Dirty War in West Africa The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone

ISBN-10: 0253218551

ISBN-13: 9780253218551

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lansana Gberie

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A hard-hitting, first-hand narrative on the crushing war in Sierra Leone
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Lansana Gberie is a research associate at the Wilfried Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic, and Disarmament Studies. He covered the Sierra Leone civil war as a journalist for Inter Press Service.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Map
Introduction: the RUF Phenomenon
Sierra Leone: from Independence to State Recession
The Making of the Revolutionary United Front
War and State Collapse
Not just a Coup: the AFRC Takeover of 1997
'Operation No Living Thing' and Terror as Warfare
From 'U-Nasty' to 'Model Peacekeeping'
Diamonds and the RUF's War
Epilogue: the Reckoning
Bibliographical Note
Index
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