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U.S. Embassy welcomes members of Bloomington, Indiana Fire Department for exchange program.

U.S. Embassy Freetown welcomed a group of four firefighters from Bloomington, Indiana as part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) reciprocal exchange program. The trip was designed and implemented by Sierra Leone Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Eastina Taylor, who works for BBC Media Action. The firefighters spent one week in Freetown training the National Fire Force, meeting with high level officials in the national ...
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Demonstrations related to political events in Sierra Leone 

Demonstrations related to political events in Sierra Leone are planned for the central business district of Freetown from December 29-31, 2018. Gloucester Street, Wallace Johnson Street, Shaika Steven Street, Lamaina Sankoh Street and the State Avenue area are expected to be affected by the demonstrations.  Expect traffic congestion and an increased police presence in the area to ...
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USAID’s Achievement in Promoting Infection Prevention Control in Sierra Leone

United States Mission Sierra Leone Press Release Freetown December 19, 2017 Contact: Emily Green Tel: 099 105 500 ext. USAID’s Achievement in Promoting Infection Prevention Control in Sierra Leone On December 19th 2018, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Njala University hosted a graduation ceremony ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bureh Beach Party

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (December 8-9, 2018) Location: Bureh Beach Event:  December 8 to December 9, 2018, a Sierra Leone political organization is hosting a large beach party.  As with any large gathering, there is a risk of increased petty crime, including pickpocketing.  If travelling south of Freetown, exercise caution and ...
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