After a brutal civil war that devastated the country from 1991 to 2001 and saw a third of the population flee into exile, Sierra Leone (or “Salone”, as everyone calls it) is now enjoying peace and stability. With foreign investment piling in and the country’s infrastructure being rebuilt, Sierra Leone is reclaiming its pre-war reputation as one of West Africa’s most attractive destinations. . .
The Krio language, partly derived from archaic English, has made a lasting imprint on Sierra Leonean society, and makes conversation a bottomless source of humour and discovery for native English-speakers. . .
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Links we like
Sierra Leone High Commission, UK Useful starting place.
National Tourist Board The main site for up-to-date info, straddling the tourist-local divide. Useful forum.
Sierra Leone Web Masses of archived news and cultural articles, including some fascinating old documents.
Patriotic Vanguard User-friendly news and opinion site.
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