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    of Liberia during the Liberian Civil War between 1983-2003 (Doyle). The UN and global community accused the Liberian president Charles G. Taylor of supporting, training, and distributing weapons to insurgents of Sierra Leone in exchange for diamonds (Brown). Liberia was also accused of supplying...
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  • Blood Diamonds
    to flee their homes for safety, with the refugee camps continuing to expand in size they became a breeding ground for crime, illness and diseases such as HIV/AIDS. The civil war clearly had a tremendous affect on the civilian population of Sierra Leone; millions were forced to flee the homes they...
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  • Sierra Leone Policy Brief
    Policy Brief to Finance Minister of Sierra Leone: Strategies to Improve Economy and Citizen Well-Being November 12, 2007 I. Executive Summary The issue facing Sierra Leone is the on-going challenge of restoring economic vitality and citizen well-being subsequent to civil war destroying...
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  • Essay on Blood Diamonds
    gruesome realities of the role of conflict diamonds in Sierra Leone’s recent civil war. Unfortunately, as Edward Zwick mentions in his introduction to this guide, the story of Sierra Leone is not unique. Armed struggles for access to oil and natural gas, diamonds and minerals, cocaine, timber...
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    civil war from 1991 to 2002. There are a wide variety of ecological and agricultural zones to which people have adapted. Starting in the west, Sierra Leone has some 400 kilometres (250 miles) of coastline, giving it both bountiful marine resources and attractive tourist potential. This is...
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  • A Conflict of Nature
    RUF, in the 1970’s. Sankoh sought revenge for many years. With the forming of the RUF and Charles Taylor, leader of Liberia, acting as mentor and banker for the RUF, Sankoh’s revenge could be implemented (3). This is why and how civil war in Sierra Leone erupted; power, greed, revenge, and coercion...
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  • Blood Diamonds
    countries, as Africa is a continent with a surplus of natural resources and minerals, that the rest of the world wants control over. A collection of issues arose in Sierra Leone, thus starting a civil war. The diamond mining industry in Sierra Leone makes for half of their exports contributing greatly...
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  • Blood Diamonds
    the trade lay ruined lives. With the share of revenues, rebels in Africa finance their civil wars and continue to torture the remaining population. This source is relevant or useful to my study because it gave me information about my country, Sierra Leone. For instance, “diamonds were a key factor in...
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  • Blood Diamond's - a Conflict That Needs to Be Resolved
    . The major parties involved from a government organization stand-point our governments of Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia. These countries were most affected by ethical issues after their independence from colonizers like Portugal (Angola) and hence there was most unrest and civil war created by...
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  • War and Poverty
    civil wars and the economic costs of wars have attracted significant research attention since the early 1990s. 1 Research on the economic causes of civil wars has focused on the interplay of conflicting interests between governments and opposing group(s), 2 while studies on its consequences have...
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  • Blood Diamonds
    monetary funds in order to fuel rebel and civil war campaigns in South African countries such as Sierra Leone. In a Sierra Leone a group known as the Revolutionary United Front are responsible for threatening, killing, and mutilating people living and working in diamond villages in an attempt to gain...
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  • Sierra Leonean Children Don't Want Guns for Christmas
    Sierra Leone originally supported the idea, but when it suddenly changed, they turned their backs on the rebels. This immediately began a civil war between the rebels and the government, and innocent bystanders in the crossfire. From the beginning, the rebels recruited child soldiers to fight for...
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  • Diamond Plan
    the 1960's annual output of diamonds was 2 million carats annually, but declined until it ceased totally in Page 4 Sierra Credit Repository Xchange (SCRX) Sierra Leone Limited Business Plan 1997 when the war was at its peak. The heaviest concentration is found in the Bo and Kenema areas...
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  • Heineken Sierra Leone
    ................................................................................ 13 2 1. Introduction to the business The Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) was established in Freetown in 1962. During the civil war (1991 -2002) the brewery was destroyed and used as quarters by the rebels from the...
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  • Bload Diamonds
    hands or other limbs. The RUF, composed of untaught and drugged teenagers, was ruthless. They showed no mercy. At this point, Sierra Leone was on the verge of tipping. On March 23, 1991, a civil war broke out. One hundred RUF soldiers, led by ex-army sergeant Foday Sankoh, invaded east Sierra Leone...
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  • Global Relationships: Yesterday and Today
    ; Schroeder, M. (2012). The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Krause, V., & Suzuki, S. (2005). Causes of Civil War in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparison. Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited), 86(1), 160-177. doi...
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  • Diamonds Are Forever!
    countries due to its abundant resources. Sierra Leone is rich in oil, bauxite, titanium, gold, iron, chromite, and diamonds. Before the eleven yearlong civil war, that began in 1991, Sierra Leone was once a completely functional country and was exporting a large amount of the world’s rice. As soon as the...
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  • Civil War Journal
      twentieth  century.  In  a  study  of  civilwar  in  Liberia,  SierraLeone,  and  Guinea,  Amos  Sawyer  (2004,  2005)  emphasizes  the  large  spoils  from  power  combined  with  the  absence  of  checks  and  balances  on  the  executive  as  the  primary  cause  of  war  in  those  nations...
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  • Blood Diamonds Sierra Leone
    what are known as "blood" diamonds was one of the main causes of the decade of civil war in Sierra LeoneThe Sierra Leone Civil War began some years ago in 1991, by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) under Foday Sankoh.. Early in 1992, the Revolutionary United Front (R.U.F.), a ruthless rebel group...
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  • Ak-47:the True Weapon of Mass Destruction
    he would rule Liberia. Later, in Libya, Taylor was armed by Muammar al-Gaddafi, the figure head of Libya. Charles Taylor had only 100 men armed with AK-47’s, but he felt like he was ready to take over Liberia. Taylor would end up being the main cause of both Liberian civil wars. The rebel group...
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