Sierra Leone - RUF

Reconstruction after the end of the civil war in 2000. See summary

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bbc.co.uk Africa in pictures: 25-31 July 2014 08/01
grnlive.com Rebels killed as new push progresses 06/24
allafrica.com Taylor Seeks Transfer to Rwandan Prison 06/21
pmnewsnigeria.com Charles Taylor pleads to serve jail term in Rwanda 06/19
dailytimes.com.pk Liberia’s Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda 06/19
voanews.com Liberia's Taylor Seeks Transfer to Rwandan Prison 06/19
bbc.co.uk Charles Taylor asks to leave UK jail 06/19
news2.onlinenigeria.com Charles Taylor claims UK depriving him of family life 06/18
bbc.co.uk Rival coaches for Sierra Leone U20 05/19
allafrica.com Liberia: Woewiyu Indictment Implications - What Message U.S. Sending? 05/16
bbc.co.uk SLFA and sports ministry in new row 05/15
mnnonline.org Ensuring justice for the victims of rebel war crimes 04/17
allafrica.com Sierra Leone: Sexual Violence, an 'Invisible War Crime' 04/02
globalsecurity.org Feature: Drawing down – the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone 04/01
un.org Feature: Drawing down - the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone 03/31
allafrica.com Africa: African Leaders Take Action That Could Transform the Mining Sector 03/28
allafrica.com Sierra Leone: The Special Court for Sierra Leone Rests - for Good 03/28
nzherald.co.nz UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone 03/26
punchng.com AU troops battle al-Sabaab rebels in Somalia 03/25
foxnews.com Thousands mourn death of Sierra Leone ex-president hailed for role in ending war 03/23
punchng.com Sierra Leone’s peacemaker president dies 03/15
aljazeera.com Sierra Leone's peacemaker president dies 03/14
punchng.com Sierra Leone war-time leader, Tejan Kabbah, dies 03/14
allafrica.com Sierra Leone: Former President Kabbah Dies 03/14
dw.de Sierra Leone's former president Kabbah dies 03/13
reuters.com Sierra Leone's wartime president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah dies 03/13
nzherald.co.nz Ex-Sierra Leone president Kabbah dies at 82 03/13
bbc.co.uk Sierra Leone's war leader dies 03/13
vancouversun.com UN Security Council condemns recruitment of child soldiers, attacks on schools and hospitals 03/07
modernghana.com UN chief in Sierra Leone to shut down peace mission 03/04
allafrica.com Liberia: Taylor Complains From Prison Again 02/07
bbc.co.uk Bangura signs deal with Istanbul BB 02/04
modernghana.com Ethiopian troops join African force in Somalia 01/22
theguardian.com Evidence of 'industrial-scale killing' by Syria spurs call for war crimes charges 01/20
allafrica.com Sierra Leone: Decline of Pioneering College 01/19
nytimes.com UN: 2 Peacekeepers Killed in Sudan's South Darfur 12/29
allafrica.com Liberia: 'Coocoo' Dennis Mobilized Over 1,000 Ex-Fighters 12/12
voanews.com Sierra Leone Tribunal Turns Over Courthouse to Gov't 12/02
telegraph.co.uk Girl Soldier: Sierra Leone's female combatants tell their stories 11/16
telegraph.co.uk The women who bear the scars of Sierra Leone's civil war 11/16
ipsnews.net Gaps Threaten Conflict Minerals Certification 11/11
telegraph.co.uk Ex-warlord Charles Taylor's family say he is being 'ill-treated' in British jail 10/29
allafrica.com Liberia: Exchange of Thanks - Victims and Special Court Prosector Express Gratitude in Sierra Leone 10/21
allafrica.com Liberia: I Will Be Killed -Taylor Decries Prison 10/18
allafrica.com Liberia: Charles Taylor Transferred to Britain 10/16
modernghana.com Liberia's Charles Taylor asks to be jailed in Rwanda 10/15
foxnews.com Former Liberian President Charles Taylor flown to Britain to serve 50-year sentence 10/15
bbc.co.uk Charles Taylor transferred to UK 10/15
telegraph.co.uk Liberian Charles Taylor moved to British prison to serve war crimes conviction 10/15
modernghana.com Charles Taylor: from lay preacher to war criminal 10/15
allafrica.com Taylor Asks to Serve Sentence in Rwanda 10/15
globalsecurity.org Liberia's Charles Taylor Transferred to Britain 10/15
independent.co.uk Former Liberian President Charles Taylor ‘fears for safety’ in UK while serving war crimes sentence 10/14
bbc.co.uk Taylor challenges UK jail sentence 10/14
foxnews.com Sierra Leone media commission suspends newspaper over report on possible attack by al-Shabab 10/13
nzherald.co.nz Sierra Leone suspends paper over al-Shabab report 10/13
usatoday.com Sierra Leone suspends newspaper for al-Shabab report 10/12
allafrica.com Liberia: Taylor to Serve Sentence in UK, Minister Confirms 10/11
voanews.com Charles Taylor to Serve Prison Sentence in Britain 10/10
reuters.com Former Liberian leader Taylor to serve time in a British jail 10/10
nation.co.ke 2  hours ago Liberia's Charles Taylor to serve sentence in UK 10/10
nation.co.ke Ex-Liberian president Taylor to serve 50-year war crimes sentence in UK 10/10
sky.com Taylor To Serve War Crimes Sentence In UK 10/10
bbc.co.uk Taylor to serve jail term in UK 10/10
timeslive.co.za Liberia's Charles Taylor to serve sentence in Britain 10/10
aljazeera.com Liberia's Taylor to serve sentence in UK jail 10/10
modernghana.com Charles Taylor To Serve 50-year Sentence In A BRITISH Jail 10/10
vancouversun.com Sierra Leone ramps up security to prevent al-Shabab attack over Somalia deployment 10/09
news24.com Sierra Leone defends against al-Shabaab 10/09
nzherald.co.nz Sierra Leone takes precautions against al-Shabab 10/09
allafrica.com Charles Taylor Keen to Serve Prison Term in Rwanda 10/03
aljazeera.com The impact of Charles Taylor's verdict 10/02
independent.co.uk Charles Taylor: Liberia’s former president finally faces punishment for his horrific war crimes 09/27
timeslive.co.za Taylor loses his appeal 09/27
timeslive.co.za UN court confirms Charles Taylor's 50-year sentence 09/26
euronews.com UN Sierra Leone war crimes court confirms Taylor's 50-year sentence 09/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Court upholds 50-year jail term for Liberia's Taylor 09/26
timeslive.co.za UN war crimes court to rule on appeal by Liberia's Charles Taylor 09/26
voanews.com Taylor Appeals Decision Expected 09/26
france24.com Liberia's Charles Taylor faces final war crimes verdict 09/26
news24.com Court upholds 50 years for Charles Taylor 09/26
voanews.com Court Upholds Conviction, 50-Year Sentence for Charles Taylor 09/26
allafrica.com Liberia: Court Rejects Charles Taylor's Appeal 09/26
france24.com THE HAGUE: Appeals court confirms jail term for Liberia's Taylor 09/26
nzherald.co.nz Judges to deliver Charles Taylor appeal verdict 09/26
aljazeera.com Charles Taylor's appeal verdict due 09/26
thestar.com Charles Taylor’s 50-year sentence for ‘blood diamond’ war crimes upheld 09/26
reuters.com Hague judges uphold war crimes conviction of Liberia's Charles Taylor 09/26
modernghana.com UN court jails Liberia's Taylor for 50 years on appeal 09/26
modernghana.com Liberia's Taylor jailed for 50 years on appeal 09/26
cnn.com Taylor's war crimes conviction, 50-year sentence upheld 09/26
csmonitor.com Why Charles Taylor's 50-year war crimes sentence was upheld 09/26
eastandard.net UN court jails Liberia's Charles Taylor for 50 years on appeal 09/26
allafrica.com Liberia: Appeals Chamber Upholds Taylor's Jail Sentence 09/26
allafrica.com Liberia: Taylor Fails to Escape 50-Year Jail Term 09/26
nzherald.co.nz A timeline of events in Charles Taylor's life 09/26
npr.org War Crimes Sentence Upheld Against Liberian Ex-President 09/26
globalsecurity.org Court Upholds Taylor Conviction, 50-Year Sentence 09/26
foxnews.com Court to deliver appeals verdict in Charles Taylor's Sierra Leone war crimes convictions 09/26
nzherald.co.nz AP Weekly News Calendar 09/26

Summary

The Sierra Leonean Civil War was started in 1991 by the Revolutionary United Front under Foday Sankoh. The conflict killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions; it was characterized by the use of child soldiers and funded by diamond sales. In 2000, a combination of UN and British forces created peace in Sierra Leone. Since then, over 70,000 combatants have been disarmed and the country has established a functioning democracy. The Special Court for Sierra Leone was set up to prosecute war criminals.