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  1. Library Resource

    Land and conflict in Sierra Leone: A rapid desk-based study. Evidence on Demand.

    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Africa, Sierra Leone

    This report presents the results of a rapid desk-based review of academic and grey literature on land issues in Sierra Leone, with a particular focus on literature from 2002 onwards. The review explored land ownership and rights in both the Western Area and the other provinces and the concept of land as an actual and potential driver of conflict (both violent and non-violent).

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone is one of the least developed countries in the world and is still recovering from a civil war that ended in 2002. Increasingly, the Sierra Leonean government seeks to attract foreign investors through providing opportunities for large-scale land leases for the development of agribusiness. This has triggered a rapid transformation process that poses a considerable threat to food security and social stability. Despite being a pilot country for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, there is no real change on the ground as yet.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Sierra Leone

    After ten years of civil war in which grave human rights violations and atrocities were committed, especially against women and children, Sierra Leone was regarded as a «failed state». A massive UN peacekeeping mission managed to demobilize the combatants in 2002 and peace was restored. Public institutions have begun to resume their functions and the economy is showing signs of recovery. Nonetheless, the country's stability and structures are still fragile. So how can development cooperation contribute towards stabilizing Sierra Leone?

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia

    Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Somalia: these three countries stand for different histories of a fragile state.The author of this article analyses different case studies to determine the various causes, such as the role of ethnic identities, claims to power by clans and other sub-state groups, or the lack of societal representation within the governments. For the author, the greatest risk to a state is violence, which can quickly spiral out of control in a weak state and lead to chaos.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2006
    Sierra Leone

    Après dix ans de guerre civile marquée par de graves violations des droits de l'Homme et des atrocités, en particulier sur les femmes et les enfants, la Sierra Leone était considérée comme un « État failli ». Il a fallu une intervention massive de forces armées sous mandat de l'ONU pour mener la démobilisation à bonne fin en 2002 et rétablir la paix. Les organes de l'État ont commencé à réassumer leurs fonctions et l'économie redémarre. Pourtant le pays restenstable, et les structures administratives sont fragiles.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2006
    Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia

    Afghanistan, Sierra Leone et Somalie : ces trois pays sont des États fragiles ayant des antécédents différents. L'auteur de cet article analyse ces exemples afin d'identifier les causes de leur situation, par exemple le rôle des identités ethniques, la revendication du pouvoir par des clans et d'autres groupes sousétatiques ou l'insuffisance de la représentation de la société au sein des gouvernements. Il estime que le plus grand danger pour un État est la violence qui peut rapidement déstabiliser un État faible et le précipiter dans le chaos.

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    Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 14.01.45.A good practice on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A multi-actor and multi-sector approach in Sierra Leone cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2016
    Sierra Leone

    In Sierra Leone, the well-being and livelihoods of many people, particularly the rural poor, are based on secure and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests. Increasing pressure on these resources in recent years has led to an escalation of conflict over access to natural resources.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    January, 1898
    Sierra Leone

    This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the compulsory acquisition of lands for public purposes and compensation for such acquisition to the landowner. It sets out the procedure for such acquisition and subsequent registration of land. The Governor may be required to purchase the rest of a piece of land if only a part was acquired and the rest is rendered useless to the owner. It shall be lawful for the Minister to resell any land purchased under this rule. The Ordinance also makes provision for resolution of disputed regarding compensation, etc.

  9. Library Resource
    Videos
    January, 2018
    Sierra Leone

    Our new feature film from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf explores the pathway of a diamond from mine to market, and asks the question, who really benefits?


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