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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Population: 7.56 mn.
GDP: $3.77 bn.
Debt: $1.73 bn.

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The truth of the matter

Will President Kabbah act on a series of damning reports on human rights and corruption?

The government has yet to respond to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which released a first version of its final report in October. There is no doub...


Diamond diagnosis

Official diamond export earnings are set to reach as much as US$120 million for 2004 compared to just over $70 mn. in 2003. This is partly an effect of the Kimberley Process, which...


No peace without justice

Freetown's war crimes court slowly establishes a precedent

While the spotlight shines on the trial of Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague and the indictment of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, the trial of some of those deemed most responsible for S...


Taylor's shadow

There is a new government but no real peace and far too few peacekeepers

Renewed fighting in Liberia's north-east Nimba County rings alarm bells across the region. Fingers are pointing at ousted President Charles Ghankay Taylor, now exiled in south-east...


No cash, no court

The Special Court set up to try those 'who bear most responsibility' for the decade-long civil war faces a cash crisis which may delay trials and scupper plans for a new court buil...


Model justice, for some

War crimes trials start this year but the causes of the war still fester

Some 20 to 30 people accused of the most heinous crimes in Sierra Leone's brutal civil war are to be tried this year at the Special Court in Freetown, operating from Slovenian-made...


Get with the programme

Generous reconstruction aid comes with unprecedented donor micro-management

Donors meeting in Paris on 13-14 November pledged US$650 million in aid over four years but that wasn't the meeting's main purpose. Two days of talks with a big government delegati...


Kabbah's cabal

After an easy election win, the President must tackle corruption and placate the north

The elections on 14 May were justifiably hailed as a victory for peace. Veterans said they were the least violent in the country's post-independence history (AC Vol 43 Nos 7 & ...


Cabinet making

President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has kept his supporters close about him in a new 22-member cabinet that shuffles posts but makes no real changes. Past efforts to include the Revolutio...


Polling in peace

The 14 May presidential and parliamentary elections were lauded as the most peaceful in four decades but political problems loom.


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