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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It shares its southeastern border with Liberia, and the northern half of the nation is surrounded by Guinea.


Our standard dataset contains 364 entities connected with Sierra Leone. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Sierra Leone. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 209 entities identified as PEPs connected with Sierra Leone.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture & Food Security1--
Minister of Basic & Secondary Education1--
Minister of Communication, Technology & Innovation1--
Minister of Employment, Labor & Social Security1--
Minister of Energy1--
Minister of Environment & Climate Change1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Fisheries & Marine Resources1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation17-
Minister of Gender & Children's Affairs1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Information & Civic Education1--
Minister of Internal Affairs1--
Minister of Justice & Attorney General1--
Minister of Lands & Housing1--
Minister of Local Government & Community Affairs1--
Minister of Mines & Mineral Resources1--
Minister of Planning and Economic Development1--
Minister of Public Administration & Political Affairs1--
Minister of Social Welfare1--
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of Technical & Higher Education1--
Minister of the Western Region1--
Minister of Tourism & Cultural Affairs1--
Minister of Trade & Industry1--
Minister of Transport & Aviation1--
Minister of Water Resources & Sanitation1--
Minister of Works & Public Assets1--
Minister of Youth Affairs1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Parliament--124
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Parliament of Sierra Leone-27
Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Sierra Leone-61
Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone-6-
Vice President of Sierra Leone-41
Minister of Health of Sierra Leone-22
Minister of Education of Sierra Leone-3-
President of Sierra Leone-12
Chief Minister of Sierra Leone-2-
Minister of Labour and Social Security of Sierra Leone-2-
Minister of Planning and Economic Development of Sierra Leone-2-
Chief Minister1--
Deputy Minister of Defense1--
First Lady of Sierra Leone--1
Minister of Energy of Sierra Leone--1
Minister of Information and Communication of Sierra Leone-1-
Resident Minister, East1--
Resident Minister, North1--
Resident Minister, North West1--
Resident Minister, South1--
Sierra Leonean High Commissioner to the United Kingdom--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...