Sierra Leone

With a population of nearly 5.3 million residents, most of them Muslim, Sierra Leone is a West African country on the Atlantic coast, the approximate size of South Carolina. With Guinea to the northwest and war-torn Liberia to the southeast, Sierra Leone has had a tumultuous recent history. Peacekeeping and stability have become the number one priority for the country as it recovers from causing 2 million displaced refugees to relocate after 11 years of civil war (1991–2002) between the Revolutionary United Front and the then-in-office government.

The national declarations of genocide and mass rapes, debates over the trade of blood diamonds, and snapshots of the dictatorial leader, Charles Taylor, who was recently tried by the Special Court for Sierra Leone for war crimes and crimes ...

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