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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. [1]

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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2007) is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra Leone.

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Affirmative action

Affirmative action or positive discrimination (known as employment equity in Canada, reservation in India and Nepal, and positive action in the UK) is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who suffer from discrimination within a culture.

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Africa Independent Television

Africa Independent Television, also known by its acronym AIT, is a Nigerian satellite television station based in Lagos.

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African American

African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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African Development Bank

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries.

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African Institution

The African Institution was founded in 1807 after Britain abolitionists succeeded in ending the slave trade in Great Britain.

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African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.

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African wild dog

The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), or African painted dog, is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ahmad Tejan Kabbah

Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (February 16, 1932 – March 13, 2014) was the third President of Sierra Leone from 1996 to 1997 and again from 1998 to 2007.

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Ahmad Tejan Sillah

Ahmad Tejan Sillah is a Sierra Leonean Islamic preacher and the chief imam of the Freetown Central Mosque, the largest mosque in Sierra Leone.

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Ahmadiyya

Ahmadiyya (officially the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community or the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at; الجماعة الإسلامية الأحمدية, transliterated) is an Islamic religious movement founded in British India near the end of the 19th century.

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Al Bangura

Alhassan "Al" Bangura (born 24 January 1988 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leone footballer who plays as a midfielder.

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Albert Margai

Sir Albert Michael Margai (10 October 1910 – 18 December 1980) was the second prime minister of Sierra Leone and the half-brother of Sir Milton Margai, the country's first Prime Minister.

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Alfred Nelson-Williams

Brigadier Alfred Claude Nelson-Williams (SL 215) of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) is a Sierra Leonean army officer and Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for Sierra Leone from 2008 to 2010.

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Alfred Palo Conteh

Alfred Paolo Conteh is a retired Major in the Sierra Leone Armed Forces who has been Defense Minister of Sierra Leone since October 2007.

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All People's Congress

The All People's Congress is one of two major political parties in Sierra Leone, the other being the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP).

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AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com is a website that aggregates news produced primarily on the African continent about all areas of African life, politics, issues and culture.

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Allen Iverson

Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies) during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Amadu Wurie

Amadu Wurie (1898 – 13 June 1977) was an early Sierra Leonean educationist and politician.

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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.

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Americo-Liberian

Americo-Liberians trace their ancestry to free-born and formerly enslaved African Americans and Black British subjects from the Caribbean, Nova Scotia and Great Britain who immigrated between 1817 and 1878 to become the founders of the Republic of Liberia.

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Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna (born 1964) is a Scottish-born British writer.

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Amphibian

Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia.

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Andrew Juxon-Smith

Brigadier Andrew Terence Juxon-Smith (1933 – 1996) was a politician and military official in Sierra Leone.

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Anglicanism

Anglicanism is a tradition within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures.

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Animism

Animism (from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life")Segal, p. 14.

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Arable land

Arable land (from Latin arabilis, "able to be plowed") is, according to one definition, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops.

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Armed Forces Revolutionary Council

The Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) were a group of Sierra Leone soldiers that allied itself with the rebel Revolutionary United Front in the late 1990s.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceanic divisions, following the Pacific Ocean.

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Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is a form of government.

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Automated teller machine

An automated teller machine or automatic teller machine (ATM, American, Australian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Indian, Maldivian, Hiberno, Philippine and Sri Lankan English), also known as an automated banking machine (ABM, Canadian English), cash machine, cashpoint, cashline, minibank, bankomat or colloquially hole in the wall (British and South African English), is an electronic telecommunications device that enables the customers of a financial institution to perform financial transactions, particularly cash withdrawal, without the need for a human cashier, clerk or bank teller.

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Bai Bureh

Bai Bureh (February 15, 1840 – August 24, 1908) was a Sierra Leonean ruler and military strategist who led the Temne and Loko uprising against British rule in 1898 in Northern Sierra Leone.

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Banja Tejan-Sie

Sir Banja Tejan-Sie, GCMG (7 August 1917 – 8 August 2000) was a politician and lawyer in Sierra Leone and one of the "founding fathers" of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP).

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Bank of Sierra Leone

The Bank of Sierra Leone is the central bank of Sierra Leone.

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Baptists

Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and that it must be done by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).

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Bauxite

Bauxite, an aluminium ore, is the world's main source of aluminium.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC World Service

The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays.

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Bengali language

Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা) is the language native to the region of Bengal, which comprises the present-day nation of Bangladesh and of the Indian states West Bengal, Tripura and southern Assam.

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Berlin Conference

The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference (Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz), regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.

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Birchtown, Nova Scotia

Birchtown is a community and National Historic Site in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located near Shelburne in the Shelburne Municipal District of Shelburne County.

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Black Loyalist

A Black Loyalist was an inhabitant of British America of African descent who joined British colonial forces during the American Revolutionary War.

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Blood diamond

Blood diamonds (also called conflict diamonds, converted diamonds, hot diamonds, or war diamonds) is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity.

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Bo District

Bo District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Bo, Sierra Leone

Bo also commonly referred to as Bo Town, is the second largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown) and the largest city in the Southern Province.

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Bombali District

Bombali District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Bonthe

Bonthe is a coastal town located on Sherbro Island in Bonthe District in the southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Bonthe District

Bonthe District is a district comprises several islands and mainland of the Atlantic Ocean in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers, in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other former British colonies.

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Brigadier

Brigadier is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country.

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Brigadier general

Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces.

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Brima Acha Kamara

The current Inspector General of Police.

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British Army

The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom.

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British military intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War

The United Kingdom began a military intervention in Sierra Leone on 7 May 2000 under the codename Operation Palliser.

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Bundesliga

The Bundesliga (Federal League), sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1.

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Bureau of International Labor Affairs

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) is an operating unit of the United States Department of Labor which manages the Department's international responsibilities.

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Canidae

The biological family Canidae is a lineage of carnivorans that includes domestic dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, and many other extant and extinct dog-like mammals.

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Capital punishment

Capital punishment, death penalty or execution is punishment by death.

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Capital Radio Sierra Leone

This article is about the Sierra Leone radio station.

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Cassava

Manihot esculenta, with common names cassava, Brazilian arrowroot, manioc, and tapioca, is a woody shrub of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, native to South America.

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Catholicism

Catholicism (from Greek καθολικισμός, katholikismos, "universal doctrine") and its adjectival form Catholic are used as broad terms for describing specific traditions in the Christian churches in theology, doctrine, liturgy, ethics, and spirituality.

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Central bank

A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a state's currency, money supply, and interest rates.

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Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the U.S. Government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).

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Charles Taylor (Liberian politician)

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian politician who was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003.

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Chief Justice

The Chief Justice is the name for the presiding member of a supreme court in many countries with a justice system based on English common law, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, the Supreme Court of Japan, the Supreme Court of India, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Supreme Court of Nepal, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the Supreme Court of Ireland, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of the United States, and provincial or state supreme courts.

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Chief Minister

A Chief Minister is the elected head of government of a sub-national (e.g. constituent federal) entity, notably a state (and sometimes a union territory) in India, a territory of Australia, provinces of Sri Lanka or Pakistan, Philippine Autonomous Regions or a British Overseas Territory that has attained self-government.

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Cholera

Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

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Christian

A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Christian Caulker

Christian Caulker (born December 25, 1988 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who is currently suspended indefinitely over allegations of match-fixing.

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Christian denomination

A denomination in Christianity is a distinct religious body identified by traits such as a common name, structure, leadership and doctrine.

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Christianity

ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Christmas

Christmas or Christmas Day (Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Cline Town

Cline Town is an area in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Code of conduct

A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the social norms and rules and responsibilities of, or proper practices for, an individual, party or organization.

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Commander-in-chief

A commander-in-chief is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces or significant elements of those forces.

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Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.

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Compulsory education

Compulsory education refers to a period of education that is required of persons, imposed by law.

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Conakry

Conakry (Sosso) is the capital and largest city of Guinea.

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Conspiracy (criminal)

In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future.

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Conviction

In law, a conviction is the verdict that results when a court of law finds a defendant guilty of a crime.

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Cooking plantain

A plantain, or cooking plantain, is one of the less sweet cultivated varieties (cultivars) of the genus Musa whose fruit is also known as the banana.

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Corchorus

Corchorus is a genus of about 40–100 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world.

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Corporal

Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by most militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations.

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Coup d'état

A coup d'état (literally "blow of state"; plural: coups d'état, pronounced like the singular form), also known simply as a coup, or an overthrow, is the sudden and (usually) illegal seizure of a state, usually instigated by a small group of the existing government establishment to depose the established regime and replace it with a new ruling body.

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Court-martial

A court-martial (plural courts-martial, as "martial" is postpositive) is a military court.

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Crown colony

A Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire.

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Cuba

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country in the Caribbean comprising the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos.

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Currency

A currency (from curraunt, "in circulation", from currens, -entis) in the most specific use of the word refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins.

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David Lansana

Brigadier David Lansana (1922–1975) was one of the very few Sierra Leoneans to be educated at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England during the colonial period.

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De Beers

The De Beers Group of Companies has a leading role in the diamond exploration, diamond mining, diamond retail, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors.

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Decolonization

Decolonization (US) or decolonisation (UK) is the undoing of colonialism, where a nation establishes and maintains its domination over dependent territories.

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Defamation

Defamation—also calumny, vilification, and traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual person, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation as well as other various kinds of defamation that retaliate against groundless criticism.

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Defence minister

The title Defense minister, Minister for Defense, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State for Defence, Secretary of National Defense or some similar variation, is assigned to the person in a cabinet position in charge of a Ministry of Defence, which regulates the armed forces in sovereign states.

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Deforestation

Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.

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Dialogue

Dialogue (sometimes spelled dialog in American English) is a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people, and a literary and theatrical form that depicts such an exchange.

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Diamond

In mineralogy, diamond (or; from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας – adámas "unbreakable") is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice.

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Direct democracy

Direct democracy (also known as pure democracy) is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.

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Districts of Sierra Leone

The provinces of Sierra Leone are divided into 14 districts.

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Doctrine

Doctrine (from doctrina or possibly from Sanskrit: dukrn) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in a given branch of knowledge or belief system.

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Domestic airport

A domestic airport is an airport that handles only domestic flights—flights within the same country.

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Drainage basin

A drainage basin or catchment basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean.

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Dry season

The dry season is a yearly period of low rainfall, especially in the tropics.

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East End Lions F.C.

East End Lions is a Sierra Leonean professional football club based in the capital Freetown.

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Easter

EasterTraditional names for the feast in English are "Easter Day", as in the Book of Common Prayer, "Easter Sunday", used by James Ussher and Samuel Pepys and plain "Easter", as in books printed in,, (Old English usually Ēastrun, -on, or -an; also Ēastru, -o; and Ēostre), also called Pasch (derived, through Pascha and Greek Πάσχα Paskha, from פסחא, cognate to פֶּסַח Pesaḥ)In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Greek word Pascha is used for the celebration; in English, the analogous word is Pasch.

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Eastern Orthodox Church

The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.

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Eastern Province, Sierra Leone

Eastern Province is one of the three provinces of Sierra Leone.

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Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone

The West African nation of Sierra Leone is currently afflicted by an epidemic of Ebola virus disease (commonly known as "Ebola"), along with the neighbouring countries of Guinea and previously Liberia.

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Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease (commonly known as "Ebola") in history is currently ongoing in two West African countries.

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Economic Community of West African States

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS; French: Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, CEDEAO) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries.

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Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group

The Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) was a West African multilateral armed force established by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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Economic integration

Economic integration is the unification of economic policies between different states through the partial or full abolition of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on trade taking place among them prior to their integration.

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Ecoregion

An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone.

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Edward Sam M'boma

Edwin Sam - M’boma is a Sierra Leonean military commander.

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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى,, "Festival of the Sacrifice"), also called the Feast of Sacrifice or Bakr-Eid, is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year.

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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر,, "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival or Hari Raya Puasa and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

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Election

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Environmental Justice Foundation

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 2001 by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams that promotes the non-violent resolution of human rights abuses and related environmental issues in the Global South.

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Epidemic

An epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi "upon or above" and δῆμος demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less.

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Ernest Bai Koroma

Ernest Bai Koroma (born 2 October 1953) is the President of Sierra Leone.

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Ethnic group

An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience.

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Evangelicalism

Evangelicalism, Evangelical Christianity, or Evangelical Protestantism is a worldwide, transdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity, maintaining that the essence of the gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.

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Exchange rate

In finance, an exchange rate (also known as a foreign-exchange rate, forex rate, FX rate or Agio) between two currencies is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another.

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Executive Outcomes

Executive Outcomes was a private military company (PMC) founded in South Africa by former Lieutenant-Colonel of the South African Defence Force Eeben Barlow in 1989.

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Exile

Exile means to be away from one's home (i.e. city, state or country), while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return.

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Falaba

Falaba is a former town in the Solima area, Koinadugu District of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Farmer

A farmer (also called an agriculturer) is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials.

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Fee simple

In English law, a fee simple or fee simple absolute is an estate in land, a form of freehold ownership.

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Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

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FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.

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Fisherman

A fisherman or fisher is someone who captures fish and other animals from a body of water, or gathers shellfish.

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FM broadcasting

FM broadcasting is a VHF broadcasting technology, pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong, which uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio.

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Foday Sankoh

Foday Saybana Sankoh (17 October 1937 – 29 July 2003) was the leader and founder of the Sierra Leone rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in the 11-year-long Sierra Leone Civil War, starting in 1991 and ending in 2002.

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Fourah Bay College

Fourah Bay College is a public university in the neighborhood of Mount Aureol in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Fouta Djallon

Fouta Djallon is a highland region in the centre of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa.

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Francis Minah

Francis Misheck Minah (b. 19 August 1929 in Sawula, Pujehun District - d. 1989) was a Sierra Leonean politician.

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Freedom of religion

Freedom of religion or freedom of belief is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion.

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Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is the right to communicate one's opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship.

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Freedom of the press

Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the freedom of communication and expression through mediums including various electronic media and published materials.

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Freetown

Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.

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Freetown Central Mosque

Freetown Central Mosque is the largest mosque in Sierra Leone.

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Freetown Central Prison

Freetown Central Prison commonly known as Pademba Road Prison is a prison on Pademba Road in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Fried fish

Fried fish refers to any fish or shellfish that has been prepared by frying.

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Fula people

The Fula people or Fulani or Fulɓe (Fulɓe; Peul; Fulani; Fula; Pël; Fulaw) numbering approximately 20 million people in total are one of the most widely dispersed and culturally diverse of the peoples of Africa.

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Geographic coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on the Earth to be specified by a set of numbers or letters.

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Ghana

Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

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Ginger beer

Ginger beer is carbonated, sweetened beverage produced in two versions: alcoholic brewed ginger beer (which includes home-brewed) or a carbonated soft drink flavored primarily with ginger and sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners.

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Gola Rainforest National Park

The Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP) was declared by President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma and enacted by the Parliament of Sierra Leone in December 2010.

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Gold

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79.

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Gold Coast (British colony)

The Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa that became the independent nation of Ghana in 1957.

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Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

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Granville Town, Province of Freedom

Granville Town, Province of Freedom was established in 1787 by the London-based Committee for the Relief of the Black Poor.

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Greenwich Mean Time

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

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Gross domestic product

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of the size of an economy.

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Guinea

Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa.

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Guinean forest-savanna mosaic

The Guinean forest-savanna mosaic is an ecoregion of West Africa, a band of interlaced forest, savanna, and grassland running east to west and dividing the tropical moist forests near the coast from the West Sudanian savanna of the interior.

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Guinean mangroves

The Guinean mangroves are a coastal ecoregion of mangrove swamps in rivers and estuaries near the ocean of West Africa from Senegal to Sierra Leone.

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Habitat

A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by human, a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism.

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Hanging

Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck.

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Harbor

A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a body of water where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use.

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Harmattan

The Harmattan is a cold-dry and dusty trade wind, blowing over the West African subregion.

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Head of government

Head of government is a generic term used for either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony who often presides over a cabinet.

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Head of state

A head of state is the highest-ranking constitutional position in a sovereign state and is vested with powers to act as the chief public representative of that state.

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Helicopter

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.

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Heliport

A heliport is a small airport suitable only for use by helicopters.

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High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free

"High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free" is the national anthem of Sierra Leone.

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HIV/AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Hostage

A hostage is a person or entity which is held by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against war.

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House arrest

In justice and law, house arrest (also called home confinement, home detention, or electronic monitoring) is a measure by which a person is confined by the authorities to a certain residence.

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Hovercraft

A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud or ice and other surfaces.

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Humanitarian crisis

A humanitarian crisis (or "humanitarian disaster") is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people.

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Hut Tax War of 1898

The Hut Tax War of 1898 was a resistance in the newly annexed Protectorate of Sierra Leone to a new, severe tax imposed by the colonial military governor.

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I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson

Isaac Theophilus Akunna Wallace-Johnson (1894 – 10 May 1965) was a Sierra Leonean and British West African workers' leader, journalist, activist and politician.

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Iain Macleod

Iain Norman Macleod (11 November 1913 – 20 July 1970) was a British Conservative Party politician and government minister.

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Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Illegal fishing takes place when vessels or harvesters operate in violation of the laws of a fishery.

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Imam

An imam (إمام, plural: أئمة; امام) is an Islamic leadership position.

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Improved water source

An improved drinking-water source is defined as one that, by nature of its construction or through active intervention, is likely to be protected from outside contamination, in particular from contamination with fecal matter.

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Independence

Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory.

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Index of Sierra Leone-related articles

Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Sierra Leone include.

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Indigenous peoples

Indigenous people are those groups especially protected in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations.

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Infant mortality

Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age.

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Inspector-general of police

An Inspector General of Police or Inspector-General of Police is a senior officer in the police force or police service of several nations.

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International airport

An international airport is an airport that offers customs and immigration facilities for passengers travelling between countries.

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International Cricket Council

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket.

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International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands.

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International Futures

International Futures (IFs) is a global integrated assessment model designed to help in thinking strategically and systematically about key global systems (economic, demographic, education, health, environment, technology, domestic governance, infrastructure, agriculture, energy and environment) housed at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures.

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Internet café

An Internet café is a place which provides Internet access to the public, usually for a fee.

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Internet service provider

An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.

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Iran

Iran (or; ایران), historically known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.

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Islam

Islam (There are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster). The most common are (Oxford English Dictionary, Random House) and (American Heritage Dictionary). الإسلام,: Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~. In Northwestern Africa, they do not have stress or lengthened vowels.) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (circa 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.

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Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

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Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.

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John Amadu Bangura

Brigadier John Amadu Bangura, CBE (8 March 1930 – 29 March 1970) was the acting Governor-General of Sierra Leone from 18 April 1968 until 22 April 1968.

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John Clarkson (abolitionist)

Lieutenant John Clarkson, RN (1764–1828) was the younger brother of Thomas Clarkson, one of the central figures in the abolition of slavery in England and the British Empire at the close of the 18th century.

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John Hawkins (naval commander)

Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled as Hawkyns) (1532 – 12 November 1595) was an English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and slave trader.

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John Karefa-Smart

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Johnny Paul Koroma

Major Johnny Paul Koroma (9 May 1960 - declared dead 1 June 2003) was the Head of State of Sierra Leone from May 1997 to February 1998.

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Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation

The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation by WHO and UNICEF is the official United Nations mechanism tasked with monitoring progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to drinking water and sanitation (MDG 7, Target 7c), which is to: "Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation".

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Joseph Saidu Momoh

Major General (Ret.) Joseph Saidu Momoh (January 26, 1937 – August 3, 2003) was the President of Sierra Leone from November, 1985 to April 29, 1992.

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Judiciary

The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or court system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.

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Julius Maada Bio

Brigadier (Ret.) Julius Maada Wonie Bio (born May 12, 1964) is a Sierra Leonean politician who was the military Head of State of Sierra Leone from January 16, 1996 to March 29, 1996 under the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) military junta government.

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Julius Wobay

Julius Gibrilla Wobay (born 19 May 1984 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) nickname Gibo, is a Sierra Leonean International footballer.

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Jumu'ah

Jumu'ah (in standard Arabic jum`ah; صلاة الجمعة, "Friday prayer") is a congregational prayer (ṣalāt) that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon in the place of Zuhr prayer.

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Kabala, Sierra Leone

Kabala is the capital and largest town of Koinadugu District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Kaifala Marah

Kaifala Marah (born in Koidu Town, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean accountant and the current Sierra Leone minister of finance.

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Kailahun

Kailahun is the capital of Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Kailahun District

Kailahun District is a district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Kambia District

Kambia District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Kambia, Sierra Leone

Kambia also commonly known as Kambia Town is the capital and largest town of Kambia District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Karina, Sierra Leone

Karina is a small rural town in Biriwa Chiefdom, Bombali District in the Northern province of Sierra Leone.

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Kei Kamara

Kei Ansu Kamara (born 1 September 1984) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who currently plays for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.

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Kenema

Kenema is the third largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown and Bo) and the largest city in the Eastern Province.

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Kenema District

Kenema District is a district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Kevin Durant

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Kissi people

Kissi people is an ethnic group living in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Koidutown-Sefadu

Koidu Town (also known commonly as Koidu or, or Sefadu) is the capital, largest city, and economic center of the diamond-rich Kono District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Koinadugu District

Koinadugu District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Koindu

Koindu is a town in Kailahun District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Komba Mondeh

Brigadier General Komba Sylvester Mansa-Musa Mondeh psc, fwc, MSc (born 31 October 1966 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a former top-ranking officer in the Sierra Leonean army.

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Kono District

Kono District is a diamond-rich district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Kono people

The Kono people (pronounced koh noh) are a major ethnic group in Sierra Leone at about 7.6% of the country's total population.

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Krio language

Sierra Leonean Creole or Krio is the lingua franca and the de facto national language spoken throughout the West African nation of Sierra Leone.

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Kru people

The Kru are an ethnic group who live in interior of Liberia.

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Kuranko people

The Kuranko, also known as the Koranko, are an ethnic group living in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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La Liga

The Primera División (First Division) of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), commonly known in English as La Liga (The League), is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system.

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La vita non perde valore

La vita non perde valore (Life does not lose its value) is a 2012 documentary film about the reintegration into society of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.

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Lamina Sankoh

Lamina Sankoh (28 June 1884 – 1964), born as Etheldred Jones, was a Sierra Leonean pre-independence politician, educator, banker and cleric.

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Lassa fever

Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus and first described in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria.

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Lebanese people

The Lebanese people (الشعب اللبناني / ALA-LC: Lebanese Arabic pronunciation) are the inhabitants of the country of Lebanon and their ancestors.

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LeBron James

LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Liberia

Liberia, Cape Mesurado, Grain Coast, Pepper Coast, (Little America) or (LIB), commonly and officially referred to as the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

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Libya

Libya (ليبيا) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

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Ligue 1

Ligue 1 (League 1, formerly known as Division 1), is the French professional league for association football clubs.

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Limba people (Sierra Leone)

The Limba people are a major ethnic group in the Sierra Leone.

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List of countries by life expectancy

This is a collection of lists of countries by life expectancy at birth.

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List of wars by death toll

See also: List of genocides by death toll This list of wars by death toll includes death toll estimates of all deaths that are either directly or indirectly caused by war.

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Literacy

Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write.

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Loko people

The Loko (pronounced Lɔkɔ) are one of the indigenous ethnic groups in Sierra Leone.

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Lungi International Airport

Freetown-Lungi International Airport is an international airport located in the coastal town of Lungi, Sierra Leone.

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Lungi, Sierra Leone

Lungi is a small coastal town in Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Lutheranism

Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther—a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer, and theologian.

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Magburaka

Magburaka is the capital and largest city of Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons.

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Major general

Major-general (or major general) is a military rank used in many countries.

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Makeni

Makeni is the fourth largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown, Bo and Kenema) and the largest city and economic center of the Northern Province.

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Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganism) belonging to the genus Plasmodium.

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Mali Empire

The Mali Empire (Manding: Nyeni; Niani), also historically referred to as the Manden Kurufaba, was a Mandinka/Bambara empire in West Africa from c. 1230 to c. 1600.

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Maliki

The (مالكي) madhhab is one of the four major schools of Fiqh or religious law within Sunni Islam.

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Mammal

Mammals (class Mammalia from Latin mamma "breast") are any members of a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain).

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Mandé peoples

Mandé or Manden is a family of ethnic groups in West Africa who speak any of the many related Mande languages of the region.

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Mandingo people of Sierra Leone

The Mandinka people of Sierra Leone (commonly referred to as the Mandingo, Mandinka or Malinke) is a major ethnic group in Sierra Leone and a branch of the Mandinka people of West Africa, with whom they share the same culture, religion, tradition and language.

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Mandinka people

The Mandinka, Malinke (also known as Mandinko or Mandingo) is a West African ethnic group with an estimated global population of eleven million (the other three major ethnic groups in the region being the non-related Fula, Hausa and Songhai).

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Mane people

The Manes (so called by the Portuguese) or Mani or Manneh were invaders who attacked the western coast of Africa from the east, beginning during the first half of the sixteenth century.

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Mango

The mango is a juicy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees, cultivated mostly for edible fruit.

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Mano River Union

The Mano River Union (MRU) is an international association established in 1973 between Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Maroon (people)

Maroons (from the Latin American Spanish word cimarrón: "feral animal, fugitive, runaway") were African refugees who escaped from slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements.

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Maternal death

Maternal death is defined as "The death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes." The world mortality rate has declined 45% since 1990, but still 800 women die every day from pregnancy or childbirth related causes.

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Mattru Jong

Mattru Jong commonly known as Mattru (sometimes spelled Matru) is the capital of Bonthe District in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Mawlid

Mawlid (مَولِد النَّبِي mawlidu n-nabiyyi, "Birth of the Prophet", sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic مولد mawlid, mevlid, mevlit, mulud among other vernacular pronunciations; sometimes ميلاد mīlād) is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which is celebrated often on the 12th day of Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

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Mende language

Mende is a major language of Sierra Leone, with some speakers in neighboring Liberia.

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Mende people

The Mende people are one of the two largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone; their neighbours, the Temne people, have roughly the same population.

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Meningitis

Meningitis (from Greek μῆνιγξ méninx, "membrane" and the medical suffix -itis, "inflammation") is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.

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Mental health

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder;About.com (2006, July 25).

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Merchant

A merchant is a businessperson who trades in commodities produced by others, in order to earn a profit.

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Methodism

Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player.

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Mighty Blackpool F.C.

Mighty Blackpool is a Sierra Leonean football club based in the capital Freetown.

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Military dictatorship

A military dictatorship is a form of government in which a member of the military holds authoritarian control.

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Military helicopter

A military helicopter is a helicopter that is either specifically built or converted for use by military forces.

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Milton Margai

Sir Milton Augustus Strieby Margai, PC (7 December 1895 – 28 April 1964) was a Sierra Leonean politician and the first prime minister of Sierra Leone.

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Ministry of Mineral Resources (Sierra Leone)

The Ministry of Mineral Resources (MMR) Sierra Leone is located on the 5th Floor Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Moa River

The Moa River (Makona River) is a river in west Africa.

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Mohamed Bangura

Mohamed Bangura (born 27 July 1989) is a professional footballer from Sierra Leone who plays as a striker and as of 2015 a player for AIK.

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Mohamed Kallon

Mohamed Kallon (born 6 October 1979) is a Sierra Leonean international footballer and is widely considered the most famous footballer from Sierra Leone.

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Mohamed Kamara

Mohamed Kamara (born 16 November 1987), widely known as Medo, is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Bolton Wanderers and the Sierra Leonean national team.

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Money laundering

Money laundering is the process of transforming the proceeds of crime into ostensibly legitimate money or other assets.

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Monopoly

A monopoly (from Greek monos μόνος (alone or single) + polein πωλεῖν (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity (this contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few entities dominating an industry).

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Monrovia

Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia.

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Mormons

Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity, which began with Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s.

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Mosque

A mosque (مسجد and مسجد masjid, plural مساجد masājid) is a place of worship for followers of Islam.

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Mount Bintumani

Mount Bintumani (also known as Loma Mansa) is the highest peak in Sierra Leone and the Loma Mountains, at.

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Moyamba

Moyamba is the capital and largest city of Moyamba District, in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone, with a population of 11,485 in the 2004 census..

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Moyamba District

Moyamba District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone with a population of 260,910 in the 2004 census.

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Mozambique

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique), is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

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Muhammad

Muhammadfull name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim (ابو القاسم محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب ابن هاشم, lit: Father of Qasim Muhammad son of Abd Allah son of Abdul-Muttalib son of Hashim) (محمد; – 8 June 632 CEElizabeth Goldman (1995), p. 63, gives 8 June 632 CE, the dominant Islamic tradition. Many earlier (mainly non-Islamic) traditions refer to him as still alive at the time of the invasion of Palestine. See Stephen J. Shoemaker,The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.) is generally regarded by non-Muslims to have been the founder of Islam, and almost universallyThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Community considers Muhammad to be the "Seal of the Prophets" (Khātam an-Nabiyyīn) and the last law-bearing Prophet but not the last Prophet.

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Muslim

A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran.

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Mustapha Dumbuya

Mustapha Sima Michael Dumbuya (born 7 August 1987) is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle.

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National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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National Patriotic Front of Liberia

The National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) was a rebel group that initiated and participated in the First Liberian Civil War from 1989 to 1996.

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National Reformation Council

The National Reformation Council, or NRC, was a group of senior military officers with Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith as its chairman, who seized control of the Sierra Leone government on March 23, 1967.

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Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Njala University

Njala University (NU) is a public university located in Bo and in Njala, Moyamba District, Sierra Leone.

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Non-Aligned Movement

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.

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Nondenominational Christianity

Nondenominational (or non-denominational) Christian institutions are those not formally aligned with an established religious denomination, but are historically Protestant, or that remain otherwise officially autonomous.

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Nondenominational Muslim

Non-denominational Muslims are Muslims who adhere to a form of Islam that is not restricted to any specific denomination.

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Nontrinitarianism

Nontrinitarianism (or antitrinitarianism) refers to monotheistic belief systems, primarily within Christianity, which reject the mainstream Christian doctrine of the Trinity, namely, the teaching that God is three distinct hypostases or persons who are coeternal, coequal, and indivisibly united in one being or ousia.

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Northern Province, Sierra Leone

The Northern Province (commonly referred to as Northern Sierra Leone or simply the North) is one of the four provincial divisions of Sierra Leone.

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Nova Scotian Settlers (Sierra Leone)

The Nova Scotian Settlers or Sierra Leone Settlers (also known as the Nova Scotians or more commonly as the 'Settlers) were enslaved Africans from the United States and also from the Caribbean, including maroons from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands, who founded the settlement of Freetown and the second colony of Sierra Leone on March 11, 1792.

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Officer (armed forces)

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

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Official language

An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction.

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Okra

Okra or Okro (or; Abelmoschus esculentus Moench), known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers, bhendi, bhindi, bamia, ochro or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family.

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Operation Khukri

Operation Khukri was a unique multinational operation launched in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), involving India, Ghana, Britain and Nigeria.

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC; منظمة التعاون الإسلامي; Organisation de la coopération islamique, OCI)Upon the groups's renaming, some sources provided the English-language translation "Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation", but and have since indicated the preferred English translation omits the "the".

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Ouse to Ouse Tock

The Ouse to Ouse Tock (House to House Talk) was a three-day quarantine in Sierra Leone from 19 September 2014 to 21 September 2014.

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Outline of Sierra Leone

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone – sovereign country located in West Africa.

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Paint

Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film.

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Palm wine

Palm wine is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms.

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Paramount chief

A paramount chief is the English language designation for the highest-level political leader in a regional or local polity or country administered politically with a chief-based system.

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Parliament of Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Parliament, like its counterparts in other former British colonies, began as a Legislative Council.

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Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping refers to activities that tend to create conditions that favor lasting peace.

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Peanut

Peanut, also known as groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a crop of global importance.

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Pedro de Sintra

Pedro de Sintra also known as Pêro de Sintra was a Portuguese explorer.

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Peninsula

A peninsula (paeninsula from paene "almost" and insula "island") is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.

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Pentecostalism

Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.

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Pepel

Pepel is a coastal town in the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.

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Plain

In geography, a plain is a flat area.

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Plateau

In geology and earth science, a plateau (or; plural plateaus or plateaux), also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes.

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Plurality (voting)

In North American English, plurality, also called relative majority in the context of voting, is the largest number of votes received by one candidate (or any proposal in a referendum) out of the entire group of candidates.

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Political corruption

Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain.

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Political party

A political party is an organization of people which seeks to achieve goals common to its members through the acquisition and exercise of political power.

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Port Loko

Port Loko is the capital and second largest town of Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Port Loko District

Port Loko District is a district in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Portuguese discoveries

Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) are the numerous territories and maritime routes discovered by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.

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Potato

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L. The word "potato" may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

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Poverty

Poverty is general scarcity dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.

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Premier League

The Premier League is an English professional league for men's association football clubs.

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Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles.

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President of Sierra Leone

The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone is the head of state and the head of government of Sierra Leone, as well as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.

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Presidential system

A presidential system is a system of government where a head of government is also head of state and leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch.

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Press Freedom Index

The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organization's assessment of the countries' press freedom records in the previous year.

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Primary education

Primary education or elementary education often in primary school or elementary school is typically the first stage of compulsory education, coming between early childhood education and secondary education.

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Printing

Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template.

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Printing press

A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink.

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Public domain

Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable.

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Public holidays in Sierra Leone

*January 1: New Year's Day.

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Public-order crime

In criminology, public-order crime is defined by Siegel (2004) as "crime which involves acts that interfere with the operations of society and the ability of people to function efficiently", i.e., it is behaviour that has been labelled criminal because it is contrary to shared norms, social values, and customs.

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Pujehun

Pujehun is the capital of Pujehun District in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Pujehun District

Pujehun District is a district in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Queen Elizabeth II Quay

Queen Elizabeth II Quay, also known as QE II Quay and by residents as the Deep Water Quay, is a locality in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Radio France Internationale

Radio France Internationale generally referred to by its acronym RFI, is a French public radio service that broadcasts in Paris and all over the world.

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Rainforest

Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall between.

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Refugee

A refugee, in contrast to a migrant, is according to the Geneva Convention on Refugees applied to a person who is outside their home country of citizenship because they have well-founded grounds for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and is unable to obtain sanctuary from their home country or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country; or in the case of not having a nationality and being outside their country of former habitual residence as a result of such event, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to their country of former habitual residence.

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Religious violence

Religious violence is a term that covers phenomena where religion is either the subject or object of violent behavior.

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Reptile

Reptiles are a group (Reptilia) of tetrapod animals comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

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Republic

A republic (from res publica) is a form of government or country in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law.

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Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) is the armed forces of Sierra Leone, responsible for the territorial security of Sierra Leone's border and defending the national interests of Sierra Leone, within the framework of its international obligations.

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Retirement

Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely.

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Revolutionary United Front

Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was a rebel army that fought a failed nine-year war in Sierra Leone, starting in 1991 and ending in 2000.

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Rice

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice).

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Road surface

Road surface or pavement (American English) is the durable surface material laid down on an area intended to sustain vehicular or foot traffic, such as a road or walkway.

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Rodney Strasser

Rodney Strasser (born 30 March 1990) is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as midfielder for Italian Serie A club Genoa.

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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.

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Royal West African Frontier Force

The West African Frontier Force (WAFF) was a multi-battalion field force, formed by the British Colonial Office in 1900 to garrison the West African colonies of Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone and Gambia.

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Rule of law

The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual government officials.

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Running mate

A running mate is a person running together with another person on a joint ticket during an election.

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Rutile

Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide, TiO2.

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Sahara

The Sahara (الصحراء الكبرى,, 'the Greatest Desert') is the largest hot desert and third largest desert after Antarctica and the Arctic.

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Samuel Hinga Norman

Samuel Hinga Norman (January 1, 1940 – February 22, 2007) was a Sierra Leonean politician from the Mende tribe.

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Samuel Sam-Sumana

Alhaji Samuel Sidique Sam-Sumana (born April 7, 1962) is a Sierra Leonean politician who was the Vice President of Sierra Leone from September 17, 2007 to March 17, 2015.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo (meaning "Saint Dominic"), known officially as Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and the largest city in the Caribbean by population.

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Savanna

A savanna or savannah is a grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close.

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Secular state

A 'secular state' is a concept of secularism, whereby a state is or purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion.

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Serie A

Serie A, also called Serie A TIM due to sponsorship by Telecom Italia, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and has been operating for over eighty years since the 1929–30 season.

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Service bureau

A service bureau is a company which provides business services for a fee.

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Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week, as the Sabbath, and by its emphasis on the imminent Second Coming (advent) of Jesus Christ.

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Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

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Sheik Umar Khan

Sheik Umar Khan (6 March 1975 – 29 July 2014) was the chief Sierra Leonean doctor attempting to curb the country's Ebola outbreak in 2014.

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Sheikh

Sheikh (pronounced or; شيخ, mostly pronounced, plural شيوخ)—also transliterated Sheik, Shaik, Shayk, Shaykh, Shaikh, Cheikh, and Shekh— is an honorific title in the Arabic language.

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Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya

Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya (born November 25, 1945) commonly known as S.B.B. Dumbuya, is a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone.

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Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Shelburne is a town located in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Sherbro Island

Sherbro Island is in the Atlantic Ocean, located in Bonthe District off the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Sherbro people

The Sherbro people are a native people of Sierra Leone, who speak the Sherbro language; they make up 3% of Sierra Leone's population or about 201,000.

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Sheriff Suma

Sheriff Suma (born 12 October 1986 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) nickname Awilo, is a Sierra Leonean international footballer who plays as a winger or Attacking-Midfielder for Syrianska and the Sierra Leone national football team.

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Shia Islam

Shia (شيعة Shīʿah), an abbreviation of Shīʻatu ʻAlī (شيعة علي, "followers/party of Ali"), is a denomination of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad's proper successor as Caliph was his son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib.

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Siaka Stevens

Siaka Probyn Stevens (24 August 1905 – 29 May 1988) was the third prime minister of Sierra Leone from 1967 to 1971 and the first president of Sierra Leone from 1971 to 1985.

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Sibling

A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common.

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Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation

The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) is the national radio and television broadcaster in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone Civil War

The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government.

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Sierra Leone Company

The Sierra Leone Company was the corporate body involved in founding the second British colony in Africa on 11 March 1792 through the resettlement of black American ex-slaves (called the Nova Scotian Settlers) who had initially been settled in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War.

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Sierra Leone Creole people

The Sierra Leone Creole people (or Krio people) are an ethnic group in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone Football Association

The Sierra Leone Football Association is the governing body of football in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone national cricket team

The Sierra Leone cricket team is the team that represents the country of Sierra Leone in international cricket matches.

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Sierra Leone national football team

The Sierra Leone national football team is the national team of the Republic of Sierra Leone was controlled by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), The team is affiliated to the West African Football Union of CAF and they have never qualified for the World Cup.

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Sierra Leone National Premier League

Sierra Leone National Premier League is the top professional football league in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone People's Party

Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) is a social democratic party, and one of the two major political parties in Sierra Leone, along with the All People's Congress (APC).

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Sierra Leone Police

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is the national police force of the Republic of Sierra Leone, that is primarily responsible for law enforcement and crime investigation throughout Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone Selection Trust

The Sierra Leone Selection Trust was formed in 1934 following an agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and the Consolidated African Selection Trust Ltd (CAST).

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Sierra Leonean general election, 1962

General elections were held in Sierra Leone in May 1962, just over a year after the country gained independence from the United Kingdom.

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Sierra Leonean general election, 1967

General elections were held in Sierra Leone on 17 March 1967.

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Sierra Leonean general election, 1973

General elections were held in Sierra Leone on 15 May 1973.

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Sierra Leonean leone

The leone is the currency of Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leonean parliamentary election, 1977

Parliamentary elections were held in Sierra Leone on 6 May 1977.

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Single-party state

A single-party state, one-party state, one-party system, or single-party system is a type of state in which a single political party has the right to form the government, usually based on the existing constitution.

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Sir

Sir is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures.

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Slash-and-burn

Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique that involves the cutting and burning of plants in forests or woodlands to create fields.

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Slave Trade Act 1807

47 Geo 3 Sess 1 c 36, sometimes called the Slave Trade Act, the Slave Trade Act 1807 or the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 25 March 1807, with the title of "An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade".

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Slavery

Slavery is a legal or economic system in which principles of property law can apply to humans so that people can be treated as property, and can be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement.

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Slavery in Africa

Slavery in Africa has not only existed throughout the continent for many centuries, but still continues in the current day in some countries.

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Smuggling

Smuggling is the illegal transportation of objects, information or people, such as out of a house or buildings, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.

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Solomon Berewa

Solomon Ekuma Dominic Berewa (born 6 August 1938 in Bumpe Chiefdom, Bo District, Sierra Leone) was Vice-President of Sierra Leone from May 2002 to September 2007.

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Solomon Musa

Solomon Anthony James Musa, also known as SAJ Musa, (born 1966 in Freetown, Sierra Leone – died January 1999) was an important military and political figure in the Sierra Leone Civil War.

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Sorie Ibrahim Koroma

Sorie Ibrahim Koroma (born March 18, 1930 - April 30, 1994) commonly known as S.I. Koroma is a former Sierra Leonean politician, labor activist, and one of the founding members of the All People's Congress political party.

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Sosso Empire

The Sosso Empire was a twelfth-century Kaniaga kingdom of West Africa.

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Southern Province, Sierra Leone

The Southern Province is one of three provinces of Sierra Leone.

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Southern United States

The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America.

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Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone

Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone is the presiding officer of Parliament of Sierra Leone.

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Special forces

Special forces and special operations forces are military units trained to perform unconventional missions.

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Species

In biology, a species (abbreviated sp., with the plural form species abbreviated spp.) is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank.

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Staple food

A staple food, sometimes simply referred to as a staple, is a food that is eaten routinely, and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population, supplying a large fraction of the needs for energy-rich materials and generally a significant proportion of the intake of other nutrients as well.

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State House (Sierra Leone)

The State House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Sierra Leone.

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State of emergency

A government or division of government (i.e. on a municipal, provincial/state level) may declare that their area is in a state of emergency.

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State school

State schools (also known as public schools, though not in EnglandIn England, some independent schools for 13-18 year-olds are known for historical reasons as 'public schools'.) generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation.

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Street football

The term street football and street soccer (in North America) encompass a number of informal varieties of association football.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara Desert.

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Subsistence agriculture

Subsistence agriculture is self-sufficiency farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families.

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Sunni Islam

Sunni Islam is a denomination of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad's proper successor as Caliph was his father-in-law Abu Bakr.

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Sustainable development

Sustainable development (SD) is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.

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Susu people

The Susu people (Soso; Soussou) are a major Mande ethnic group living primarily in Guinea.

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Telephone numbers in Sierra Leone

To call in Sierra Leone, the following format is used.

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Temne language

Temne (also Themne, Timne) is a language of the Mel branch of Niger–Congo, spoken in Sierra Leone by about 2 million first speakers.

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Temne people

The Temne people are currently the largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone, at 35% of the total population The Temne are predominantly found in the Northern Province and the Western Area, including the national capital Freetown.

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Teteh Bangura

Ibrahim "Teteh" Bangura (born 27 December 1989 in Freetown) is a Sierra Leonean footballer.

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The bush

"The bush" is a term used for rural, undeveloped land or country areas in certain countries.

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The Gambia

The Gambia (officially the Republic of the Gambia and often called simply Gambia) is a country in West Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal with a short strip of its coastline bordered with the Atlantic Ocean at its western end.

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The World Factbook

The World Factbook (ISSN; also known as the CIA World Factbook) is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

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Thomas Peters (revolutionary)

Thomas Peters (also known as Thomas Potters) (25 June 1738 in Nigeria – 1792 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) was one of the Black Loyalists Founding Fathers of Sierra Leone.

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Titanium

Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22.

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Tom Nyuma

Tom Nyuma (died January 26, 2014) was a Sierra Leonean military commander and the chairman of the Kailahun District council.

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Tonkolili District

Tonkolili District is a District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

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Tony Blair

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

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Trading post

A trading post was a place or establishment where the trading of goods took place; the term is generally used, in modern parlance, in reference to such establishments in historic Northern America, although the practice long predates that continent's colonization by Europeans.

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Traditional African religion

The traditional beliefs and practices of African peoples include various traditional religions.

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Triangular trade

Triangular trade or triangle trade is a historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions.

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Tropical climate

A tropical climate is a climate typically found within the Tropics, while a few locations outside the Tropics are considered to have a tropical climate.

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Tsetse fly

Tsetse, sometimes spelled tzetze and also known as tik-tik flies, are large biting flies that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts.

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Two-round system

The two-round system (also known as the second ballot, runoff voting or ballotage) is a voting system used to elect a single winner where the voter casts a single vote for their chosen candidate.

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Umaru Bangura

Umaru Bangura (born October 7, 1987) is a Sierra Leonean international footballer.

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Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh

Haja Umu Hawa Tejan Jalloh (born April 16, 1949) is the current Chief Justice of Sierra Leone.

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Unicameralism

In government, unicameralism (Latin uni, one + camera, chamber) is the practice of having one legislative or parliamentary chamber.

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Unitary state

A unitary state is a state governed as one single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any administrative divisions (subnational units) exercise only powers that their central government chooses to delegate.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.

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United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter.

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United States and the International Criminal Court

The United States is not a participant in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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United States Armed Forces

The United States Armed Forces are the federal military forces of the United States.

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United States Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments.

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Upland and lowland (freshwater ecology)

In studies of the ecology of freshwater rivers, habitats are classified as upland and lowland.

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Vai people

The Vai are a Manden ethnic group that live mostly in Liberia, with a small minority living in south-eastern Sierra Leone.

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Valentine Strasser

Valentine Esegragbo Melvine Strasser (born on 26 April 1967 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) served as head of state of Sierra Leone from 1992 to 1996.

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Vice President of Sierra Leone

The Vice President of Sierra Leone is a position in the executive branch of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Victor Bockarie Foh

Victor Bockarie Foh (born June 12, 1946) is a Sierra Leonean politician and the current Vice President of Sierra Leone, since March 19, 2015.

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Victor Oladipo

Kehinde Babatunde "Victor" Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.

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Voice of America

The Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government.

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War crime

A war crime is a serious violation of the laws and customs of war (also known as international humanitarian law) giving rise to individual criminal responsibility.

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Waterloo, Sierra Leone

Waterloo is a city in the Western Area of Sierra Leone and the capital of the Western Area Rural District.

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Welding

Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

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Wesleyanism

Wesleyanism, or Wesleyan theology, is a movement of Protestant Christians who seek to follow the "methods" or theology of the eighteenth-century evangelical reformers John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley, and the theological system inferred from the various sermons, theological treatises, letters, journals, diaries, hymns, and other spiritual writings of the Wesleys and their contemporary coadjutors such as John William Fletcher.

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West Africa

West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost subcontinent of Africa.

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West Indian

A West Indian is a native or inhabitant of the West Indies (the Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago).

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Western Area

The Western Area or Freetown Peninsula (formerly the Colony of Sierra Leone) is one of four principal divisions of Sierra Leone.

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Western Area Rural District

The Western Area Rural District is one of the 14 Districts of Sierra Leone.

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Western Area Urban District

The Western Area Urban District is one of the 14 Districts of Sierra Leone.

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Wet season

The rainy season, or monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.

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World Wide Fund for Nature

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, working in the field of the biodiversity conservation, and the reduction of humanity's footprint on the environment.

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Yalunka people

The Yalunka or Jallonke (Djallonké or Dialonké) are a Mande people who were one of the original inhabitants of the Futa Jallon (Fouta Djallon), a mountainous region in Guinea, West Africa.

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Yellow fever

Yellow fever, known historically as yellow jack, yellow plague, or bronze john, is an acute viral disease.

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Yengema

Yengema is a diamond mining town in Nimikoro Chiefdom, Kono District in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, lying approximately from Koidu Town (the largest city in Kono District), and about east of Freetown.

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.sl

.sl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sierra Leone.

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10th meridian west

The meridian 10° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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10th parallel north

The 10th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 10 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

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14th meridian west

The meridian 14° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

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1994 African Cup of Nations

The 1994 African Cup of Nations was the 19th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF).

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1996 African Cup of Nations

The 1996 African Cup of Nations was the 20th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF).

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7th parallel north

The 7th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 7 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone

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