The Causes of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, was tried and convicted in April 2012 on 11 charges arising from war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law, committed from November 30, 1996 to January 18, 2002 during the course of Sierra Leone’s civil war. He was subsequently sentenced to 50 years in jail.
However Taylor's regime was just as harsh and brutal as its predecessor and further conflict erupted across the country in 1999 deemed the second Liberia civil war with international concern that Taylor was supporting rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone. The war was triggered when Liberian rebels calling themselves the Organisation of Displaced.
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer - an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe - and Solomon Vandy - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in prison for.
In the years prior to the Civil War almost all sectional conflicts revolved around the slave issue. This began with the debates over the three-fifths clause at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 which dealt with how slaves would be counted when determining a state's population and as a result, its representation in Congress. It continued with the Compromise of 1820 (Missouri Compromise.
In the shadow of a ten-year civil war in which some 50,000 people lost their lives, Sierra Leone’s peace agreement of 2001 opened the door to the gradual disarmament of armed factions, ushering in a period of relative stability with signs of economic growth. Sierra Leone’s populations face a range of humanitarian challenges, from limited infrastructure for providing safe drinking water or.
Sierra Leone’s civil war between government forces and rebel insurgents began in 1991, left fifty thousand people dead, and displaced 2.5 million others. The novel’s setting is vague, but could well be Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. In the city hospital, the lives of Elias Cole, Adrian Lockheart, and Kai Mansaray converge as they each seek to escape their troubled pasts.
Much of the recent literature on the political economy of civil war has focused on how the presence of war commodities such as cocaine and diamonds, particularly when controlled by insurgent forces, renders civil conflicts more likely, longer, and more difficult to resolve.2 In analyzing a new database of civil wars, Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler found that the likelihood that a civil war.