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  • Military Reforms In Liberia

    rights and international law and involving inputs from a variety of stakeholders and actors (Dunn, and Tar, 2008: 23). Effective post conflict military reforms needs to effectively address comprehensive nation-building responsibilities of a military force, therefore attaining such in liberia will require sustain international commitment to the peace accords, re establishment of trust…

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  • Present Day Liberia Research Paper

    your mother, and your siblings get away, but your father stays to fight. You are urged to keep going and in 3 days end up in Guinea. You are completely lost in what has happened, but soon you figure out that an uprising has occurred, your village is burned to the ground, and your friends and father had been killed. That is the road to Present day Liberia. The indigenous people of Liberia migrated around the twelfth and fourteenth century. They were made up of 16 different groups which are:…

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  • Blood Diamonds Research Paper

    Blood Diamonds Conflict diamonds are a great concern in Africa especially with the bloodshed they cause. Blood diamonds, or conflict diamonds, are jewels mined in Africa and sold by rebels to gain military force. This has been a tremendous problem during the different civil wars in some countries in Africa. However, they are now being used in Liberia at rates never seen before. These diamonds are usually mined in northern and western regions of Africa. In some areas, diamonds would be placed on…

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  • This Child Will Be Great Summary

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-This Child Will Be Great is a memoir and autobiography about Africa’s first woman president. Sirleaf was born in Liberia with parents who were apart of the common struggle that came from being part of a working class family in Africa. This memoir highlights the path it took from dealing with her parent’s hardship to becoming Africa’s first woman president. For Sirleaf it is important for all to know, that although she is from a lighter complexion her upbringing was no…

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  • Blood Diamonds: The Sierra Leone Civil War

    Charles Taylor a former Liberian President on May 30, 2012 was sentenced to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting during the Sierra Leone civil war. The Special Court of Sierra Leone found him guilty on 11 counts of crimes such as terrorism, murder, and enslavement. Liberia and Sierra Leone Taylor was the first Liberian government official to be found guilty for receiving royalties from illegal diamond mines that were exchanged for armored weapons and utilities. The conflict or “blood”…

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  • Mask Vs Masquerade

    County, Liberia by a member of the Gola tribe. This tribe resides in western and northwestern Liberia and Eastern Sierra Leone. The work within the image set which inspired my selection was the Bundu Mask from the Mende peoples of the Sande Society, located in the modern-day West African forests of Sierra Leone and Liberia. The work was created during the 19th to 20th century C.E., and was created using wood, cloth, and fiber. Both of these selected works are used as masks, and were made by a…

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  • Mighty Be Our Powers Analysis

    Protest in Mighty Be Our Powers When a war takes place, innocent civilians tend to suffer. More often than not, before a resolution is achieved, the circumstances worsen for the people. This was the case for Liberia, a country in Africa, that experienced a tragic civil war. However, with the help of an incredible young woman, Leymah Gbowee, the country was able to reform its disastrous state. In her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, Gbowee shows readers her perspective of the Liberian Civil War, and…

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  • Personal Narrative: My View Of Africa

    What do you think of when I say Africa? That was the first question I remembered you asking. As I sat somewhere in the middle of the classroom, I was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of stereotypes that for as long as I have been American I have heard and seen. The Starving children crying and a feminine voice saying donate today, that is the image that pops into my head when I think of Africa but that is not what Africa means to me. Perhaps it is because I come from Haiti, the first black…

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  • An Argumentative Speech: Why You Need To Visit Africa?

    TITLE: Why you should visit the motherland? GENERAL PURPOSE: to inform SPECIFIC PURPOSE: to persuasive the audience to visit Africa, to get them back to some of their root, and to get a better understanding about Africa. ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN: MMS, Monroe’s motivated sequence I. Attention step: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together, but be sure to go to East and West Africa. We especially invite you to come to our countries, Guinea and Cameroon. II. Need step:…

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  • Causes Of Underdevelopment In Sierra Leone

    There are many reasons that could explain underdevelopment in Sierra Leone, and for that matter in many African countries with shared experiences and similar backgrounds. The eleven-year civil conflict in Sierra Leone resulted in a large scale devastation of the economy, and of basically everything else in the country. The conflict has been perceived as the most important cause of poverty and underdevelopment in the country today. However, a civil conflict doesn’t just simply boil up out of…

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