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By Peters,Stephanie Kitchen

The armed clash in Sierra Leone and the extraordinary violence of the most insurgent faction - the progressive United entrance (RUF) - have challenged students and individuals of the foreign neighborhood to return up with reasons. as much as this aspect, although, conclusions concerning the nature of the conflict are more often than not drawn from debts of civilian sufferers and commentators who had entry to just one facet of the battle. the current examine addresses this at the moment incomplete knowing of the clash by means of targeting the direct stories and interpretations of protagonists, paying certain realization to the hitherto ignored, and infrequently underage, cadres of the RUF. the information offered demanding situations the generally canvassed idea of the Sierra Leone clash as a battle stimulated by way of 'greed, no longer grievance'. really, it issues to a rural predicament expressed by way of unresolved tensions among landowners and marginalized rural adolescence, extra strengthened and prompted by way of a collapsing patrimonial state.

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