Freetown and its unique origin story. JENN
|This is an arial view of Freetown. It helps show you how large of a city it is and a feel for the terrain surrounding it.|
Charles Taylor, who some call the most evil man in Africa. NATE
|This Charles Taylor in his days as a Liberian Warlord and on the day of his sentencing. I like this image because I believe the look on his face in court says it all. That he knows he will never be free again|
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf HAIA
|President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf giving a speech mentioning key political, economic and social issues affecting her country Liberia.|
Mende tribe and culture BREE
|The most common form of art in the Mende tribe is jewelery, masks, and headpieces.|
Temne tribe and culture EMELIA
|This is a picture of the inauguration of the Chief Imam Shiek Ibram Kamara of theTemne people in a social gathering to honor the ritual of the ceremony of one becoming a Chief in the Temne tribe.|
Nobel Prize winner Leymah Gbowee JESS
|What a powerful picture. When I look at this picture, I can just feel the passion that she has for leading a women’s peace movement. You can almost hear what she's saying and you know it comes from the heart.|
The RUF rebel group MITCH
|A group of RUF soldiers no older than the age of 18 smile for a picture in Sierra Leone. The age of these young men is the most striking part of the RUF because they take boys that are 12,13,14 years old and turn them into killers.|
Mercenaries as a factor in the Sierra Leone civil war and Africa NICK
|This is a picture of the mercenaries that helped fight the rebels in Africa. This goes along well with my reserch, and gives you an idea of what a mercenary looks like!|
The Lome Peace Accord DANNY
TRC in Sierra Leone (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) KELEN
This is a picture of people in Sierra Leone coming together in the TRC to hear the brave victims tell their stories and to expose the perpetrators responsible.
Cassava as a food source and the things you can cook or make with it CORY
Cassava is a root, native to Brazil. It is a good source of carbohydrates being the 3rd largest source in the world. It is one of the good sources Ishmael used to aid in his survival.
Climate and Geography in Sierra Leone TORI
Religion and Economy in Sierra Leone CHANDLER
|This picture is showing a diamond mine in Sierra Leone. There isn't much machinery, just mostly simple tools like shovels and picks. This shows how hard the work and conditions are. This makes it difficult to produce a lot to improve their economy.|
Fourah Bay College and University of Sierra Leone (higher education) JON
Child soldiers in Africa (How many? Who uses them? Methods of capture and training?) MARY
|Imagine your baby boy becoming a solider at the earliest age of 7.|
When children are supposed to be having fun in their neighborhood these children are playing with guns and bombs. Different world. Different playground.
Liberia and its origin story JARROD
|Here is a photo of modern day liberia. As you can tell Liberia is very close to Sierra Leone, therefore, tons of refugees fled the war by heading for surrounding countries.|
Joseph Cinque and Amistad revolt TONY
Sir Milton Margai and the SLPP NATHAN
|SLPP Political Rally in Sierra Leone gathered almost 200 people to parade the streets as onlookers watch.|
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