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Sierra Leone food security monitoring system report - Sierra Leone  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Sierra Leone about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Children and Women; published on 25 Jan 2019 by Govt. Sierra Leone and WFP.

Michaela DePrince on her journey from war orphan in Sierra Leone to world-class ballerina  ESPN

Ballet soloist Michaela DePrince thinks seeing examples of dancers of color will bring young diverse people to the art. "I want young black girls to have more ...

Tradin Organic extends organic cocoa project in Sierra Leone in favor of a transparent supply chain  FoodIngredientsFirst

13 Feb 2019 --- Tradin Organic is extending its presence in Sierra Leone by strengthening its sourcing team in Kenema, the country's second largest city, and by ...

Sierra Leone Grapples With Spike in Sexual Violence  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The president's decision to declare a national emergency following an increase in rape cases has been largely supported by locals. Many say they are tired of ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Sierra Leone declares national rape emergency | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

Public mobilisation for tougher rape laws was spurred by the rape of a 5-year-old girl by a 28-year-old male relative. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

Mail and Guardian
Sierra Leone Declares National Emergency Over Rape of Young Girls  The New York Times

LONDON — Amid growing outrage over the rape of a 5-year-old girl, the president of Sierra Leone declared sexual violence a national emergency, vowing that ...

The New York Times
Young girl's rape trauma leads Sierra Leone to declare national emergency  New York Post

The president of Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency after a 5-year-old girl was left paralyzed from the waist down after being savagely raped. The.

New York Post
Sierra Leone iron ore mining is boosted by Sierra Leone Mining Company  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 February 2019: Sierra Leone Mining Company Ltd., is taking the lead in a new phase of mining explosion in Sierra Leone at the ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone: CAPPA Investors Engage Govt  AllAfrica.com

Deputy Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Turad Senessie flanked by CAPPA members during their meeting on New England Ville.

Sierra Leone: Parliament approves PC Caulker, 10 others  The Patriotic Vanguard

Contributed The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on 7th February 2019 debated and unanimously approved the 27th Report of its Committee on (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Sierra Leone: Sarah McAllister Kelley '09  Clemson World magazine

While working for the nonprofit Water of Life, Sarah McAllister Kelley '09 made the trip to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to drill a new water well for a local village.

Clemson World magazine
Sierra Leone president declares rape a 'national emergency' in country after rape of 5-year-old girl | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio declared the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency in the country on Friday after the rape of a ...

Sierra Leone: Hassan Milla Sesay Makes FK Helsingfors Debut  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone midfielder, Hassan Milla Sesay, made a full-time debut for FK Helsingfors in the Finnish Cup, but his debut day ended up as a bad day with their ...

Sierra Leone News: Salone's dependence on primary exports makes it extremely vulnerable to shocks  Awoko

In its review of economic prospects and projections for the continent, the African Development Bank presented its 2019 African Economic Outlook at the 32nd ...

Sierra Leone Parliament re-introduces Questions Time for President and Ministers  The Patriotic Vanguard

By Emperor Bailor Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief In a bid to foster transparency and accountability in the Republic of Sierra Leone, President (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Sierra Leone News: Selling the ropes to hang themselves  Awoko

Did you know that after three years in office our second Prime Minister, the Late Sir Albert Margai's worth was estimated an $250 million and the late President ...

Chief Minister In Hot Water in Sierra Leone  Sierra Express Media

Confidential sources close to the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), have intimated to Sierra Express Media, that the just re-instated ...

Sierra Express Media
Sierra Leone has a national cleaning day once a month  BBC News

A new campaign introduced by the country's president, has called on people to get out on the streets and clean.

BBC News
Sierra Leone: As Palo Conteh, Others Absent Themselves At Coinigerian Judge Schools Lawyer Ady Macauley  AllAfrica.com

Lawyer Ady Macauley,you need better preparation to represent your clients.

Sierra Leone: BBC stringer expresses concern over opposition threats  The Patriotic Vanguard

By Umaru Fofana, Freetown, Sierra Leone My attention has been drawn to a vitriolic diatribe and a clear and open threat made against me by (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
UK High Commissioner Hosts Duchess Of York In Sierra Leone  Sierra Express Media

On Thursday 7 February, the British High Commissioner, Guy Warrington Hosted Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York at his Residence in Freetown. The Duchess ...

Sierra Express Media
Krio Borbor: Why I moved from Utah to Sierra Leone  BBC News

Krio Borbor is from Utah, but speaks Krio and loves his life in Sierra Leone.

BBC News
Sierra Leone opens graft probe into actions of previous govt  News24

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has tasked a special commission with investigating allegations of widespread corruption and abuse of office under ...

Sierra Leone president Bio sees return of league football  BBC Sport

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio is among a large crowd to welcome the return of league football in the country after a four-and-a-half-year absence.

BBC Sport
Sierra Leones greatest Zionist  Ynetnews

Diplomat Adikalie Foday Sumah visited Israel as part of a delegation of UN ambassadors, and was so impressed by what he saw that he founded an ...

Sierra Leone News: ONS issues deadline for private security companies  Awoko

The Office of National Security (ONS) Act 2002, makes provision for the ONS to regulate private security companies and, as part of their mandate, issue ...

Sierra Leone News: 32nd AU Summit kicks off  Awoko

The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, has begun its 32nd ...

Sierra Leone News: 4 children with critical cardiac conditions leave for India  Awoko

After an avalanche of red tape and bureaucracy that delayed their flight for almost a week, four children, Aminata Kargbo, Ansumana Samura, Hamza Barrie and ...

Sierra Leone News: Commission of Inquiry… over Le11 bn Ebola funds not documented  Awoko

The Commission of Inquiry before Justice Biobele Georgewill, held in Brookfields, on Monday 11 February 2019, invited six former government officials to ...

Sierra Leone: IMC to review media houses  The Patriotic Vanguard

PV Staff The chairman of the Independent Media Commission(IMC), George Khoryama (photo) has said that the commission is putting modalities (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Sierra Leone Ambassadors take leave of President Bio  The Patriotic Vanguard

The newly appointed Sierra Leone Ambassadors to the United States of America (USA) and the Republic of Liberia have met at State House to bid (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Alhaji Kamara: Sierra Leonean has 'more to give' after defying heart diagnosis  BBC Sport

Sierra Leone international striker Alhaji Kamara, who defied a heart defect diagnosis to continue playing, says he still has 'more to give to the game.'

BBC Sport
Sierra Leone: Restorative justice and treatment of victims  The Patriotic Vanguard

By Emperor Bailor Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief My home country, Sierra Leone , a tiny country in West Africa that saw a devastating war of (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Death rate of women from Sierra Leone in the USA  The Patriotic Vanguard

Commentary. Dr. Nanah Sheriff Fofanah-Sesay, USA. Most people can't help but to take a minute to think about the growing number of deaths among women ...

The Patriotic Vanguard
Why we need the Sierra Leone independent commission for peace and national cohesion  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The Bio-led Government of Sierra Leone has identified the strengthening of national cohesion as ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone's president declares rape 'national emergency'  KRDO

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has declared rape and sexual violence a "national emergency," following a series of cases involving minors in the ...

Salina MobilePack meals sent to Guatemala, Sierra Leone  Salina Journal

Meals packed by volunteers at the Salina Community Area MobilePack Jan. 20-21 have been sent to Guatemala in Central America and Sierra Leone in West ...

Salina Journal
Sierra Leone Business: Businesses Smuggling Goods Through Liberia's Unmanned Borders With Guinea and S. Leone  Awoko

High import duties and hefty fees and tariffs including a recently introduced US$175 per container agreement appear to be forcing more and more Liberian ...

What newspapers in Sierra Leone say this morning  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2019: After yesterday's launch of the Commissions of Inquiry into alleged corruption and mismanagement by former ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone's ombudsman pledges to fight maladministration in public life  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The new Ombudsman of Sierra Leone - Leon Jenkins-Johnston, yesterday met with local journalists at a press ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph
BBC World Service - Focus on Africa, Sierra Leone is battling a 'silent epidemic' of sexual and gender based violence  BBC News

According to police statistics, majority of sexual and gender based violence recorded involved the rape of a minor. French warplanes have carried out *fresh* ...

BBC News
Sierra Leonean Found Guilty of Attempting to Sell Woman and Child  Liberian Daily Observer

Having been advised by her lawyer, Joseph Daddly, not to testify against an allegation that she attempted to sell a woman and her daughter, identified as ...

Liberian Daily Observer
Sierra Leone: Call to Protect Children Online  AllAfrica.com

Commissioner for the National Commission for Children (NCC) has urged the government through the Ministry of Information and Communications to consider ...

The New Direction – working hard to give Sierra Leone tourism a flying wing  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Abdulai Braima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2019: Since Sierra Leone gained her independence in 1961, one of the many sectors that have been ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Muslim community supports president Bio's fight against corruption  Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 15 January 2019, the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress and the Forum of Islamic Organisation for ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph
Former Sierra Leone Ambassador to UN Established Pro-Israel Organization After Israel Tour  http://hamodia.com

Adikalie Foday Sumah, who served as ambassador from Sierra Leone to the United Nations, recently established the Salone/Israel Friendship Organization, ...

Sierra Leone: Much anticipated Commission of Inquiry makes first sitting  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 04.02.2019 at 19h21 by APA News. Share. The first day of hearing in the much anticipated Commissions of Inquiry in Sierra Leone commenced ...

Journalducameroun.com - English
LRRRC: 'No More Sierra Leonean Refugees in Liberia'  Liberian Daily Observer

Authorities of the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) said there are no more Sierra Leonean refugees in the country. As such ...

Liberian Daily Observer
Poem of the week: The Colour of Stones by Syl Cheney-Coker  The Guardian

Complex currents of history and geology run through this warm tribute to Sierra Leone.

The Guardian
Liberia: Sierra Leonean Woman Gets 8 Years for Human Trafficking  Front Page Africa

Monrovia – Hawa Bangura, a Sierra Leonean woman tried and found guilty of human trafficking, will have to spend eight years of her life in a Liberian prison.

Front Page Africa
Chemicals accumulate on Cape Town's coasts  Sierra Leone Times

Cape Town's beaches are occasionally contaminated by faecal bacteria such as E.coli, but of greater concern are the pharmaceuticals and chemicals from.

Sierra Leone Times
Poland Hosting Middle East Summit Spearheaded By United States  Sierra Leone Times

The United States is organizing a major Middle East conference in Warsaw, hosted by Poland, which has moved to tightly embrace Washington as a counterwei.

Sierra Leone Times
The allure of a hotel in ruins on the coast of Mozambique  Sierra Leone Times

News24 13 Feb 2019, 20:39 GMT+10 ... YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE {{item.title}}. While looking at an excursion list on a cruise ship, the idea of taking a quad bike to ...

Sierra Leone Times
African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July  Sierra Leone Times

The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October. A statement on ...

Sierra Leone Times
Head of biggest Mexican drug cartel faces life in prison  Sierra Leone Times

Joaquin Guzman otherwise known as Mexican drug cartel leader El Chapo is destined for a life in prison following his conviction Tuesday in a U.S. courtroom.

Sierra Leone Times
ANC North West PEC back at work and reworking party list  Sierra Leone Times

Supra Mahumapelo's provincial executive committee (PEC) says it had already started meeting with structures and reworking the province's candidat.

Sierra Leone Times
Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections  Sierra Leone Times

In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replace.

Sierra Leone Times
Asian markets continue rallying Wednesday  Sierra Leone Times

Stocks in Asia were mosly sharply higher at the close on Wednesday although the Australian stock market ended flat to slightly lower.

Sierra Leone Times
Prosecuting War Criminals Would Be A Lot Easier If Not For The United States' Resistance  Deadspin

This piece is part of a recurring series that aims to be a complete guide to the laws of war. You can read previous entries here.

UK using mining heritage to secure sustainable development in Africa  CNBCAfrica.com

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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of 'Global Fund Observer'  Kaiser Family Foundation

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 350 of the ...

Kaiser Family Foundation
13.02.2019 Bonn schools set to implement I'mPOSSIBLE  International Paralympic Committee

Teacher training at the Bonn International School kicks off the programme in the Agitos Foundation home city. teachers with eyeshades play goalball in sport hall ...

International Paralympic Committee
Ebola's lost blood: row over samples flown out of Africa as 'big pharma' set to cash in  The Telegraph

A row is simmering over the ownership of thousands of Ebola blood samples taken from patients during the 2014-16 epidemic in West Africa and now held in ...

The Telegraph
Uganda U19 cricket team to camp in India ahead of World Cup qualifier - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

KAMPALA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Uganda's under-19 cricket team on Wednesday set off for India where it will camp for 15 days ahead of the International Cricket ...

Issa Catco Heads Temne Community  Global Times Newspaper

By Alhaji Saidu Kamara. The Temne Development Community in Sierra Leone last Saturday appointed 66-year-old Alhaji Isla Catco Kamara as. National ...

Global Times Newspaper
Lagosians should speak for true megacity — Salis  Vanguard

THE Lagos State Alliance for Democracy, AD, governorship candidate, HIGH Chief Owolabi Salis has said the coming election is the opportunity for Lagosians ...

Andrew Simmons completes his PhD in sustainable development  Searchlight Newspaper

Vincentians continue to make strides all over the world and prominent among these is Dr Andrew Simmons. Simmons, a Vincentian originally from Enhams, who ...

Searchlight Newspaper
Elections: Facebook reveals most talked topics in Nigeria  Premium Times

Facebook has revealed the most talked about subjects and topics of conversation on its platform with regards to the upcoming Nigerian elections.

Premium Times
Islamic militants' deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls  Sierra Leone Times

Nigeria's government acknowledges there has been a resurgence of violence by Islamic extremists in the country's troubled northeast region in the.

Sierra Leone Times
Ebola Management Scandal… NPPA Chief Testifies  Global Times Newspaper

By Lansana Fofanah. The former Procurement Officer in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation who is now the Chief Executive Officer of the National Public ...

Global Times Newspaper
Sarah Ferguson just stepped out in a trend she has NEVER tried before  HELLO! Magazine

The Duchess of York has been doing an incredible job launching her charity in Africa and we are right behind her! The former wife of Prince Andrew was ...

HELLO! Magazine
Liberia: Fate of 40 Trapped Miners Remains Unknown, Disaster Management Team Yet to Respond  Front Page Africa

TAPITA, Nimba County – About 40 miners are still deep underground buried under mud and debris while in search for gold in the Kartee gold mines located in ...

Front Page Africa
Sierra Leone opposition protesters granted bail  News24

A court in Sierra Leone has granted bail to 14 opposition supporters after they took part in New Year's Eve protests over the arrest of a former minister for alleged ...

Sierra Leone faces a culture of rape  africanews

According to police statistics, recorded cases of sexual and gender-based violence almost doubled last year, reaching 8505 in a population of 7.5 million, ...

Sierra Leone cancels $300 million airport deal with China  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) Sierra Leone has nixed plans to build a controversial, $318 million airport outside the capital of Freetown with a Chinese company and ...

Sierra Leone: Replanting the Mountain  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

It takes more than a village to reverse deforestation. For Sierra Leoneans, it's a matter of changing the mindset of the people—hopefully before more tragedy ...

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone  NPR

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to ...

Rocky start for Sierra Leone's free school programme  News24

Some two million children in Sierra Leone have went back to school in a key test of the country's landmark free education programme for primary and high ...

Deadly Marburg virus found in bats in Sierra Leone  The Washington Post

Scientists have discovered the deadly Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, the first time this cousin of Ebola has been found in West Africa. There have ...

The Washington Post
Sierra Leone disqualified from Afcon | News | Sport  Mail and Guardian

In October, CAF cancelled two matches pitting Sierra Leone against Ghana due to the dispute between Freetown and Fifa. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

Mail and Guardian
Locals organized medical mission trip to Sierra Leone  WDVM 25

A group of Montgomery County residents organized a medical mission trip to Sierra Leone, Africa.

Sierra Leone: Moroccan Foundation launched  The Patriotic Vanguard

By Alie Yunus Kallay, Freetown, Sierra Leone The Mohamed Sixth (VI) Foundation for African Oulema Sierra Leone Chapter has been launched by the (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Hundreds march in Sierra Leone against sexual violence  EWN

FREETOWN – Hundreds of people demonstrated in Freetown on Saturday against sexual violence against women, days after the Sierra Leone government ...

Fifa to lift Sierra Leone ban after end of Johansen trial  BBC Sport

Fifa will consider lifting Sierra Leone's suspension from international football after the corruption case against the country's FA President Isha Johansen is ...

BBC Sport
Female genital mutilation blamed for death of 10-year-old girl in Sierra Leone  CNN

A 10-year-old girl has died from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, authorities said.

Welcome luncheon for Sierra Leone Ambassador in Zurich  The Patriotic Vanguard

"We are here to serve you as Sierra Leoneans." This was the message echoed by both the incoming Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Fifa suspends Sierra Leone FA over government interference  BBC Sport

Fifa has suspended Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in the running of the country's football association. The ban ...

BBC Sport
Hunting for Viruses in Sierra Leone with the Help of Nuclear Technology  International Atomic Energy Agency

Njala, Sierra Leone — It sleeps upside down, comes to life at night and can carry Ebola. What is it? A bat. After suffering from a devastating Ebola outbreak in ...

International Atomic Energy Agency
Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow  Reuters

Doctors in Sierra Leone's public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses said they may ...

Meet one of Sierra Leone's newest academic doctors  The Patriotic Vanguard

By MS Kabba, London, UK. Dr. Alfred Amadu Veenod Fullah (pictured) is one of our newest academic doctors. This December 2018, Dr. Fullah was awarded the ...

The Patriotic Vanguard
Spellbinding Sierra Leone has plenty to offer | 1843  The Economist 1843

As we drifted down the Moa river, long-armed monkeys danced through the canopy overhead, and small, brightly coloured birds swooped in and out of sight.

The Economist 1843
Sierra Leone captain: "We're the ones suffering"  BBC Sport

Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura says the careers of the nation's players are being affected by the current ban from global football.

BBC Sport
IMF agrees new loan program for Sierra Leone  Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board has approved a new $172 million loan program for Sierra Leone to help the West African ...

Sierra Leone Parliament to relocate  The Patriotic Vanguard

By: Emperor Bailor Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief. February 1st 2019 will be an historic date for the Fifth Parliament of Second Republic of (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
FIFA ban leads to cancellation of Sierra Leone's match against Ghana  Channel NewsAsia

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone's African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead on Thursday after the country's football ...

Channel NewsAsia
Sierra Leone's sick suffer untreated as doctors strike  Channel NewsAsia

FREETOWN: Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in ...

Channel NewsAsia
Sierra Leone arrests former defense minister in graft crackdown  Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - A former Sierra Leone defense minister and his deputy were arrested on Friday as part of a crackdown by President Julius Maada Bio's ...

Sierra Leone: Netpage contract condemned  The Patriotic Vanguard

16/11/18 Press Release 21 days Ultimatum for the Ministry of Internal Affairs to take steps and nullify the fraudulent NETPAGE passport deal (...)

The Patriotic Vanguard
Caf calls off qualifier between Kenya and Sierra Leone  BBC Sport

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Kenya and Sierra Leone will not take place in ...

BBC Sport
Big Wata: The Surfers of Sierra Leone  Al Jazeera America

Editor's note: This film is no longer available online. In 2007, the fishermen of a small fishing community in the West African country of Sierra Leone witnessed an ...

Al Jazeera America

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Sierra Leone (, UK also ), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests. The country has a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and a population of 7,075,641 as of the 2015 census. Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a unicameral legislature. Sierra Leone has a dominant unitary central government. The president is the head of state and the head of government. The country's capital and largest city is Freetown. Sierra Leone is made up of five administrative regions: the Northern Province, North West Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area. These regions are subdivided into sixteen districts.Sierra Leone was a British Crown Colony from 1808 to 1961. Sierra Leone became independent from the United Kingdom on 27 April 1961, led by Sir Milton Margai. In May 1962, Sierra Leone held its first general elections as an independent nation. On 19 April 1971, Siaka Stevens' government abolished Sierra Leone's parliamentary government system and declared Sierra Leone a presidential republic with Stevens as the country's first president. From 1978 to 1985, Sierra Leone was a one-party state in which Stevens' APC was the only legal political party in the country. The current constitution of Sierra Leone, which includes multiparty democracy, was adopted in 1991 by the government of President Joseph Saidu Momoh, Stevens' hand-picked successor. On 23 March 1991, a rebel group known as the Revolutionary United Front led by a former Sierra Leone army officer Foday Sankoh launched an eleven-year brutal civil war in the country, in an unsuccessful goal to overthrow the Sierra Leone government.In April 1992, the Sierra Leone military toppled Momoh from power. In January 1996, the military government under Brigadier General Julius Maada Bio returned the country to multi-party democracy and the 1991 constitution was reestablished. Bio handed power to Ahmad Tejan Kabbah after his victory in the 1996 Sierra Leone presidential election. In 1997, the military overthrew President Kabbah. However, in February 1998, a coalition of West African Ecowas armed forces led by Nigeria removed the military junta from power by force and President Kabbah was reinstated as president. Sierra Leone has had an uninterrupted democracy from 1998 to present. In January 2002, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah fulfilled his campaign promise by officially ending the civil war as the rebels were defeated by military force with the help and support of Ecowas, the British government, the African Union, and the United Nations.About 16 ethnic groups inhabit Sierra Leone, each with its own language and customs. The two largest and most influential are the Temne and Mende. The Temne are predominantly found in the northwest of the country, and the Mende are predominant in the southeast. Comprising a small minority, about 2%, are the Krio people, who are descendants of freed African-American and West Indian slaves. Although English is the official language, used in schools and government administration, Krio, an English-based creole, is the most widely spoken language across Sierra Leone and is spoken by 97% of the country's population. The Krio language unites all the different ethnic groups in the country, especially in their trade and social interaction.Sierra Leone is a Muslim-majority country at 78%, though there is an influential Christian minority at about 21%. Sierra Leone is regarded as one of the most religiously tolerant states in the world. Muslims and Christians collaborate and interact with each other very peacefully, and religious violence is very rare. The major Christian and Muslim holidays are officially public holidays in the country, including Christmas, Easter, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha. In politics, the vast majority of Sierra Leoneans vote for a candidate without regard to whether the candidate is a Muslim or a Christian.Sierra Leone has relied on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base. It is also among the largest producers of titanium and bauxite, is a major producer of gold, and has one of the world's largest deposits of rutile. Sierra Leone is home to the third-largest natural harbour in the world. Despite this natural wealth, 53% of its population lived in poverty in 2011. Sierra Leone is a member of many international organisations, including the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Mano River Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Development Bank and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.