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Sierra Leone

West African Zones of Peace and Local Peacebuilding Initiatives

West African Zones of Peace and Local Peacebuilding Initiatives

In the context of civil war in Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, the line between “armed actors” and “communities” was porous, creating a situation where peacebuilders spanning these categories in some cases had special access to armed actors for the purposes of negotiation.

UN Chief Congratulates Sierra Leone On Peaceful Elections

UN Chief Congratulates Sierra Leone On Peaceful Elections

On April 4, 2018, Sierra Leone democratically elected its first president following years of civil war. Peace science shows how nonviolent civil resistance during government transition is important to the health and longevity of a democracy. 

Sanctions Against Non-State Armed Actors

Sanctions Against Non-State Armed Actors

Sanctions research and policy focus on states, giving little attention to challenges of targeting non-state armed actors, making sanctions less effective.