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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

1991 Sierra Leone

From 1991 to 2002 there was an eleven-year conflict that destroyed Sierra Leone. The Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel groups along with some government forces, the Civil Defense Forces (CDF), committed atrocities against civilians. Thousands were killed, many were displaced, and females were often raped. Children soldiers were also common on either side of the conflict.