Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1971 by the Republic of Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Sierra Leone (Krio: Salone), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the north and east, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and southwest. Sierra Leone covers a total area of 71,740 km² and has an estimated population of 6.3 million. It was a colony under the auspices of the Sierra Leone Company from 11 March 1792 until it became a British colony in 1808. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.03, Rank: 133, Personal Freedom: 6.13, Economic Freedom: 5.92, Democracy Index: 4.38
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.92, Rank: 138
Sierra Leone | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 65, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
"Sierra Leone experienced significant strain related to the Ebola epidemic in 2015. The government continued to employ aggressive tactics to control the spread of the disease, including lockdowns, curfews, and collective quarantines. Independent observers expressed concern about the effects of such tactics on civil liberties as well as on communities' trust in and cooperation with the government. Corruption remained a prevalent problem despite some efforts to combat abuses by public officials."