Sierra Leone's Youth Miss Out on Economic Boom

As political temperatures rise ahead of this month's elections there are fears that the spiralling number of unemployed young men will spark widespread violence once again.

Unemployment Threatens Stability in Sierra Leone

PHOTO ESSAYS: Unemployment Threatens Stability in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has come a long way since the brutal 1991-2002 civil war - largely caused by youth unemployment. Mohammed Turay burns cables to extract ...

  • Sierra Leone:  Youth Unemployment - a Threat to Sierra Leone's Security?

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 5 November 2012

    Sierra Leone has come a long way since the brutal 1991-2002 civil war, which left thousands dead, countless numbers displaced, and the country's economy and institutions in ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  As Ban Ki-Moon Warns Against Creating a Lost Generation, Our Youths Face a Crisis of Unemployment (opinion)

    Concord Times, 15 August 2012

    As I write this article, young people around the world would be commemorating the International Youth Day, with the theme "Building a better world: Partnering with youth". In a ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Sierra Leone - a Nation in Need of a New Direction (opinion)

    Concord Times, 21 August 2012

    Sierra Leone is in dire need of a new direction as this resource rich and policy poor nation cannot afford another five years of President Koroma's visionless change. Fortunately, ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  UN Warned of Rising Tension Over Polls

    United Nations, 11 September 2012

    Given the complexity in Sierra Leone of holding presidential, parliamentary and local council elections on the same date, in November, their successful conduct would demonstrate ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  King Jimmy Youths Embrace Non-Violence

    Concord Times, 21 September 2012

    Contrary to the perception that King Jimmy and Peter's Brook areas are violent-prone, youths in the community have vowed to stay away from violence before, during and after the ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Bracing for a 'Watershed Election'

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 October 2012

    Sierra Leone's international partners and citizens are paying close attention to possible threats to peace ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Youths End Consultative Meeting On ICDP

    Concord Times, 11 October 2012

    The Sierra Leone Youths Association in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) and the government Tuesday ended a consultative meeting on a joint program ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  VSO Reassures Salone Youths

    Concord Times, 20 June 2012

    One of the leading non-governmental humanitarian organizations, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)yesterday launched its three years strategic plan in Freetown targeting six thematic ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Cape Lambert Promises More Reforms

    Concord Times, 5 November 2012

    Managing Director of Cape Lambert, Philippe "Phil" Francois, has reaffirmed his company's commitment in not only adhering to its corporate social responsibility, but also in ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Should the APC Use SLPP and Vice Versa? (opinion)

    Concord Times, 5 November 2012

    To many compatriots, the All People's Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone Peoples' Party (SLPP) are two sides of the same coin. And in view of our country's recent past, to many ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Election - Falling Short of Expectations (opinion)

    Chatham House, 1 November 2012

    Sierra Leone goes to the polls on 17 November for its third election since the end of the brutal civil war that became famous for its blood diamonds and the role of Charles Taylor, ... read more »