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 copper which he then sells as scrap.