Sierra Leone: Diamonds and the Struggle for Democracy
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001 - Broj stranica: 175
Sierra Leone's bitter experience with civil war garnered international attention only after the May 1997 coup, though the conflict between the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and successive governments has raged for at least a decadeagainst the backdrop of more than three decades of progressive state collapse. John Hirsch traces Sierra Leone's downward spiral, drawing on his first-hand experience as U.S. ambassador in Freetown in 1995-1998. Hirsch analyzes the historical, social, and economic contexts of the ongoing struggle, as well as the impacts of regional and international powers. Topics covered include the exploitation of mineral resources in the country, the involvement of private security forces, and the flawed efforts at peace negotiations. Without sustained international intervention, he cautions, it is unlikely that Sierra Leonea microcosm of much of Africa's postCold War experiencecan achieve stability and a renewal of democratic institutions.
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List of Illustrations
Origins of the Crisis
From Military Rule to the 1996 Elections
The Kabbah Presidency and the ArmyRUF Coup
Assessment and Prospects
Abacha Abidjan Abidjan Agreement Abuja AFRC Ahmed Tejan Kabbah amnesty arms Article Bockarie British Burkina Faso cease-fire civil society civilian Commission Commonwealth Conakry conflict Côte d'Ivoire coup crisis demobilization democratic diamonds disarmament ECOMOG ECOMOG forces economic ECOWAS elections embargo established Executive Outcomes February field commanders Foday Sankoh foreign minister government of Sierra Guinea helicopter human rights humanitarian implementation international community Jalloh July June Kabbah government Kailahun Kamajohs Khobe Kono Koroma Krios leader Leone's Liberia logistics Lomé Lomé Peace Agreement Lungi Maada major March ment military Mission in Sierra Momoh Monitoring negotiations Nigerian NPRC October officers Okelo operations Organization present agreement President Kabbah rebels Reconstruction regional and international Resolution Revolutionary United Front role RUF's RUF/SL Sam Bockarie Sandline Secretary-General Sierra Leone Army Sierra Leonean signing soldiers Stevens Strasser Taylor Tejan Kabbah tion Togo troops UNAMSIL United Nations United Nations Security West African