Sierra leone holds an election on may 14th if it passes peacefully, it will be a triumph for the british troops who stopped the country's dreadful civil war it will also show that altruistic military interventions can sometimes work disarming sierra leone: pax leone jan 17th 2002, 12:16 from print edition is this gravely. The revolutionary united front (ruf) was a rebel army that fought in the sierra leone civil war, 1991–2002 the ruf was created by foday sankoh along with allies that included abu kanu, rashid mansaray, and most of the mende ethnic group in the southern and eastern provinces of the country they also received. Child soldiers is a comprehensive and thought-provoking examination of the subjective experiences of former child soldiers during sierra leone's brutal armed conflict one of the book's strengths is denov's careful articulation of the historical and contemporary factors underlying the conflict a second strength is her use of. (freetown) — the rebel revolutionary united front (ruf) of sierra leone is forcing children, including demobilized child soldiers, to join its ranks and engage in combat, human rights watch said today the rights group has documented abductions of children as recently as early may the ruf has. Sierra leone: treatment of revolutionary united front (ruf) prisoners upon the signing of the lomé accord and the subsequent ceasefire agreement details of the amnesty granted to members of the ruf. Peace agreement between the government of sierra leone and the revolutionary united front of sierra leone (07-07-1999) posted by usip library on: august 19, 1999 source name: html version of the agreement from sierra leone web verified by embassy of sierra leone in washington, dc printed text of the.
The journal of modern african studies, 36, 2 (i998), pp 203-235 printed in the united kingdom i998 cambridge university press bush path to destruction: the origin and character of the revolutionary united front/sierra leone ibrahim abdullah we recruited fifty-four boys, mostly from bugisu, and started training them. Her single case study of the revolutionary united front (ruf) explores how children became fighters, ie, “the ways in which the militarization and reconfiguration of their identities as soldiers and warriors was achieved” (p 15) the process of becoming and being a child soldier is shown to be a multifaceted and. Overview the revolutionary united front (ruf) was organized in 1991 by foday sankoh and two partners, abu kanu and rashid mansaray, along with financial assistance from future liberian leader charles taylor its goal was to overthrow the dictatorial government of sierra leone, headed by president joseph saidu. He was a senior member of the revolutionary united front (ruf), serving 1993 to 1997 as an ruf area commander, and from about april 1997 to december 1999 as ruf battle group commander in may 2000 he became interim leader of the ruf during the afrc regime, he was a member of the afrc's ruling body.
Contemporary understandings of rape in wartime emphasise its strategic deployment as a weapon of war one of the most prominent cases in the discourse has been the sierra leone civil war and its revolutionary united front (ruf) rebel group this article complements the existing literature by. The tribal dimension of the revolutionary united front (ruf) rebel war in sierra leone (1991–2002) episode 1: by lt colonel (rtd) sim turay, hcbs (business studies), ba combined hons (politics and geography), ma (law, development and globalisation), llm (international law and the world.
Revolutionary united front (ruf) was a rebel army that fought a failed eleven- year war in sierra leone, starting in 1991 and ending in 2002 it later developed into a political party, which still exists today the three most senior surviving leaders, issa sesay, morris kallon and augustine gbao, were convicted in february. This article explains the demise of sierra leone's revolutionary united front ( ruf) rebellion it argues that the main cause of this fate was the group's relationship with its primary sponsor, charles taylor the ruf's dependency on taylor's patronage, coupled with the rebellion's weak organisational. In march 2009, trial chamber i of the special court for sierra leone (scsl) issued its judgment in prosecutor v issa hassan sesay, morris kal- lon and augustine gbao, known as the revolutionary united front (ruf) case1 the scsl rendered the appeals judgment a short time later on octo- ber 26, 20092 the trial.
Child soldiers: sierra leone's revolutionary united front [myriam denov] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers tragically, violence and armed conflict have become commonplace in the lives of many children around the world not only have millions of children been forced to witness war and its atrocities.
In 1996, after years of civil war, mr kabbah, a lawyer and former united nations development program official, became this west african country's first democratically elected president, before being overthrown a year later by the armed forces revolutionary council and the revolutionary united front. On the day that british paratroopers captured the leader of the revolutionary united front, derek brown asks how foday sankoh came to lead the rebel forces in sierra leone. One of the great merits of denov's book on the civil war in sierra leone is her refusal to either mythologize or demonize that war's child soldiers as she meticulously chronicles their abduction by rebels (almost invariably the method of recruitment), their experiences during the war, and their attempts to reintegrate into society.
Revolutionary united front (ruf), also called revolutionary united front/sierra leone, guerrilla unit formed in 1991 in sierra leone whose actions created instability in the country that led to the overthrow of the government and a long civil war the group later financed itself through control of the country's diamond. This chapter examines the complicated dynamics between charles taylor, the ambitious liberian warlord and the ruf, the rebel group in sierra leone according to the authors, a combination of. It started inauspiciously, however, with the peacekeepers initially failing to recognize the volatility of the situation, and especially the threat posed by the revolutionary united front (ruf) even after signing the lomé peace agreement in 1999, the ruf remained intent on seizing state power, unwilling to.