Acting Ambassador Laurie Meininger plants a tree on Sierra Leone National Tree Planting Day

The U.S. government partners with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) and other ministries dedicated to the conservation of Sierra Leone’s fragile environment. The rapid and indiscriminant felling of trees is leading to  deforestation  of large parts of Sierra Leone, contributing to  soil erosion . This in turn has resulted in landslides and ... Read More»

Ambassador James’ Human Rights Messag

Heading: Ambassador James’ Human Rights Message Content Before: U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle’s message in Pidgin for this                           year’s International Human Rights Day. “Please make a pledge to stand up for                        the human rights of all Nigerians                      Read More»

Sierra Leone Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against non-essential travel to Sierra Leone. The U.S. Department of State has already ordered the departure of family members residing with Embassy staff in Freetown to begin August 14, 2014. Read More»

Education and Professional Opportunities for Sierra Leone

Looking forward to 2015 and beyond, applications are now open for Educational and Professional Exchange Programs.  The Cultural Affairs Section encourages qualified students and emerging leaders from Sierra Leone to apply for the following scholarship and professional development programs. Fulbright Programs – graduate study scholarships Humphrey Fellowship Programs – post-graduate professional studies Young African Leaders ... Read More»

Unite to Fight Ebola!

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is a deadly, but known enemy. This information is aimed at arming you, your family, and your community against Ebola. Sierra Leoneans that have survived the disease did so by getting medical attention early. Report any suspected cases to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s toll free call center (117). Please see ... Read More»

2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

On June 25, 2015, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 39th year, are available at and Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. They ... Read More»
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