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Sierra Leone

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Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Sierra Leone:
Locale Type Nation

Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 119

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Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about a third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, is increasingly developing as a guarantor of the country's stability. The armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 and 2012 national elections but still look to the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) - a civilian UN mission - to support efforts to consolidate peace. The new government's priorities include furthering development, creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

Diamonds Are Forever (book) Novel Ian Fleming James Bond heads to Sierra Leone.
The Diamond Smugglers (nonfiction) Verfabula Ian Fleming Ian Fleming's 'The Diamond Smugglers' shines a light on the diamond trade and smuggling in Sierra Leone during the 1950s.

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