A Discourse on The Phenomenon of Child Soldiering During the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Asmau Isyaku Dutse, Che Mohd Aziz bin Yaacob, Mohammad Syafi'i Anwar

Abstract


The Sierra Leone civil war which began on 23rd March 1991 and ended on January 18, 2002, started when Revolutionary United Front and Charles Taylors National Patriotic Front of Liberia attempted to overthrow the government of Joseph Mommoh. This has led to a bloody civil war which lasted for 11 years resulting in the death of over 50,000 people. The Rebel group had to resort to coercing youths and children to join the rebels, who became soldiers despite being in their tender age. The study explores the phenomenon of child soldiers during the Sierra Leone civil war. 


Keywords


Child soldiers, Sierra Leone, Conflict, and War.

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