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Political Affairs Section

The Political Affairs Section is responsible for regular and ad hoc reporting on and analysis of Sierra Leone's domestic political affairs and foreign relations.  The section maintains contact with Sierra Leonean government officials to further U.S. foreign policy interests and increase bilateral dialogue.  It also collaborates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local civil society organizations (CSOs), the United Nations Integrated Peace building Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), and other diplomatic missions and UN agencies in Freetown on international donor community initiatives.

 In 2011, the section will focus on the run-up to the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, human rights (including children and the LGBT community), the fight against drug trafficking, political empowerment of women and girls, and issues of good governance, such as anti-corruption efforts and improving the government's capacity to deliver public services.

Contact Information

Political Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Southridge - Hill Station
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Telephone: (232) 76-515-000, ext. 5120, 5130
Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM;
Friday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM