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The Role of Diamonds in Sierra Leone's History and Conflict.: ''A study based on the West African country Sierra Leone''
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Natural resources as well as mineral resources are one among several important factors needed for the existence of human beings, and many countries which posses few of these resources are likely to improve in development. But the opposite has been seen in many underdeveloped country’s that are rich in natural resources, but they still lack development, and above all they suffer from conflict in their societies. 

The aim of this study is to look into the role which diamonds has played in the conflict between Sierra Leonean government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). And also to relate the behavior’s of both parties in the 1991 conflict to the issue of greed and grievance in detecting the actual causes.

I was able to conclude in my study that diamonds in Sierra Leone was not the main cause of the conflict, but it acted as a propelling factor, due to its ability to prolong the war by generating income for both rebels and government. But grievances emerging from Sierra Leone’s history are more likely to have been the main driving force for the rebellion which took place.

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2009. , p. 58
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-9320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-9320DiVA, id: diva2:369732
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-11-22 Created: 2010-11-11 Last updated: 2010-11-22Bibliographically approved

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