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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: May 2011

Annex I - A Chronology



23 March, RUF enters Sierra Leone at Bomaru, Kailahun district

A second group enters Sierra Leone a few days later at Bo Waterside, Pujehun district

27 March, 300 RUF fighters capture the town of Buedu, Kailahun district

April, supported by 1,200 Nigerian and 300 Guinean forces, the RSLMF still fails to contain the insurgents

April, Guinean troops successfully defend the bridge at Daru

April, anti-Taylor Liberians in Sierra Leone form ULIMO to fight the RUF and advance to the mining and timber areas of eastern Sierra Leone. One contingent bases itself afterwards at Mattru-on-the-Rails, near Bo

June/July, the RUF controls a fifth of the country in southern and eastern SL

July/August, a small Nigerian detachment is deployed to protect the bridge over the Sewa River, at Gondama, south of Bo

August, President Momoh revises constitution to reintroduce a multi-party system, backed by 60 percent of voters in a referendum

October, Captain Prince Benjamin-Hirsch murdered by fellow soldiers

Late 1991, ULIMO forces enter Liberia from Sierra Leone, and directly engage with Taylor's NPFL


March, according to the RUF, the Liberian special forces are sent back to Liberia

29 April, successful military coup by young officers from Daru

April, RUF announces a unilateral cease-fire through the BBC World Service

May, Strasser offers amnesty to the RUF fighters in return for unconditional surrender

May, NPRC declares a state of emergency

May, RUF calls a halt to ambushes and proposes peace negotiations, but the NPRC does not respond. Several key RUF figures are killed by the army and peace plans are off the agenda


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War and the Crisis of Youth in Sierra Leone
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