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    The Sierra Leone Civil War lasted eleven years and left Sierra Leone scared and unconstructed. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) bombarded the country but faced constant resistance from the Sierra Leone Military. Both sides relied heavily on child soldiers throughout the war and a projected 5,000 to 10,000 child soldiers were collectively used by both the Sierra Leone government and the RUF. These children forcibly entered into a life of violence and oppression, and they have since struggled

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    The Sierra Leone Civil War, was a brutal, and in my opinion unnecessary war, that lasted for eleven years. For eleven years, the people of Sierra Leone went through unimaginable pain, and through a memoir written by a boy named Ishmael Beah, we gain a window into the minds of the very people who worked so hard to escape the war. Ishmael like many children, was forced into becoming a hardened and cold soldier thanks to the war. Fortunately, he is saved, and thanks to many people in his rehabilitation

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    The war in Sierra Leone was hideous. Everyone in the country was affected in one way or another. Whether they personally were injured, had a loved one killed or got recruited to fight, no one was left unscathed. Many of the effects will affect the families financially. Sierra Leone needs funding to help families stay out of poverty and to rebuild their country after the war. The people of Sierra Leone have been affected by war in many ways. One of these is physical disabilities. Many people in Sierra

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    Civil wars have been a part of world history since before 130 BC when the Crisis of the Roman Republic took place. The Crisis of the Roman public was a extended period of social unrest in Rome that lasted from 133 BC to 30 BC. Civil wars happened back in 133 BC and still happen today. Many studies have been conducted on how wars and conflict affect the social outcomes and ideals, but few have been conducted on how they can and do effect the environment and the animals that live in it. This research

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    The Sierra Leone Civil War was a savage conflict that would rage for over a decade, claiming the lives of 300,000 and displacing 2.5 million civilians. The Bite of the Mango and A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier are firsthand accounts of children affected by the war. Mariatu Kamara had her hands severed and was left for dead. Ishmael Beah was conscripted by the government army to fight the rebel forces. Ishmael and Mariatu were both victims of the bloody Sierra Leone civil war, however their

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    and if you’ve been recently updated for new games. Unfortunately, in Sierra Leone, kids at the age of ten were worried about if that day was the only day they’d be able to breathe. The cause of one of this devastating outcome is Sierra Leone’s Civil War. This war was a long bloody fight that took many lives and hopes of children and families. Being located in the west coast of Africa and between Guinea and Liberia, “Sierra Leone has an abundance of easily extractable diamonds”(BBC News). The diamonds

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    Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front

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    "In the 1970s and 1980s Sierra Leone had a thriving tourism industry,” says Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the UK, after his trip to Sierra Leone. Later, however, the economy began staggering to a halt, and a new group rose to power with what many believed were strong and good willed beliefs. "No More Slaves, No More Masters. Power and Wealth to the People." According to Konye Obaji Ori, a Nigerian publishing author and editorial writer, this was said in 1991 by a rebel group who believed

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    the case of Sierra Leone, there is a great amount of pressure from the time a diamond is found in a small river, to the time it is put on someone’s finger. A blood diamond, or a conflict diamond is a diamond that is mined in a place of conflict. These precious stones are used to finance a rebellion, and have several other detrimental causes to their country. In many African countries, blood diamonds are a major problem; Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivorie, and Angola have all had civil wars in which control

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    A Long Way Gone Analysis

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    “During Sierra Leone’s civil war there was an estimated ten thousand child soldiers fighting for the rebels or the government” (Inter Press Service). These unfortunate children lost their childhood; they still have flashbacks of what they witnessed in war today. During the 1990s, tensions in government sparked a rebellion which used child soldiers, who asked themselves what really matters in life regarding faith and conflict, which connects back to our novel. Beginning, Sierra Leone has a harsh

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    Blood Diamond Civil War

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    Diamond mining in Sierra Leone has had a central role in the civil war from 1991 to 2002 as depicted in the movie Blood Diamond. This situation also applies to the real-world Sierra Leone and surrounding countries in Africa. The desire to collect valuable diamonds to exchange for weapons led to the creation of warlords in the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), the kidnapping and conditioning of child soldiers, and the destruction of villages and families. The desirability of diamonds in the western

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