Sierra Leone (tagged articles)
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The Dead Bodies of the West African Ebola Epidemic: Understanding the Importance of Traditional Burial Practices
Jamie J. Shah - The traditional mourning and burial rituals common in West Africa played a key role in the recent Ebola epidemic focused in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. One issue that arose during the height of the outbreak was misunderstanding of burial practices and their imporance... Keep Reading »
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Pratik Raghu - Between 1991 and 2002, the small West African coastal state of Sierra Leone was rocked by a brutal civil war, which killed, injured, displaced, and traumatized millions of men, women, and children. In the aftermath of the conflict, local political elites combined with... Keep Reading »
Nina Assadi - Why did Sierra Leone experience such a protracted civil war between 1991 and 2002? Sierra Leone has been beset with challenges since achieving independence from Britain in 1961, in particular its brutal civil war that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the... Keep Reading »
Katherine J. Wolfenden - Although peace and pacifism are familiar ideas to most students today, for much of human history these concepts have been relegated to the religious domain and excluded from the study and practice of politics. At the same time, war--organized violent conflict between... Keep Reading »
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Will LA. Bennett - There is a growing consensus that the prevalence of a large youth population is not conducive to peace and that such a ‘youth bulge’ can even increase the risk of civil conflict and political violence. Richard Cincotta and Elizabeth Leahy argue that... Keep Reading »
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