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    Kerry Releases 2013 Human Rights Reports

    Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The Reports cover the status of human rights in countries around the world.

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    Secretary Kerry Welcomes Special Court's Decision

    On September 26, Secretary Kerry said the Special Court of Sierra Leone appeal chamber’s decision to uphold conviction of former President of Liberia Charles Taylor has brought a measure of justice to the people of Sierra Leone, and helped to cement the foundation on which reconciliation can proceed.

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    U.S. Ambassador Swears In New Peace Corps Volunteers

    U.S. Ambassador Michael Owen officially sworn in 41 new Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) who will live and work throughout Sierra Leone. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown on August 28...

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    Business Climate Update with U.S. Ambassador

    American companies interested in pursuing economic or business opportunities in Sierra Leone are invited to participate in a conference call where the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Michael Owen will describe the general business climate in Sierra Leone and answer questions.

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  • Amb. Owen, Mrs Owen, and some Members of Dignity Market

    U.S. Ambassador Praises Dignity Market’s Skills Promotion

    United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone Michael Owen visited the Dignity Market on June 28. The Ambassador toured the center, talked with the artisans, and enjoyed a musical and dance performance.

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2013 Programs and Events

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    Sierra Leone Upgraded onTIP Report

    On June 19, Secretary of State John Kerry formally launched the 2013 TIP Report during a public ceremony at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. Secretary Kerry explained the importance of efforts to combat human trafficking and said the U.S. Government makes the fight against modern-day slavery a priority.  

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    2013 TIP Report Launched

    On June 19 the United States Department of State released the thirteenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The 2013 report includes narrative sections of human trafficking status in 188 countries and territories. Sierra Leone was upgraded from Tier 2 Watch List to Tier 2. 

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    Secretary Kerry's Statement on Women's Day

    During my first week as the United States’ Secretary of State, I had the honor of meeting with a group of courageous women from Burma. Two were former political prisoners, and although they had all endured incredible hardship in their lives...  »

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    U.S. Amb. Dedicates Plaque for Regent Baptist Church (PDF 60KB)

    United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone Michael Owen dedicated a plaque on May 15 for the Regent Road Baptist Church in Freetown, the oldest Baptist church on the African continent. (PDF 59 KB)  »

Regional News

Ebola Update

  • April 17, 2014
    As of April 17, 2014, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone. Please check our website often to get updated information about Ebola.
  • April 16, 2014
    As of April 16, 2014, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone. To find out more about Ebola, please read the information sheet included with today's update.
  • April 15, 2014
    As of April 15, no Ebola cases were confirmed.

2013 Human Rights Reports

  • 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Released
    On Thursday, February 27, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - the Human Rights Reports - cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.  The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. Click Here for the 2013 Humana Rights Reports.  

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