Sierra Leone History, Politics, and Culture

Sierra Leone is a West African country whose capital city is Freetown. Historically, the country was a refuge for slaves returning from bondage overseas. The country is regaining political stability after 11 years of a civil war which ended after intervention by Britain. The effects of the war continue to be felt by the population, but peace is starting to prevail in the country. Sierra Leone is rich in minerals such as gold, diamond, bauxite, and titanium. Natural resources were the primary reason for the war as groups fought for control of the mineral-rich regions. Sierra Leone has a distinct mix of cultures and the people are known to be friendly, hospitable, and expressive. English is the official language of Sierra Leone with Krio being spoken by some. Muslims make up the majority of the population with Christians and traditionalists comprising 30% and 10%, respectively.

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March 8International Women’s Day
April 2Good Friday
April 5Easter Monday
April 27Independence Day
May 13Eid al-Fitr
July 20Tabaski
October 19The Prophet’s Birthday
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day
December 27Day off for Boxing Day
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  • Access Bank plc (Commercial Bank)
  • Ecobank (Commercial Bank)
  • First International Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Guaranty Trust Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • International Commercial Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Rokel Commercial Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Skye Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Union Trust Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • United Bank for Africa (Commercial Bank)
  • Zenith Bank (Commercial Bank)

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