in a state of sudden disarray, the civilian population of Freetown -- long angered by the injustice of the Lome agreement and the intransigence of the RUF -- mounted a massive demonstration in front of Foday Sankoh's villa.
For example, UNAMSIL
was created in October 1999 to oversee a peace agreement between the weak government of Sierra Leone and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a brutal force that imposes its will through massacres and mutilations.
success in the strong regional and international support it received, the sheer size of the mission achieved through the strong commitment from Britain within the UN Security Council (with US support) as well as the decisiveness of the mission on the ground.
American logistical and financial support for ECOWAS contingents from Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal, which have taken part in the UN peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL
) since 2000, is a positive step in the right direction.
Two former RUF commanders are now accusing the commander of the UN force in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL
), Gen Daniel Opande, and the UN special representative, Ambassador Adeniji, of betrayal and breach of confidence.
Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL
), Sierra Leone--UNAMSIL Background, at http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/unamsil/ UnamsilB.htm.
(61.) Recent Canadian peacekeeping missions have included the UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR), the Nato Implementation Force in the former Yugoslavia (IFOR), the Nato Stabilization Force in Bosnia (SFOR), the UN Support Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH), and the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL
Outside organizations intervening in Sierra Leone ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States EO Executive Outcomes: South African mercenary organization SC Security Council of the United Nations UNOMSIL United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone UNAMSIL
United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) WHO World Health Organization WFP World Food Program
(399) UNOMSIL, established by the UN Security Council in June 1998, (400) received a further mandate in October 1999 to establish UNAMSIL
in its stead--a larger mission with 6,000 military personnel and 260 military 0b servers.
1998 UNOMSIL United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone July 1998 UNMIK United Nations Mission in Kosovo June 1999 UNAMSIL
United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone Oct.
* Continued support of Operation Focus Relief and UNAMSIL
's peacekeeping operations in Sierra Leone; and