The Republic of Sierra Leone is located in West Africa and shares a border with Guinea and Liberia. From 1991 to 2002, the Sierra Leone civil war was fought and devastated the country. It left over 50,000 people dead, much of the country’s infrastructure destroyed and more than two million Sierra Leoneans displaced.
President: Julius Maada Bio
Population: 7.5 million
Religion: Christianity, Islam
Languages: English, Krio
Following the Ebola Outbreak in 2014/15, economic growth has resumed in Sierra Leone. This growth has been supported by new investments in mining, agriculture, and fisheries.
Vision 2035 is the country’s development agenda and is geared towards moving the country to a middle-income nation by 2035; a nation that is inclusive with 80% of the population above the poverty line, with gender equality, a well educated, healthy population, good governance and rule of law, well-developed infrastructure, macroeconomic stability, with private-sector, export-led growth generating wide employment opportunities.