Sierra Leone Index 2006
Sierra Leone Main Index
Sierra Leone Introduction - 2006
SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The government is slowly reestablishing its authority after the 1991 to 2002 civil war that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population). The last UN peacekeepers withdrew in December 2005, leaving full responsibility for security with domestic forces, but a new civilian UN office remains to support the government. Mounting tensions related to planned 2007 elections, deteriorating political and economic conditions in Guinea, and the tenuous security situation in neighboring Liberia may present challenges to continuing progress in Sierra Leone's stability.
NOTE: The information regarding Sierra Leone on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sierra Leone Introduction 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sierra Leone Introduction 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.