Sierra Leone beyond the Lome Peace Accord

Sierra Leone beyond the Lome Peace Accord


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Sierra Leone beyond the Lome Peace Accord by M. Mustapha

The Lomé Peace Accord, signed in 1999 between the warring factions in the civil war in Sierra Leone, marked an important turning point in one of the most brutal wars Africa witnessed in the 1990s. Like most peace accords, it was imperfect, and it all but fell apart in 2000 after the rebel leader Foday Sankoh attempted to attack and take over the capital city of Freetown. The series of events that ensued prompted some scholars to argue that the accord was a failure. Though flawed and only partially implemented, important aspects of the accord have nonetheless been maintained and have contributed immensely to the tenuous peace and challenges that currently exist in Sierra Leone. This book argues that the Lomé Peace Accord played a significant role in the cessation of major combat operations, the subsequent achievement of negative peace, and the creation of institutions and regimes with farreaching implications for both Sierra Leone and international politics as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230102859
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Marda Mustapha is Assistant Proefssor of History and Political Science at the College of St. Rose. Joseph Bangura is Assistant Professor of History and the Director of the African Studies Program at Kalamazoo College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue ix

Introduction Marda Mustapha Joseph J. Bangura 1

Part I Destination Lomé

1 Sierra Leone beyond Lomé: Challenges and Failures Tunde Zack-Williams 17

2 The Anatomy of Peacekeeping: ECOMOG's Role in the Sierra Leone Civil War Joseph J. Bangura 35

3 The 1999 Lomé Peace Accord and Child Combatants: For Di People? For Di Pikin? Or for the International Community? Robert Tynes Clarke Speed 49

4 Shifting Priorities in Child Protection in Sierra Leone since Lomé Susan Shepler 69

Part II Beyond Lomé

5 Article 27: Citizens, Refugees, and Relief along the Sierra Leone-Guinea Border M. Douglas Henry 85

6 The Role of NGOs in the Democratization Process in Postwar Sierra Leone Fredline A. O. M'Cormack-Hale 97

7 Sierra Leone's Development Challenges Victor A. B. Davies 117

8 Peacebuilding and Human Security in Postwar Sierra Leone: A Critical Analysis Earl Conteh-Morgan 133

9 Global Inequalities and Peace in Postwar Sierra Leone Marda Mustapha 145

Afterword: The Future of Sierra Leone Dick Simpson 161

Contributors 173

Index 177

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