The second section focuses on the security sector, with chapters by Ishmail Rashid (a historical overview of the Sierra Leone army); Mark white (the UK's role in security sector reform); Major Don Saunders, a Canadian who served with IMATT
(on the re-training of the Sierra Leone Army); and Daniel Hoffman (on the possibility, or lack thereof, of the emergence of a strong civil defence force in case of praetorian or other threats to Sierra Leone's security, in the context of the trial and persecution of leaders of the former Civil Defence Force (CDF) by the Special Court for Sierra Leone).
Afrobeat no go die! By the time Fela Anikulapo Kuti was laid to rest in front of his house at Kalakuta, Lagos, in 1997, he had recorded 77 albums, married 27 wives, made over 200 court appearances and been harassed, beaten, tortured and jailed. A new book, Fela: Kalakuta Notes, celebrating his life, has just been published, written by John Collins. Stephen Williams pays homage to the great man
The Canadians have committed themselves to an initial one-year stay, with personnel filling 10 IMATT positions with six-month tours of duty.
Canada's participation in the IMATT reinforces our commitment to assisting the people of Sierra Leone as they rebuild their country and their lives, and to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), which shares this objective.