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Searching for Answers: Sierra Leone’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Beth K. Dougherty Abstract This article examines the creation and operation of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offers an assessment of its work to date. Despite… Read More

Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Africa: Issues and Cases

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Lyn Graybill and Kimberly Lanegran Abstract This essay identifies a number of problematic issues concerning transitional justice and restorative justice in particular and suggests that they can be fruitfully… Read More

Tradition and Educational Reconstruction in Africa in Postcolonial and Global Times: The Case for Sierra Leone

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Yatta Kanu Abstract Critique of colonial and postcolonial education in Africa as perpetuating cultural and intellectual servitude and devaluation of traditional African cultures has led some African intellectuals to… Read More

Comparative Perspectives on the Rehabilitation of Ex-Slaves and Former Child Soldiers with Special Reference to Sudan

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Randall Fegley Abstract Despite the January 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, reconstruction of southern Sudan remains a daunting task, which limited resources and unlimited suspicions may derail or delay. Among… Read More

A Question of Intervention: American Policymaking in Sierra Leone and the Power of Institutional Agenda Setting

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Christopher R. Cook Abstract This article is an examination of American foreign policy towards Sierra Leone in 1999 and 2000. Hopefully it will contribute to the literature of Sierra… Read More

Sierra Leone’s 2007 Elections: Monumental and More of the Same

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Kevin S. Fridy and Fredline A.O. M’Cormack-Hale Abstract When the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone announced that Ernest Bai Koroma and his party, the All People’s Congress, had been… Read More

Debunking the Myth of the “Good” Coup d’ État in Africa

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by Andrew C. Miller Abstract In response to the recent coup in Niger, which ousted the country’s president-turned-strongman Mamadou Tandja, the capital erupted in pro-coup demonstrations. Many commentators and foreign… Read More