Sierra Leone has been at peace for 20 years after a brutal civil war - what went right

Christina Mammone

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Abstract

Sierra Leone’s June 2023 parliamentary elections are the fifth since the end of the civil war in 2002.

They also mark a decade since the closure of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The court prosecuted high level commanders deemed responsible for the suffering experienced during the war.

The 11-year-long civil war (1991-2002) was estimated to have killed over 50,000 people. Thousands were maimed and their limbs amputated. Half of the population was displaced. Almost all the people of Sierra Leone were affected by the war, leaving an enduring scar on the country and the collective psyche...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Sierra Leone
  • Civil war
  • Parliamentary elections

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