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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

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Library Resource
Legislación
Julio, 1862
Sierra Leona

An Ordinance for vesting all Estates and Property in the Colony of Sierra Leone, in Africa, occupied by or for the Naval Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the said United Kingdom for the time being.

Library Resource
Legislación
Agosto, 1856
Sierra Leona

An Ordinance for Transferring to one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State the Powers and Estates within the Colony of Sierra Leone, in Africa, heretofore vested in the Principal Officers of the Ordnance.

Library Resource
Legislación
Sierra Leona, África occidental, África

This Act makes provision with respect to agreements for the purposes of lending money and related matters such as debt recovery. A “credit agreement” means an agreement in the nature of a credit facility, a credit transaction, a secured credit guarantee, any combination of these or any other agreement that relates to a transaction, regardless of its form that creates a security interest in movable property to secure all types of obligations, present or future, determined or determinable.

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