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U.S. Embassy celebrates arrival of COVAX Vaccines for Salone

Lungi, Sierra Leone – On March 8, Chargé d’Affaires Elaine French joined Dr. Austin Demby, Minister of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), and Solomon Jamiru, representing Interim National Coordinator Kellie Conteh of the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre (NaCOVERC), at Lungi Airport to welcome the arrival of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the international ...
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Francis Ben Kaifala honored with Anti-Corruption Champion Award

PRESS RELEASE: Francis Ben Kaifala honored with anticorruption champion award Freetown – On Tuesday, February 23rd, Chargé d’Affairs Elaine M French presented Francis Ben Kaifala with the  Department of State International Anticorruption Champions Award. Mr. Kaifala was honored for his leadership as the Commissioner of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission, which has enhanced efforts to fight ...
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Ambassador Brewer Farewell Script

Ambassador Brewer Farewell Script Kushɛ-o, una all mi Salone padi and fambul dem!  I am U.S. Ambassador Maria Brewer.  For the past three and one half years, it has been my honor to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone. We have witnessed important progress in that time. In 2018, we saw the peaceful ...
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Travel Advisory: Sierra Leone – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Sierra Leone due to COVID-19 on February 9, 2021. See the updated Travel Advisory and U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 page for additional information. Reconsider travel to Sierra Leone due to crime. Exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and ...
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President Biden’s Inaugural Address

President Biden’s Inaugural Address THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested ...
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