With a vast deposit of minerals, mining is the cornerstone of Sierra Leone’s economy. The country’s primary mineral resources are diamonds, rutile, bauxite, gold, and iron ore.
Agriculture is also a significant sector in Sierra Leone. It includes forestry and livestock and contributes to over 60% of the GDP. In addition, fishery contributes to 10% of the country’s GDP, and Sierra Leone is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. However, it is also a poor country, with most of the population living below the poverty line.
Once a war-torn country, Sierra Leone has been a country at peace for years now. Opinions on the safety of Sierra Leone differ widely, with foreign governments warning of violent crimes, while many travellers and residents strongly disagree with this, saying it is a safe and welcoming country. Websites with information for expatriates also deem Sierra Leone as a safe country. Expats enjoy the country’s vibrant culture, tropical climate, lush vegetation, and beaches.
Medical insurance is encouraged in Sierra Leone as most healthcare services are charged. There is a mixture of government-owned, private, and NGO healthcare facilities in the country. Most healthcare facilities are in the capital, Freetown.
International schools can be found in the country, but most are based in Freetown.
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