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Sierra Leone Supports Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara

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Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister, Timothy Musa Kabba, recently visited Rabat to meet with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. During the meeting, Sierra Leone expressed its support for Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara, emphasizing its commitment to Morocco’s territorial integrity. This blog post will discuss the significance of Sierra Leone’s endorsement and the progress in diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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1. Support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan:

Sierra Leone’s endorsement of Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara adds to the growing international support for a peaceful resolution to the territorial dispute. The plan proposes granting Western Sahara a high degree of autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty. Sierra Leone’s backing reinforces the legitimacy of Morocco’s position and strengthens its diplomatic standing on the issue.

2. Bilateral Cooperation:

Sierra Leone and Morocco have committed to implementing the 13 agreements signed during the recent Joint Cooperation Commission held in Dakhla. These agreements cover various sectors, including agriculture, trade, and industry. Sierra Leone also expressed plans to establish a consulate in Dakhla, further solidifying diplomatic ties between the two countries. Additionally, Sierra Leone expressed support for the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline project, which will provide energy to millions of people on the West African coast.

3. Multi-Sectoral Cooperation:

The roadmap signed by the foreign ministers of Sierra Leone and Morocco establishes a framework for multi-sectoral cooperation between the two countries. Areas of collaboration include education and training, technical cooperation, economic promotion and investment, security, and reciprocal visits. This comprehensive approach aims to strengthen ties and promote mutual development across various sectors.

4. Recognition of Morocco’s Role:

Sierra Leone expressed gratitude to Morocco for its support in securing a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. This acknowledgment highlights Morocco’s influential role in international affairs and its commitment to supporting other nations in achieving their diplomatic objectives. The recognition further strengthens the bond between Sierra Leone and Morocco.


Sierra Leone’s endorsement of Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara represents a significant milestone in diplomatic relations between the two countries. The support from Sierra Leone adds to the growing international recognition of Morocco’s position on the territorial dispute. The commitment to implementing bilateral agreements and the establishment of a consulate in Dakhla demonstrate the deepening cooperation between Sierra Leone and Morocco. This strengthened partnership holds promising prospects for mutual development and collaboration across various sectors.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.
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