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United States Coastguard Cutter Mohawk Arrives in Freetown

Cooperation on maritime security ensures not only safer and more secure oceans, but also helps safeguards Sierra Leone’s endangered marine biospheres

The USCGC Mohawk arrived in Freetown this weekend for a scheduled port visit. During the visit, Mohawk will host ship tours for Sierra Leonean government and military leaders as well as participate in discussions with fishing community members about the impact of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including a…

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Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: United States Donation of 502,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Sierra Leone in March as U.S. Reaches Goal of 500 Million Vaccine Donations World-Wide

As of December 2021, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children in Sierra Leone as young as 12 years old

With the arrival of just over 500,000 new vaccines from the United States in Sierra Leone in March alone, the United States reached an important milestone of 500 million vaccines donated world-wide. The 200,000 Pfizer vaccines donated March 17 and the 302,200 Johnson & Johnson vaccines donated March 15 are…

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U.S. Ambassador David Reimer marked the end of the 2022 Obangame Express exercise in Sierra Leone

Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea and on-land maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations

This week, U.S. Ambassador David Reimer marked the end of the 2022 Obangame Express exercise in Sierra Leone. This year, 75 personnel from the Sierra Leone Maritime Wing, Sierra Leone Maritime Administration, Sierra Leone Marine Patrol, National Revenue Authority, and Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources participated in the exercise…

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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Delegation Visits Sierra Leone to Progress Compact Development

The MCC visit follows the recent allocation of almost $12 million by MCC to advance compact design

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has successfully concluded the latest of several visits to Sierra Leone to progress the design of a potential investment to support economic growth in Sierra Leone – called a compact. During the visit to Freetown, MCC met with the private sector, government officials,…

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Coronavirus-Sierra Leone: As New Vaccine Donation Arrives, the United States Remains Sierra Leone’s Strongest Partner in the Fight against COVID-19

The United States has donated more vaccines to Sierra Leone than any other country

On Friday, December 17, the latest vaccine delivery from the United States, 168,000 single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines, arrived in Freetown. “This delivery of Johnson & Johnson vaccines is the most recent example of the United States’ partnership with the government of Sierra Leone in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said…

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With support from USAID, UNICEF donates 77 solar powered refrigerators to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to strengthen the cold chain system

This equipment will provide conducive storage facilities for essential lifesaving vaccines

Working collaboratively to strengthen the cold chain system of the country’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) and reduce infant and under-five mortality rates in Sierra Leone, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sierra Leone, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today handed over 77…

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Africell reaffirms its relationship with Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”) at Sierra Leone meeting

Africell Holding Limited (“Africell”) today reaffirmed its $100 million financing agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”)

Africell and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation signed $100m financing commitment in November 2018 and concluded finance agreement in May 2019; OPIC is the development finance vehicle of the U.S. Government. Africell Holding Limited (“Africell”) today reaffirmed its $100 million financing agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”), the…

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U.S. Ambassador Visits School of Midwifery in Makeni

The Ambassador was joined by Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, Minister of Health, and was welcomed by the Head of the School, Ms. Francess Fornah

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, announced the opening of a new skills lab, library and computer lab at the School of Midwifery (SOMM) in Makeni. The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (www.HRSA.gov) with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) carried out…

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U.S. Ambassador Hands Over Personal Protective Equipment to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF)

With this donation, the RSLAF will be better equipped to safely respond to infectious disease outbreaks including Ebola virus

On Thursday, 28 February 2019, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, handed over Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth over US$ 165,000 to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, 34 Military Hospital. The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), in collaboration with the…

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U.S. Embassy welcomes members of Bloomington, Indiana Fire Department for exchange program

The exercise was designed to demonstrate vital rescue skills and the possible difficulties encountered in road accident emergency situations

U.S. Embassy Freetown welcomed a group of four firefighters from Bloomington, Indiana as part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) reciprocal exchange program. The trip was designed and implemented by Sierra Leone Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Eastina Taylor, who works for BBC Media Action. The firefighters spent one week…