This study investigates the Sierra Leonean Civil War that broke out in 1991 and lasted until
2002. The study traces the causes of the war, its effect on the country and the efforts that have
been made so far to practice democracy in the post-war era. The methodology that was applied in
this study comprised the use of qualitative research approaches to review secondary data on the
subject matter as well as the analysis of primary data obtained through interviews. The findings
show that the causes of the war can be directly and indirectly linked to pre-colonial factors
including development disparities between the capital, Freetown, which the British treated as a
Colony and the other regions which they treated as a Protectorate. This chasm deepened into the
post-independence years and divided the country along ethnic lines. Coupled with the malaise
that bedeviled the country’s economy, the war inevitably broke out soon after its neighbor,
Liberia, went up in flames. The study established, as per the conclusions of the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission (TRC), that women, children and the youth were most affected by
the war. The study also found that the country has made great strides in deepening democracy
after the war period. And, finally, the study concludes with some recommendations including the
need for the country to strengthen its pro-democracy institutions, starting with the National
Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (NECSL).
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