Learn More about Sierra Leone

Books

Black Man’s Grave by Gary Stewart & John Amman

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Moses, Citizen and Me by Delia Jarrett-Macauley

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

The Devil that Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna

Online

The Sierra Leone Encyclopedia – a resource of information about Sierra Leone compiled by the Government of Sierra Leone and the UN

List of NGOs working in Sierra Leone

Human Development Index – This is a ranking of 182 countries performed by the UN.  The ranking compiles a variety of components, including, but not limited to, life expectancy at birth, life expectancy overall, literacy, education, and GDP.  The latest (2009) ranking can be found here, and the comprehensive report can be found here.

The Special Court of Sierra Leone – click the press tab to watch live feed from Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial in The Hague

Premier News – The Sierra Leonean National Paper

Awoko News – Another Sierra Leonean Paper

Silo Breaker – A global news consolidator

Films

“Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars"

"Blood Diamond"

"Amistad"

"Cry Freetown"

"Ezra"

 

Friends and Partners

Friends of Sierra Leone

Action Aid

Khadarlis for Sierra Leone

 

YouTube Videos

From SLVP:

We are adding to our YouTube Channel, SLVPorg all the time, be sure to check for the latest updates.  Here are a few of our favorite musical numbers... 

This is what church music sounds like in Africa.

A children’s song that is accompanied by a game similar to our version of Hot Potato was sung to us by candlelight in a very remote village by the Koronko Tribe.

3rd Party* Informational Videos:

Lost Freetown addresses Freetown’s overcrowding and its impact on the environment and health of its citizens.

Blood Diamonds Now that the Kimberly Process is in place within Sierra Leone the mining industry is monitored more closely; however, smuggling remains a problem and Sierra Leone has yet to see the true benefit of its wealth of diamond rich land.

*Just to reiterate our Official Policy:  We do not necessarily endorse the opinions reflected by any of the Web sites, films, books, NGOs, or YouTube videos listed here.  They are listed to allow you to further your knowledge of Sierra Leone and we have no control over their content, even when such content is static, as in a book or film.  We do not necessarily agree or disagree with all of the opinions expressed.

 

 

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