Order of the Republic (Sierra Leone)

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Order of the Republic
Awarded by The President of Sierra Leone
Country Sierra Leone
Awarded forValuable services to Sierra Leone.
Next (higher)Order of the Rokel
Next (lower)Presidential Award
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The Order of the Republic is a decoration established by President Siaka Stevens to honour Sierra Leoneans and foreign nationals for distinguished and dedicated service to Sierra Leone.[1][2] It is awarded annually by the President of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leonean awards, including the Order of the Rokel, do not have post-nominal titles, and while there are no official abbreviations, the most common are GCRSL (Grand Commander), CRSL (Commander), ORSL (Officer) and MRSL (Member).[2]


It was established in 1972 by then-President of Sierra Leone, Siaka Stevens, and comprises four classes across both civil and military divisions.


The order is composed of the following classes of merit:[3][2]

  • Grand Commander (GCRSL)
  • Commander (CRSL)
  • Officer (ORSL)
  • Member (MRSL)


  • The ribbon has three vertical stripes: green, white, and blue, representing the colors of the Flag of Sierra Leone.

Notable recipients[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "The Handbook of Sierra Leone". Printed. 1980. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Sierra Leone Presidential Honours 2014". Politico SL. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  3. ^ Alie, Joe A. D. (1990). "A new history of Sierra Leone". Macmillan. Retrieved 2018-07-11.

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