Resources

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process

Sep 2000
The Lomé Peace Agreement of July 1999 sought to end one of the world’s most brutal civil wars of recent times. Sierra Leone, its West African neighbours and the international community continue to face the daunting task of moving from war and political crisis to establishing a lasting peace.

First stages on the road to peace: The Abidjan process (1995–96)

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
Sep 2000
Accord Sierra Leone: First stages on the road to peace
Lasana Gberie describes the background and workings of the Abidjan process that resulted in the Abidjan Accord of November 1996, and its subsequent speedy collapse.

The Lomé peace negotiations

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
Sep 2000
Accord Sierra Leone: Lomé peace negotiations
Ismail Rashid describes the origins and structure of the Lomé peace negotiations which led to the peace agreement of July 1999.

Implementing the Lomé Peace Agreement

Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
Sep 2000
Accord Sierra Leone: Implementing the Lomé Peace Agreement
Dennis Bright describes the implementation of the Lomé Peace Agreement, focusing particularly on the shortcomings centred on the profound levels of mistrust between the parties.

Lome is dead! Long live Lome!

Aug 2000
Even after the terrible events of May 2000, Dr Dennis Bright, Commissioner at the Commission for the Consolidation of Peace in Sierra Leone, explains why the Lome peace agreement is not 'dead'.

Demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation

Oct 1997
Successful demobilisation, disarmament and rehabilitation in Sierra Leone requires political will and momentum. This article by Conciliation Resources highlights lessons to learn from past failures.

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