It is important that we view the situation in Sierra Leone from its roots, i.e. from
neo-colonial independence. The current civil war is a confirmation of the impasse
capitalism has landed the country in. It is a reflection of the total failure of
neo-colonial capitalism. All it can guarantee in the long run, unless the workers take
power, is barbarism.
Sierra Leone is a very rich country in diamonds and bloodshed. The reason for the
protracted civil war tearing Sierra Leone apart is the legacy of British colonialism and
the struggle by the ruling cliques to rob the country's wealth.