Liberia and Sierra Leone: Interwoven Civil Wars
Liberia and Sierra Leone have common borders and interwoven civil war experiences. Rebels from the ongoing Liberian civil war ignited the 1991–2001 Sierra Leone war. Combatants subsequently moved between them with ease. This chapter addresses the following questions. What factors have caused and sustained war in the two countries? Why in 2002 was Liberia still at war? What lessons can be learned from Sierra Leone’s peace process? What are the prospects for peace for the two countries?
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