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Sierra Leone
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The British set up a trading post near present-day Freetown in the 17th century. Originally the trade involved timber and ivory, but later it expanded into slaves. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in 1787 and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia. After the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, British crews delivered thousands of Africans liberated from illegal slave ships to Sierra Leone, particularly Freetown. The colony gradually expanded inland during the course of the 19th century; independence was attained in 1961. Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war (1991-2002) that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, has developed as a guarantor of the country's stability; the armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 and 2012 national elections. In March 2014, the closure of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone marked the end of more than 15 years of peacekeeping and political operations in Sierra Leone. The government's stated priorities include furthering development - including recovering from the Ebola epidemic - creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption.

Sierre Leone is a presidential republic.

Source: CIA World Factbook

Government of Sierra Leone Resources

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Legislation
December, 1933
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to Consolidate and Amend the Law Dealing with the Mode of Exercising Her Majesty's Jurisdiction in the Protectorate.

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Legislation
December, 1931
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to Regulate Existing Public Ferries in the Protectorate and to Provide for the Establishment of New Public Ferries Therein.

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Legislation
August, 1931
Sierra Leone

This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the vesting in the Crown, development or alienation of reclaimed lands on the foreshore of Sierra Leone. Reclaimed lands are lands that were formerly part of the sea.

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Legislation
August, 1927
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to Make Provision Relating to the Tenure of Land by Non-Natives in the Protectorate

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Legislation
November, 1921
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to empower the Governor in Council to provide, by Order, for Matters relating to Navigation in the Territorial Waters of the Colony

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Legislation
November, 1906
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to Provide for the Proper Regulation of the Kroo Reservation

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Legislation
March, 1905
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to provide for the Stopping and Diversion Highways and the substitution of new Highways in lieu thereof.

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Legislation
January, 1903
Sierra Leone

CROWN LANDS CONSERVANCY.
An Ordinance to provide for the Conservancy of Crown Lands.

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Legislation
April, 1898
Sierra Leone

An Ordinance to repeal The Public Lands Ordinance, 1896, and to make other provisions in lieu thereof.

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Legislation
January, 1898
Sierra Leone

This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the compulsory acquisition of lands for public purposes and compensation for such acquisition to the landowner. It sets out the procedure for such acquisition and subsequent registration of land. The Governor may be required to purchase the rest of a piece of land if only a part was acquired and the rest is rendered useless to the owner. It shall be lawful for the Minister to resell any land purchased under this rule. The Ordinance also makes provision for resolution of disputed regarding compensation, etc.

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