Sierra Leone Civil War

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  • Blood Diamonds: The Sierra Leone Civil War

    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” diamond is a term referencing the illegal smuggling and trading of rocks that are used to fund rebel forces to wage crimes in underprivileged areas like Liberia and Sierra Leone. As a result of events in Liberia conflict diamonds have embedded a cycle…

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  • The Civil War In Liberia And Sierra Leone

    Issues in Liberia and Sierra Leone had different conditions and root causes. Liberia was founded and declared as a state and a republic in 1847 by freed black American slaves, commonly referred to as Americo-Liberians. Most Liberians, especially the indigenous people, initially greeted Doe’s coup with euphoria and enthusiasm, but he basically practiced his predecessors’ ethnic and class politics. The crisis in Liberia largely reflected the internal factors outlined above, but one should not…

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  • Charles Taylor Research Paper

    and abetting war crimes during the brutal civil war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. In 1989 Charles Taylor stared the Liberia civil war. He was a warlord and was elected president in 1997. For six year, before he was forced into exile in Nigeria he governed Liberia. He was convicted for 11 charges of war crime and crime against humanity. This was for his alleged role in the brutal civil war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. He was accused of backing rebels that are responsible for widespread…

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  • Blood Diamonds Corruption

    Once diamonds were found in Sierra Leone, they were sought out in many other countries. This proved that a certain resource can be anywhere large or small, but the concept of how and why the diamond industry or any concept, such as cotton, will erupt and diffuse if profit is evident. Yet again raising the question of why are there so many more diamonds as a resource in Sierra Leone that any other country. Scientists have proved that diamonds come from the rock kimberlite, which is stored in…

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  • Long Way Gone Themes

    children would not take part in the warfare, but think again. Ishmael Beah, the author and the main character of the novel, A Long Way Gone, is a child soldier during a civil war in Sierra Leone. This memoir recalls the journey of Ishmael’s life during the war and the struggles he has faced since then. The death of his family made him want to go against the rebels, but to survive he had to kill blameless civilians. In return, he was forever damaged with terrible memories of his childhood days.…

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  • Blood Diamond Book Report

    Sierra leone is a very poor country but it has a large amount of diamonds and these diamond should have brought wealth to the country and its people. Instead these diamond were used to fuel a war starting in 1991 to 2001.The people during the blood diamond civil war in sierra leone were used as slave by the R.U.F to mine diamonds and were put through very poor living conditions. This is similar to Wiesel 's experiences in the holocaust in night because he was put into a work camp and was also…

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  • Diamond Diamonds Essay

    The conflict diamonds started to be present and problematic in Sierra Leone as soon as DeBeers mining company took control of all diamond prospects throughout this region. Although DeBeers was keeping a moderate watch on the trading and actions being taken through it, traders from Lebanon (bordered by Syria and Israel to the south) were able to easily smuggle and mine diamonds out through the company. Later towards the 1950s, countries, such as Sierra Leone, had to give up the chance of…

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  • Economic Growth

    As seen in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, there are many factors to this equation. Diversification in income serves as a huge catalyst for this stability in economics due to nations changing export strategies. In Nigeria, former President Goodluck Jonathan, had issued an economic plan in 2010 that would increase transparency, diversify economic growth, and improve fiscal management (Gyong 23). Thus proving, economic diversification is needed to improve and grow their economy. In countries with…

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  • Beast Of No Nation Analysis

    is a bit difficult to learn and speak the language. Also, because I’ve only visited twice for a few short weeks, I am ignorant of Nigerian history. Watching the movie “Beasts of No Nation” was a cultural experience for me because it educated me on the history of wars throughout Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Congo that I had no idea existed. “Beasts of No Nation” tells the story of a young…

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  • Post Genocide Discourse Analysis

    research paper. There are similarities to the execution of atrocities carried out against civilians, in both Sierra Leone civil war and Mozambique’s. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; United Nations Development Programme (2007) identifies the violence in Mozambique as brutal, they reported that “the civil war in Mozambique during the 1980s…resulted in the death of nearly one million people, [which] brought extreme brutality against civilians, widespread sexual…

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