Natural Resource Management: Abidjan Peace Agreement

ARTICLE 26

Protect the environment and regulate the exploitation of natural resources in the interest of the people, as well as prohibit monopolies;

Implementation History

1996

No Implementation

The peace process quickly broke down. No reports could be found of government reform efforts or legislation aimed at reforming Natural Resource Management in 1996.  

1997

No Implementation

No reports could be found of government reform efforts or legislation aimed at reforming Natural Resource Management in 1997. In January 1997, two months after the peace accord was signed, the SLPP government and Kamajors launched attacks against RUF units in northern Kailahun. The RUF rejected the 1996 accord and sided with the AFRC in May 1997.1 In May of 1997, Major Johnny Paul Koroma and his soldiers formed an alliance with RUF troops and toppled Sierra Leone's government. President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah fled into Guinea.2

  • 1. David Keen, Conflict and Collusion in Sierra Leone (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005),193-197.
  • 2. "Sierra Leone coup leader claims power," The Independent (London), May 26, 1997, 13.
1998

No Implementation

In 1998, the former government ousted the RUF/AFRC government. RUF and the former government returned to full scale civil war in 1998.3

Coding for this case ceased on December 31, 1998.

  • 3. "Uppsala Conflict Data Program," Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research, accessed June 3, 2011, www.ucdp.uu.se/database.