On January 24, 2024, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio, welcomed the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, into her home. The First Lady referred to the ambassador as a “big sister and a friend” in a tweet 1. She also expressed her admiration for the ambassador’s knowledge and leadership qualities, which left her feeling “energized and inspired beyond belief”.
The ambassador was in Sierra Leone to attend a press briefing in Freetown, where she announced that the United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development, plans to invest $1.5 million to support the work of the Electoral Reform Committee.
The First Lady’s tweet is a testament to the strong bond between the United States and Sierra Leone, and the positive impact of the ambassador’s visit on the people of Sierra Leone.