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Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
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Sierra Leone
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Sierra Leone: 10 Years of Conflict

Sierra Leone: 10 Years of Conflict

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    • 1. Sierra Leone
    • 2. Sierra Leone <ul><li>1787 Freetown is established capital of Sierra Leone </li></ul><ul><li>1808 Freetown becomes British colony </li></ul><ul><li>Independence from Britain in 1961 </li></ul>
    • 3. Instability in Sierra Leone <ul><li>Rebel Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary United Front (RUF) </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Foday Sankoh </li></ul>
    • 4. Charles Taylor <ul><li>Liberia’s former President </li></ul><ul><li>Launched Attack against Sierra Leone 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor and Foday Sankoh (RUF) launch 2 nd attack against Sierra Leone </li></ul>
    • 5. Foday Sankoh <ul><li>Founder of the RUF </li></ul><ul><li>Army consist of young soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Rape, amputated limbs </li></ul>
    • 6. Path to Civil War <ul><li>Elections in Sierra Leone 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Siaka Stevens President </li></ul><ul><li>Brigardier David Lansana (RSLMF) </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd and 4 th Military Coups </li></ul><ul><li>Siaka Stevens head of State 1968- 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>APC names Joseph Saidu Momoh President </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary Guerilla insurgency </li></ul>
    • 7. Blood Diamonds <ul><li>Kono- Diamond capital </li></ul><ul><li>Employed; children </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Diamonds </li></ul><ul><li>Mined and traded by Rebel groups </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Diamonds valued from 4-15% of the Worlds Total </li></ul><ul><li>$7.5 Billion in annual trade </li></ul>
    • 8. Data: Sierra Leone
    • 9. Sierra Leone: World’s Poorest <ul><li>Majority 5 Million habitants are living in Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Rated 176 of 177 countries by the UN Human Development Index </li></ul><ul><li>Farming and Agricultural wage Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Political Instability </li></ul>
    • 10.  
    • 11. Ernest Bai Karoma <ul><li>Current President in Sierra Leone </li></ul><ul><li>All Peoples Congress (APC) </li></ul><ul><li>54.6% of Votes won </li></ul><ul><li>APC won 59 of the 112 in a the single chamber parliament </li></ul>
    • 12. Reconstruction <ul><li>End Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>International aid </li></ul><ul><li>Education System </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Opportunities </li></ul>
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