Online Course: Doing Business in Sierra Leone

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Syllabus of the eLearning Course (Subject): Doing Business in Sierra Leone. Freetown.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Sierra Leone (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Freetown
  3. Sierra Leonean Economy
  4. Foreign Trade of Sierra Leone
  5. Export Procedures in Sierra Leone
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone
    1. Sierra Leonean Agriculture
    2. Tourism
    3. Marine Resources
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Sierra Leonean Mining
    6. Petrol and gas
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Sierra Leone
  8. Access to the Sierra Leonean Market
  9. Business Plan for Sierra Leone

The objectives of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Sierra Leone” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Sierra Leonean economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Sierra Leone
  3. To explore Sierra Leonean trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Sierra Leonean Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Sierra Leonean Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Sierra Leone” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. eLearning Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Course: Business in West Africa
  3. Professional Masters of Science: International Business, African Business, Muslims Countries
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for the Sierra Leonean Students.

Course learning materials in Online Higher Education in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Sierra Leone Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese Sierra Leona Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Sierra Leona

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Sierra Leone”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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Description of the Course / Subject (Online Learning): Doing Business in Sierra Leone.

  1. Borders of Sierra Leone: Guinea-Conakry and Liberia
  2. Area: 72,000 square kilometres (one of the smallest African nations)
  3. Sierra Leonean population: 7 million people
  4. Capital: Freetown (1.2 million)
  5. Other cities: Bo, Kenema, Koidu Town, and Makeni
  6. Official language of Sierra Leone: English
  7. Local languages: Temne, Mende, and Krio
  8. Government: Constitutional Democracy
  9. Legal System: English common law
  10. Sierra Leone was created in 1787
  11. Independence: 1961 (United Kingdom)

More information: Sierra Leone Africa EENI Business School & HA University (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Freetown

African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University

The main religions in Sierra Leone are:

  1. Islam (78%)
  2. Christianity (27%)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Sierra Leone belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Economy of Sierra Leone:

The Republic of Sierra Leone is the fastest growing economy in West Africa.

  1. Sierra Leonean GDP: 1.99 billion dollars
  2. GDP growth rate: 13.8%
  3. Average GDP growth rate: 5.1% (2000-2011)
  4. The most Sierra Leonean dynamic sectors are agriculture, construction, manufacturing, services, and iron-ore mining
  5. Sierra Leonean Agriculture sector: 51% of GDP/17% of exports/61% of the workforce. Top products: coffee, cocoa, and oil palm
  6. Main resources: mineral, tourism, agriculture, marine, petrol and gas, energy, and fishery
  7. Top Sierra Leonean export products: diamonds, rutile, and bauxite iron ore
  8. The main economic activities in Sierra Leone are gold and diamond mining
  9. Sierra Leone has the largest natural African port
  10. The largest Sierra Leonean trading partners: China, India, the United Kingdom, the US, South Africa, and Belgium
  11. Common External Tariff (CET) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  12. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): 740 million dollars

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ, Course)

Sierra Leone has preferential markets access to:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Mano River Union
  5. European Union:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership/Everything But Arms (EBA)
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (US) - AGOA


  1. Dakar-Lagos Corridor
  2. West African Ports

Sierra Leone is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. African Union (AU)
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Sierra Leone-South America Summit (ASA)
  8. Forums Sierra Leone-China/India

Samples - Business in Sierra Leone

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Mano River Union (Africa, Master, Doctorate)

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Course)

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