Two Decades of Conflict and Democracy in Sierra Leone A Personal Experience

"Poor governance, mismanagement, endemic corruption, exclusion and marginalisation, especially of the youth, were causal factors that led Foday Sankoh, an ex-corporal of the national army, to take up arms against the feeble government of President Joseph Momoh, himself a former chief of the Sierra Leone armed forces. This Situation Report is an attempt to traverse Sierra Leone’s story of war and democracy from the point of view of the author's personal experience as a principal actor in this tragic yet brave history."