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Travel Journals--OneVillage Partners

Basic Introductory Articles about Three Sierra Leone Villages
by Members of the Nonprofit Group OneVillage Partners


"Sierra Leone-Plymouth Partnership (SLPP)," 6-05


"Walk on African Main St.," 9-05  


Review: In the Land of Magic Soldiers by Daniel Bergner," 5-06


"Hope for All Our Children," 7-06


"The Water of Life," 10-07


"Micro Loans & Income," 11-07


"Passionate for Education," 5-07


Five Journals (with Photos) by OneVillage Travelers to Sierra Leone, 2006




Reprinted Articles

Please note: This group of articles are reprinted here for the purpose of education for group members of OneVillage Partners and for students.  Copyright remains with the original publisher as listed below; these articles may not be sold or copied.


"Scenes and Tales from A Hospital after the Rebel Invasion of Freetown and Other Stories of Terror" - Sierra Leone Imagine Web Site.  A Web page reprinted on this present Web site for easier reading.


Torture: "Scenes And Tales From A Hospital After The Rebel Invasion Of Freetown And Other Stories Of Terror"
Copied here from because the original is difficult to read. 

Torture Article


Travel Article: "A Land of Fragile Beauty Emerges After Years of War,"   NY York Times, Nov. 2006.

"Women's Rights Laws and African Custom Clash,"  NY Times, Dec. 2005.


"UN Chooses Ethiopian Village for Exemplary Reconstruction," New York Times, April 25, 2005.


"US-Sierra Leone Slavery History [with Interview of Joe Opala]," Providence Journal Bulletin, Feb. 13-15, 2005.




Articles on Other Websites


Africa South of the Sahara: Sierra Leone

Excellent list of resources, esp. for online news articles and documents of governments and international agencies.


Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP)

Carleton University.  Provides country rankings, on-line presentations and a mapping component, risk assessments, regional conflict analysis, early warning research, and open-source data, measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress, and international linkages. "Our database currently includes statistical data measures for over hundred performance indicators for 196 countries, spanning fifteen years. These indicators are drawn from a variety of open sources." Statistics for African countries are sometimes not available. Has, in Adobe pdf, the full text of Conflict Risk Assessment Report: West Africa: Mano River Union and Senegambia (01/04/2002) 369K; Democratic Republic of Congo: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 25K; Sierra Leone: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 35K.


Conciliation Resources, Occasional Papers

"Founded in 1994, CR is a multi-racial and international organization employing 10 staff in London and eight (including project and support staff) in Sierra Leone with offices in Freetown and Bo." 


Conflicts in Africa--Sierra Leone 

A discussion about the civil war period in 1990s Sierra Leone, with additional links added.


Documents about Sierra Leone

Important documents—speeches, government agreements, etc.


Expo Times

"Published fortnightly, with regular news updates between issues." Electronic version of a former print newspaper in Sierra Leone which was forced to close due to the war. Now published on-line and in print from France and the U.K. Publisher and Ibrahim Seaga Shaw. Has links to Sierra Leone sites, community pages.


Focus on Sierra Leone

"on-line newsletter reporting and analysing political and social events in Sierra Leone" Editor is Ambrose Ganda. Articles date from 2001 and earlier.


Global Policy Forum - Sierra Leone

Has full text U.N. resolutions, reports, journal and newspapers articles, covering 1998 to date, and a link to the Sandline Report - UK Select Committee on Foreign Affairs (1999) - "A UK government report on the 'Sandline Affair', which saw the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office implicated in a Sierra Leone arms trafficking scandal." The Forum, in New York City, seeks to make the U.N. more responsive to citizen concerns.


"Native son delivers aid, hope to ancestral village," Seattle Times, May 2005 at http://community.seattletimes.


The Sierra Leone Web.  News, history, and photos.  Includes "News Archives" 1994-2003 under "Information."


Sierra Leone Government "Statehouse" Site

News and reports from the government.



Most recent revision of this page: 23 Dec. 2011

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