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The Charge d’Affairs Celebrates 52nd Independence Anniversary With Sierra Leonean Community In Ohio

Washington D.C., Tuesday 30th April, 2013: The Charge d’ Affairs (a.i.) of the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Washington D.C. has returned from Columbus, Ohio, after a hectic three-day celebrations of Sierra Leone’s 52nd Independence Anniversary.
Counsellor Aisha Sillah, also the Head of Chancery of the Embassy, flew to Ohio Thursday to honour an invitation extended to the Sierra Leone Ambassador to the United States to join the organizers, the Sierra Leone Club of Columbus Ohio and the Sierra Leonean community in that State to celebrate Independence.



Charge D’Affairs (AI) Mrs. Aisha Sillah attends Fund-raising Event hosted by the Benin Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., Friday, 19th October 2012: A stormy weather condition this evening did not stand in the way of the Charge D’ Affairs (AI) of the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Washington, D.C., Counsellor Aisha Sillah, as she attended a fund-raising event in Washington D.C. for the benefit of girl-children in Africa. 



A Rousing Welcome For incoming Head of Chancery Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington DC

 Washington, 29th September, 2012: The Embassy of Sierra Leone today in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Communities in the Washington DC Metro Area, held a reception in honour of the in-coming Head of Chancery and out-going officers. Speaking at the reception, H.E. Ambassador Bockari Kortu Stevens warmly welcomed Mrs. Aisha Sillah and expressed delight in receiving her as the new chief administrator. He stressed that he looked forward to having a good working relationship with her.  



A Rousing Welcome For incoming Head of Chancery Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington DC

Washington, 29th September, 2012: The Embassy of Sierra Leone today in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Communities in the Washington DC Metro Area, held a reception in honour of the in-coming Head of Chancery and out-going officers. Speaking at the reception, H.E. Ambassador Bockari Kortu Stevens warmly welcomed Mrs. Aisha Sillah and expressed delight in receiving her as the new chief administrator. He stressed that he looked forward to having a good working relationship with her.  



Minister of Transport and Aviation Signs Open Skies Agreement with US Government

 Washington D.C.10th September 2012: An Open Skies Agreement was today signed at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. between the Governments of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the United States of America. Signing on behalf of Sierra Leone was the, Minister of Transport and Aviation, Honourable Vandi Chidi Minah.



Informed Use of the Emblem/Seal of the Government fo the Republic of Sierra Leone

PRESS RELEASE

The Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington D.C wishes to remind the general public that the use of the emblem/seal of the Republic of Sierra Leone remains exclusively within the remit of the Government of Sierra Leone and in particular, for official documentation emanating from the Government and its agents.

Sierra Leone Organizations wishing to communicate with the public through social and other media, fliers, letters etc and who desire to associate with a symbol of Sierra Leone are advised to use other patriotic representations like the green, white and blue colours of the national flag.

The use of the Emblem/seal of the Republic of Sierra Leone in any capacity other than from mandate derived in the laws of Sierra Leone is strictly prohibited.

 We count on the usual support and understanding of our compatriots.

Washington D.C, May 29th 2012



Diaspora Voting

January 24, 2012



A Response to the SLPP’s Allegations on the Security Situation in Sierra Leone

The attention of Government has been drawn to a very mischievous press release circulated by the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) with a deliberate attempt to misinform members of the public and at the same time to drive fear in the minds of the citizenry at a time when President Ernest Bai Koroma is preaching the message of peace and national reconciliation.



Sierra Leone Gets $24 Million World Bank Budget Support

The President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Government has received another boost in the form of budgetary support from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA). The World Bank Directors approved the sum of Twenty Four Million United States Dollars ($24Million) as fifth Governance Reform and Growth Credit (GRGC) for Sierra Leone.