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August 29, 2017 Sierra Leone: Hard Lessons from Disaster
"The calamity that struck Sierra Leone on Aug. 14, when Sugarloaf, the conical
mountain overlooking the capital, Freetown, collapsed in a mudslide that swept away
buildings and killed at least 400 people, was shocking but not entirely surprisingly.
It is important to be blunt: The tragedy was entirely man-made." - Lansana Gberie
July 6, 2016 Cuba/Sierra Leone: Reclaiming Slave-Trade History
As recognition grows that the legacy of slavery and the slave trade
is still embedded in the structural inequalities of today's world,
scholars are finding new ways to make the lost connections visible.
One dramatic and inspiring illustration, featured in this issue of
AfricaFocus Bulletin, is the film "They Are We," showing the
rediscovery and re-connection in person with their African relatives of an Afro-Cuban community
which still celebrates their heritage with dances and songs in a
language almost forgotten by current generations even in its
villages of origin in Sierra Leone. The film, first released in Cuba
in 2013, features the story of this rediscovery, in the voices and
faces of the communities who collaborated in the making of the
May 11, 2015 West Africa: Ebola Down But Not Out
"The [Ebola] epidemic is at its lowest but not over yet. The recent
weeks have seen an important decrease in new confirmed Ebola cases
across West Africa. Liberia is now close to being declared Ebolafree
on 9 May, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are finally getting
close to zero. However, the outbreak is not over until it's over at
the regional level." - Doctors without Borders, May 6 update
January 6, 2015 Sierra Leone: Losing Out
May 3, 2012 Sierra Leone: Resisting Land Deals
Dec 12, 2004 Liberia-Sierra Leone: Consolidating Peace?
Oct 31, 2004 Sierra Leone: Truth and Reconciliation Report
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
June 9, 2022 Africa/Global: Ukraine, Africa, and Our Planet
May 11, 2022 Africa/Global: Debt, IFFs, and Inequality in Africa
April 21, 2022 Africa/Global: Climate Put on Back Burner by War
March 25, 2022 Africa/Global: Updates from AfricaFocus
November 23, 2021 Africa/Global: From Climate Denial to Deceit and Delay
November 2, 2021 Africa/Global: The Heat is On! Time to Act!
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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)
2002-01-28 Sierra Leone: Report on War-Related Sexual Violence
2001-02-24 Sierra Leone: Sexual Violence Report
2001-01-11 Sierra Leone: UN Report
2000-05-18 Sierra Leone: Statements/Updates, 2
2000-05-18 Sierra Leone: Statements/Updates, 1
2000-01-16 Sierra Leone: Diamonds and War
1999-06-27 Sierra Leone: Human Rights Documents
1999-01-19 Sierra Leone: Humanitarian Crisis
1998-12-23 Sierra Leone: Recent Reports
1997-07-13 Sierra Leone: Conference Report
1997-05-26 Sierra Leone: Documents on Coup