Sierra Leone - RUF

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

Recent articles:

allafrica.com Sierra Leone: Between Peace and Constitutionality 03/31
allafrica.com Statement On the Murder of Mr. Noel Dintshiantshia 03/30
news2.onlinenigeria.com Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor To Stay In UK Prison 03/26
foxnews.com War crimes tribunal denies Charles Taylor's request to serve sentence in Rwanda, not Britain 03/25
allafrica.com Taylor Transfers to Rwanda? 03/25
bbc.co.uk Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail 03/25
scoop.co.nz Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total this year 03/19
allafrica.com Liberia: Taylor Still in Liberian Politics? 03/17
modernghana.com Sierra Leone war criminal returned from Rwandan jail 03/12
allafrica.com Sierra Leone: For Sierra Leone's Amputees, Ebola Hits Twice As Hard 03/03
allafrica.com Africa: Salone All-Africa Games Hopes Still in Doubt 02/25
allafrica.com Boko Haram Is Imperialist Terrorism 02/20
allafrica.com Africa: Salone to Compete in 2015 All-Africa Games 01/28
worldpoliticsreview.com Quarantined: How Ebola Derailed Sierra Leone’s Postwar Recovery 01/26
msf.org Sierra Leone: Aminata, from 'critical' to caretaker 01/08
globalvoicesonline.org Sierra Leone: An Unlikely Fashion Hotspot 01/06
pulitzercenter.org Sierra Leone: On the Front Lines of Ebola's Most Pressing Mystery 12/23
independent.co.uk Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone's guardian of the dead is at work again 12/20
huffingtonpost.com Stop Ebola With Deep Dialogue, Not Bullhorns 11/12
modernghana.com AASU On The Current Crisis In Burkina Faso 10/31
nzherald.co.nz AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa 10/21
modernghana.com Rape in war-torn S.Sudan 'worst' UN envoy ever witnessed 10/10
bbc.co.uk Liberian female rebel arrested 09/19
telegraph.co.uk Nearly 60 wounded in Guinea Ebola riots, local government says 08/30
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

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.