [KF] http://www.staff.uni-mainz.de/bender/farewell_queen.html
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 Homestead.com based in Menlo Park, California.[CA,
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). AUniversity
of Wisconsin Libraries Africana Digitization Project. See the Copyright
notice for use. http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Alvares01
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. http://antislavery.eserver.org/
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.
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. [KF] http://www.reliefweb.int/library/documents/2001/sas-sie-dec00.pdf
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. [KF]
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
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. http://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/peace/pubs/pubs.htm
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. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
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. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=16284&strquery=slavery%20africa.
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. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=16284&strquery=slavery%20africa.
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/uPUBLISH.com,
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.) http://www.slcgg.org/
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. http://www.carleton.ca/cifp/
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. http://www.cmetfreetown.org/
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. http://home.earthlink.net/~jechu/africacover.html
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, "http://www.cocorioko.net/
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." http://www.c-r.org/pubs/occ_papers/
Documentary film by Sierra Leonean,
Sorious Samura. Samura won the
1999 Rory Peck
Freelance Television Cameraman Award and the
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.
On the Development Through Radio Project in Sierra Leone. "The project
[of the Forum of Conscience, in Freetown which] gives 30 womens 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 womens
radio listening patterns in Sierra Leone. See also Mercy
Wambui, 2003 Reuters Digital Visions Fellow at Stanford University.
Report, August 1996, by the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Executive
Outcomes, a South African-based company supplying mercenaries to
mining companies in Sierra Leone. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s10759.htm
Election, Presidential 2012 November 17
Julius Maada Wonie Bio - Presidential candidate of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party. See also the Facebook page. http://www.juliusmaadabio.com/
Ernest Bai Koroma - Presidential candidate of the government All People's Congress Party. Koroma is the incumbent President of Sierra Leone. See also the Facebook page. http://www.ernestkoroma.org/
"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. http://www.expotimes.net/
"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. [KF] http://www.globalissues.org/
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
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. http://www.fco.gov.uk
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. http://www.hrw.org/africa/sierraleone.php
HRW Briefing Paper. Published July 2002. "Deep-rooted issues that
gave rise to the wara culture of impunity, endemic corruption, weak
rule of law, crushing poverty, and the inequitable distribution of the countrys
vast natural resourcesremain largely unaddressed. The new government,
with the support of the international community, must take urgent steps
to tackle these problems..." http://hrw.org/backgrounder/africa/sl-bck0711.htm
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." [KF] http://www.hrw.org/reports98/sierra/
Internet resource list by INCORE, the Initiative on Conflict Resolution
and Ethnicity, a joint initiative of the University of Ulster and the United
"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. [KF] http://www.ictj.org/
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. http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=1391&l=1
Has full text reports such as:
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. [KF] http://www.ijnet.org/FE_Article/Country.asp?CountryID=48&UILang=1
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. http://www.imf.org/external/country/SLE/
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. [KF] http://www.jhr.ca/
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.
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." http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_3/kargbo/
"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. http://www.sierraleonetravel.com/
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. [KF] http://www.accountability-sl.org/
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. http://www.nec-sierraleone.org/
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. http://www.NSRC.org/db/lookup/ISO=SL
"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. http://www.nu-online.com/
"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. http://www.pacweb.org/
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. http://www.phrusa.org/index.html
"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." http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sierraleone/
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. http://www.refugeeallstars.org/v2/index.html
RI is an NGO based in Washington, D.c. Use their search engine to retrieve
articles on Sierra
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. "Salonepost.com 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." http://www.salonepost.com/
"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
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. http://www.sierraeye.net
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. [KF] http://www.anticorruptionsl.org/
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." http://www.auditservice.gov.sl/
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. http://www.daco-sl.org/
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. [KF] http://www.slmtv.com
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
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. http://www.statehouse-sl.org
"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. http://www.sierraleoneradio.net/
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." http://www.sierraleonetourism.co.uk
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. [KF] http://www.Sierra-Leone.org
" 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."
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. [KF] http://www.sierrarutile.com/
"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. http://www.sierravisions.org/
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." http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/books
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.
"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. http://www.specialcourt.org/
"an 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. http://www.sc-sl.org/
"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. http://www.thuraya.com/country/sierraleone/
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. [KF] http://www.timapforjustice.org/
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. [KF] http://sierraleone.tribewanted.com/
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. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-s/sierra-leone.html
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation,
communication, defense. Prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sl.html
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.
Sierra Leone. Political, Military, and Human Rights Chronology:
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. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
U.S. Department of State. Reports on Human Rights Practices -
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.
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. [KF] http://www.visitsierraleone.org
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. [KF] http://www.columbia.edu/~mh2245/
"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. [KF] http://www.womenwagingpeace.net/content/regions/africa.asp