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    U.S. to Help Nigeria in the Search for Kidnapped Girls

    On May 6, President Obama explained that the U.S. will send military and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to support its efforts to find and free the over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

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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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    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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    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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    U.S. Embassy to Host Talks on Role of the Press in a Democracy (PDF 108KB)

    From Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23, the U.S. Embassy will be hosting Kevin Smith, a U.S. specialist in reporter protection shield laws, digital media transformation, media leadership, government transparency, and international outreach. During his five-day visit, Smith will work primarily with the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) to strengthen the organization’s internal capacity and strategic objectives.  »

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    On the Occasion of the Republic of Sierra Leone’s National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to Sierra Leoneans as you celebrate 53 years of independence on April 27. (PDF 76 KB) More »

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    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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    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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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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