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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

African Studies Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture and people of various African countries; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Series: 15 programs (15 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Sierra Leone 2: Soldiers of Fortune

Sierra Leone 2: Soldiers of Fortune

To gain control of the diamond mines in Sierra Leone has been the fuel for wars in this African nation for years. Its government forces, along with UN forces, have failed to defeat the RUF rebels. Looking back at UN failures, a UNAMSIL commander suggests mercenaries are an alternative to UN peacekeepers. But many fear the true interests behind these forces, and there is evidence that the diamond mining companies have hired the mercenaries. This highly provocative program contains exclusive footage of the mercenaries in battle; it too asks if they can bring peace or only further destruction to war-torn Sierra Leone? Produced by ABC Australia.
Also See: Sierra Leone 1: Children of War





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