Paying the price: The Sierra Leone peace process
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The July 1999 Lomé Peace Agreement ended Sierra Leone’s civil war on paper, but not on the ground. Ismail Rashid describes how the Lomé negotiations emerged from the 1995-96 Abidjan process and the AFRC-RUF attack on Freetown in January 1999 and the domestic and international responses to this crisis. He reviews the preparatory meetings, the ceasefire and the structure of the talks.