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Sierra Leona
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The British set up a trading post near present-day Freetown in the 17th century. Originally the trade involved timber and ivory, but later it expanded into slaves. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in 1787 and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia. After the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, British crews delivered thousands of Africans liberated from illegal slave ships to Sierra Leone, particularly Freetown. The colony gradually expanded inland during the course of the 19th century; independence was attained in 1961. Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war (1991-2002) that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, has developed as a guarantor of the country's stability; the armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 and 2012 national elections. In March 2014, the closure of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone marked the end of more than 15 years of peacekeeping and political operations in Sierra Leone. The government's stated priorities include furthering development - including recovering from the Ebola epidemic - creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption.


Sierre Leone is a presidential republic.


Source: CIA World Factbook

Government of Sierra Leone Resources

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Library Resource
Legislación
Abril, 1898
Sierra Leona

An Ordinance to repeal The Public Lands Ordinance, 1896, and to make other provisions in lieu thereof.

Library Resource
Legislación
Enero, 1898
Sierra Leona

This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the compulsory acquisition of lands for public purposes and compensation for such acquisition to the landowner. It sets out the procedure for such acquisition and subsequent registration of land. The Governor may be required to purchase the rest of a piece of land if only a part was acquired and the rest is rendered useless to the owner. It shall be lawful for the Minister to resell any land purchased under this rule. The Ordinance also makes provision for resolution of disputed regarding compensation, etc.

Library Resource
Legislación
Mayo, 1889
Sierra Leona

An Ordinance to Prevent Sketching, etc., by unauthorised Persons upon the Peninsula and Garrison of the Colony of Sierra Leone.

Library Resource
Legislación
Enero, 1886
Sierra Leona

This Act makes provision with respect to the procedure of escheat of property, i.e. the appropriation of any casual revenues arising within the Colonies or Foreign Possessions of the Crown (other than Droits of the Crown and Droits of the Admiralty) for or towards any public purposes within the Colonies or Possessions in which the same respectively may have arisen, including the revenue to arise from the estates and effects of persons who have died intestate and without heirs or next of kin.

Library Resource
Legislación
Marzo, 1884
Sierra Leona

An Ordinance for giving Possession to the War Department of Land at Kortright Hill and Kennedy Ridge for the purpose of Constructing Barracks and a Rifle Range thereon

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