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Sierra Leone - RUF

Reconstruction after the end of the civil war in 2000.


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.
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News up to: Liberia: Taylor Allies Join Him in Prison 04/24 Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms supplier for 19 years 04/21 In Sierra Leone diamond sale, echoes of corruption and conflict 03/25 Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706 ct diamond 03/17 Sierra Leone pastor unearths massive 706-carat diamond 03/16 War criminal Charles Taylor 'phones allies from Durham prison' 02/10 Gambia: Jammeh Is Recruiting Mercenaries - Reports 01/18 In pictures 01/04 Sierra Leone: Govt Wages War On Electricity Theft 12/21 Liberia: Charles Taylor Accused of Interfering With 2017 Liberian Elections 11/22 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier - Nigeria Maintains Winning Streak 09/13 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria maintains winning streak 09/12 Sierra Leone's Sankoh feels 'safe in Turkey' amid political tension 07/23 Civitas Maxima: Civitas Maxima Annual Report 2015 05/17 Hiring Ex-Child Soldiers 'One of the Worst Things You Could Do' - Filmmaker 04/20 Sierra Leone: Govt 'Helped Deploy Ex-Child Soldiers to Iraq', Academic Says 04/20 ‘A Long Way Gone’ revisits harrowing experience of war in Sierra Leone 03/10 Africa: Africa's Armies Must Adapt to New Threats 02/05 Hope for children scared by civil war in Liberia 02/04 Sierra Leone rejects FIFA demand to reinstate FA 12/15 Kimberley Process Exports Diamond Worth Over Usd 14 Billion 11/18 War profiteering: The U.S. should pressure the Kenyan military 11/16 Obama ends 11-year-old national emergency against former Liberian president 11/12 Child soldier turned Ebola fighter 11/10 Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak Is Over, WHO Says 11/07 Justice not done for Sierra Leone war victims: activist 10/09 Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patients leave hospital 09/27 Sierra Leone: Belgian Case On Blood Diamonds Could Set Precedent 09/15 U.S./Belgian Citizen Arrested Over Blood Diamonds During Sierra Leone's Civil War 09/07 Sierra Leone court acquits 13 soldiers accused of mutiny 08/06 Ex-SAS solider: Mercenaries could help fight the tide of Isis 06/15 Sierra Leone makes progress in recovery from ebola crisis 05/22 Netherlands Boosts Water Resource Management With Rwf36.2 Billion 05/13 New UN special envoy on Ebola response visit to Sierra Leone 04/30 Sudan: 'Erroneous Accounts On South Darfur Clashes Misinform Sudan' - Unamid 04/27 Mali: As Peace Deal Looms, Rebels Still Control Parts of North Mali 04/15 Liberia: White Helmets to the Rescue? 04/13 Opinion: White helmets to the rescue? 04/10 Sierra Leone: Between Peace and Constitutionality 03/31 Statement On the Murder of Mr. Noel Dintshiantshia 03/30 Ex-Liberia President Charles Taylor To Stay In UK Prison 03/26 War crimes tribunal denies Charles Taylor's request to serve sentence in Rwanda, not Britain 03/25 Taylor Transfers to Rwanda? 03/25 Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail 03/25 Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total this year 03/19 Liberia: Taylor Still in Liberian Politics? 03/17 Sierra Leone war criminal returned from Rwandan jail 03/12 Sierra Leone: For Sierra Leone's Amputees, Ebola Hits Twice As Hard 03/03 Africa: Salone All-Africa Games Hopes Still in Doubt 02/25 Boko Haram Is Imperialist Terrorism 02/20 Africa: Salone to Compete in 2015 All-Africa Games 01/28 Quarantined: How Ebola Derailed Sierra Leone’s Postwar Recovery 01/26 Sierra Leone: Aminata, from 'critical' to caretaker 01/08 Sierra Leone: An Unlikely Fashion Hotspot 01/06 Sierra Leone: On the Front Lines of Ebola's Most Pressing Mystery 12/23 Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone's guardian of the dead is at work again 12/20 Stop Ebola With Deep Dialogue, Not Bullhorns 11/12 AASU On The Current Crisis In Burkina Faso 10/31 AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa 10/21 Rape in war-torn S.Sudan 'worst' UN envoy ever witnessed 10/10 Liberian female rebel arrested 09/19 Nearly 60 wounded in Guinea Ebola riots, local government says 08/30 Africa in pictures: 25-31 July 2014 08/01 Rebels killed as new push progresses 06/24 Taylor Seeks Transfer to Rwandan Prison 06/21 Charles Taylor pleads to serve jail term in Rwanda 06/19 Liberia’s Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda 06/19 Liberia's Taylor Seeks Transfer to Rwandan Prison 06/19 Charles Taylor asks to leave UK jail 06/19 Charles Taylor claims UK depriving him of family life 06/18 Rival coaches for Sierra Leone U20 05/19 Liberia: Woewiyu Indictment Implications - What Message U.S. Sending? 05/16 SLFA and sports ministry in new row 05/15 Ensuring justice for the victims of rebel war crimes 04/17 Sierra Leone: Sexual Violence, an 'Invisible War Crime' 04/02 Feature: Drawing down – the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone 04/01 Feature: Drawing down - the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone 03/31 Africa: African Leaders Take Action That Could Transform the Mining Sector 03/28 Sierra Leone: The Special Court for Sierra Leone Rests - for Good 03/28 UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone 03/26 AU troops battle al-Sabaab rebels in Somalia 03/25 Thousands mourn death of Sierra Leone ex-president hailed for role in ending war 03/23 Sierra Leone’s peacemaker president dies 03/15 Sierra Leone's peacemaker president dies 03/14 Sierra Leone war-time leader, Tejan Kabbah, dies 03/14 Sierra Leone: Former President Kabbah Dies 03/14 Sierra Leone's former president Kabbah dies 03/13 Sierra Leone's wartime president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah dies 03/13 Ex-Sierra Leone president Kabbah dies at 82 03/13 Sierra Leone's war leader dies 03/13 UN Security Council condemns recruitment of child soldiers, attacks on schools and hospitals 03/07 UN chief in Sierra Leone to shut down peace mission 03/04 Liberia: Taylor Complains From Prison Again 02/07 Bangura signs deal with Istanbul BB 02/04 Ethiopian troops join African force in Somalia 01/22 Evidence of 'industrial-scale killing' by Syria spurs call for war crimes charges 01/20 Sierra Leone: Decline of Pioneering College 01/19 UN: 2 Peacekeepers Killed in Sudan's South Darfur 12/29 Liberia: 'Coocoo' Dennis Mobilized Over 1,000 Ex-Fighters 12/12 Sierra Leone Tribunal Turns Over Courthouse to Gov't 12/02