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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

SLE

Website

Sierra Leone

Established

4/27/1961

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

6/23/2010


Institutions

Parliament

Sierra Leone Executive

Eastern Province

Northern Province

Southern Province

Western Area


DESCRIPTION

Since 1991, civil war between the government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (well over one-third of the population), many of whom are now refugees in neighboring countries. After several setbacks, the end to the 11-year conflict in Sierra Leone may finally be near at hand. With the support of the UN peacekeeping force and contributions from the World Bank and international community, demobilization and disarmament of the RUF and Civil Defense Forces (CDF) combatants has been completed. National elections were held in May 2002 and the government continues to slowly reestablish its authority.


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