For eleven years, the west african country of sierra leone was torn apart by civil war the war began in 1991, when a rebel group (called the. Sierra leone is still teetering on brink of war or collapse united nations peacekeeping force's two best-trained and equipped armies,. The sierra leone civil war (1991–2002) began on 23 march 1991 when the revolutionary united front (ruf), with support from the special forces of charles .
Although diamond mining in sierra leone is no longer the bloody affair of a long civil war, it is still a grim business.
Koidu suffered some of the worst ravages of sierra leone's war in the 1990s as rebels forced citizens to mine at gunpoint ten years after the. Article sierra leone: the political economy of civil war, 1991-98 alfred b zack- williams third world quarterly volume 20, 1999 - issue 1 published online: 5.Download