African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Full Length Research Paper

An examination of the Sierra Leone war

Clotilde Asangna
  • Clotilde Asangna
  • Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, USA.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 27 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 20 March 2017
  •  Published: 31 May 2017


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