An area of British influence from the late 18th century, the district around Freetown on the coast became a colony in 1807, serving as a centre for operations against slave traders. The large inland territory was not declared a protectorate until 1896. Sierra Leone achieved independence within the Commonwealth in 1961 but was suspended from the organization between 1997 and 2001 following military coups in 1992 and 1997
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- This documentary trailer about a Sierra Leonean group, The Refugee All Stars, is a powerful piece of film.
- Regardless of family religion, a Sierra Leonean infant is presented to the community one week after birth in a ceremony called Pull-na-door (put out the door).
- Another cameraman, Gugulakhe Radebe, is from South Africa and the fourth is Sorious Samoura, a Sierra Leonean filmmaker.
Definition of Sierra Leone in:
- The US English dictionary