The countries that border Sierra Leone are Guinea and Liberia. Sierra Leone is also bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean. The natural resources Sierra Leone provides are diamonds, gold, iron, and other minerals. The government is a republic with an executive president, a multiparty democracy and a unicameral parliament.
The UN was for the children being rehabilitated and they wanted to help them.
The war was started by the RUF when they overthrew the government of Sierra Leone. In this war, many children were forced to fight on one side or another. There were many drugs and bad things going on, which was not a good example. The army commanders led the children to believe that they had magic powers to protect them, which got the children to fight.
Ishmael is 36 years old now. He went to Oberlin College. Ishmael wrote in the sequence of events that things happened, he would just write everything down that he could remember. This helped him remember even more. Music helped him get through everything and he was really interested in music.
Other countries that are using children for military purposes are Liberia, Congo, Sudan, and Srilanka.