Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. Sierra Leone has relied on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base. It is also among the largest producers of titanium and bauxite, a major producer of gold and has one of the world's largest deposits of rutile. Sierra Leone is home to the third-largest natural harbour in the world. Despite exploitation of this natural wealth, 70% of its population live in poverty.
Sierra Lenoe has a high primary education enrollment rate, with 99.1% of children enrolled. However, the quality of the education system needs improvement, with it ranking 118th. the enrollment into secondary education does drop significantly to 43% ranking it 121st, with the quality of secondary education ranking 99th.
In terms of available healthcare and health status Sierra Leone is rated very poorly. Globally, infant and maternal mortality rates remain among the highest. The major causes of illness within the country are preventable with modern technology and medical advances. Sierra Leone is ranked 134th in the world for it's healthcare.
Sierra Leone ranks low in technological readiness. It ranks 129th for internet users with only 11% of the population connected and 23 in 100 people with Mobile-Broadband subscriptions. Sierra Leone ranks 133rd for the availability of latest technologies and 131st for internet access in schools. Which shows that improvement is needed.
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