Sierra Leone

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  • Sierra Leone Gender Gap Analysis

    Introduction: Gender inequality towards women in Sierra Leone can be described as inequitable or impractical compared to the equality of women in developed/western countries. The roles women are expected to play are general expectations such as cooking, cleaning, and staying at home with the children, leaving women in Sierra Leone with very little to no chance of stepping out of these expected roles to prevent being stigmatized or possibly killed (Luna 2016). According to the Social Institutions and Gender Index, “despite legislative changes that have increased women’s legal protection, women continue to experience discriminatory practices.” Their rights and position are largely contingent on customary law and the ethnic group to which they…

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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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  • 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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  • Sierra Leone Social Structure

    INTRO: The social structure in Sierra Leone before imperialism was very well structured. However once imperialism hit the social structure fell apart. But once imperialism was over Sierra Leone tried to pick themselves up to try to evolve their social structure to a more modern standard. BEFORE: There are somewhere around fifteen and twenty ethnic gatherings in Sierra Leone. Relations have been by and large warm among them, and Sierra Leone has to a great extent kept away from the racial…

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  • Compare And Contrast Sierra Leone

    Macroeconomics October 11, 2017 The Night and Day Economic Comparisons of Sierra Leone and France. In the world that we live in today there are various countries with different cultures, government policies and economic outcomes. In 2016 I traveled to West Africa and France and immediately notice a drastic difference in the development of the two countries. Upon arrival into France a person will notice its many amenities and attractions. Frances is a rich country in multiple ways in…

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  • Essay On Sierra Leone Imperialism

    Imperialism dominated the world during all of the 19th century and early 20th century. One of the countries that were taken over by imperialism was Sierra Leone. The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country located in West Africa and is infamous for its civil wars and “blood diamonds.” Before being imperialized by Britain in 1808, Sierra Leone was made up of freed American slaves from the Revolutionary War. Later on, in time, other liberated slaves or descendants of those slaves would end up…

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  • Lome Peace Agreement In Sierra Leone

    Agreement in Sierra Leone in 1999. Sierra Leone, a former British colony of ex-slaves achieves independence in 1961 (Mackenzie 2009). Immediately followed by two military coups to attain control of the state in order to justly redistribute the resources of the state. In 1991 began the 11 year civil war in Sierra Leone between the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) led by Kabbah and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). The most important negotiations that took place to restore peace were the…

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  • The Role Of Violence In Sierra Leone

    Not only did his violent actions affect him after the war, they transformed him as a person, he lost 2 families because of the war, his actual family and his fellow brothers in arms. The war made him flee the country to the United States because he could no longer stay in Sierra Leone. This all has taught me that if you use violence it will change everything you perceive in life. It could make you more angry then you were which will make things worse because if you use violent actions against…

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  • Sierra Leone Rebellion Analysis

    Siaka Stevens' oppressive rule between 1968 to 1985 created a strong grievance which is argued to be the root cause of the rebel war in Sierra Leone (1). The All People's Congress used violence through the Internal Security Unit or poor youths who were given drugs and false promises of employment to suppress political opposition which formed a one-party dictatorship between the years 1978 to 1992 (1). This resulted in an increasing army of jobless, disillusioned group of young adults addicted to…

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  • Social Determinants Of Health In Sierra Leone

    INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL DETERMINANT OF HEALTH IN SIERRA LEONE The health of an individual starts in their homes, place of work, community and school. We take care of yourselves by eating healthy foods, staying active, getting the necessary immunizations, avoiding smoking and seeking healthcare when we fall ill. Social determinants of health are those conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life (Social…

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