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- adj. From or of Sierra Leone.
- n. Someone from Sierra Leone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Sierra Leone or its people
- n. a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone
We realized very quickly that Moammar Gadhafi was involved in setting up and creating the conditions by which the Sierra Leonean civil war kicked off in March of 1991.
Today, because of that initial donation, we have been able to raise additional funding for the now formidable Salone Microfinance Trust to fund microcredits for over 7,000 Sierra Leonean women and men!
Whether those bright-eyed girls will indeed become economically independent, free women, or will join the ranks of the 90% percent of Sierra Leonean women who undergo female genital mutilation, or the 13% of Sierra Leonean pregnant women who die during pregnancy or childbirth, or the 83% of Sierra Leonean girls who do not attend secondary school, will depend on the economic and educational opportunities they receive.
The former human rights and insurance lawyer said his commission would have no compunction about prosecuting corrupt foreign investors in court in the capital Freetown, and that could land them in a Sierra Leonean prison.
So really, the dinner was about selling out Sierra Leonean kids for South African ones?
Prosecutors seek Ms. Campbell's testimony, as well as testimony from actress Mia Farrow, to help establish the timing of Taylor's possession of Sierra Leonean diamonds.
Taylor allegedly armed Sierra Leonean rebels with weapons used in brutal attacks against civilians in exchange for diamonds mined in that atrocities-ridden country.
He was 10 when his father enrolled him in weapons training -- the age many of the Sierra Leonean kids were drawn into battle.
We are all us and so we can and do all appreciate stories for children that use animals to communicate ethics, values, and morality and in fact I can think of many Sierra Leonean folktales that do just that even while our personal and cultural circumstances profoundly differ.
We call the statistic of one in eight Sierra Leonean women dying in childbirth an indicator.
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