Africa Aware: Reflections on Sierra Leone’s peace process

Dr Comfort Ero discusses the challenges and innovations that emerged from the interlinked peace processes in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Dr Comfort Ero

President and CEO, International Crisis Group

Yusuf Hassan

Former Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme

This episode of Africa Aware reflects on Sierra Leone’s peace process as the country concludes its 2023 general elections and marks the 24th anniversary of the Lomé Peace Agreement, which helped to bring an end to its decade-long civil war.

Yusuf speaks to Dr Comfort Ero, president and CEO of Crisis Group, who discusses her experience as a researcher in Freetown during the civil war.

Dr Ero highlights the challenges and innovations that emerged from the interlinked peace processes in Sierra Leone and Liberia – including the establishment of the landmark Kimberley Process which marks its 20th anniversary this year – and the wider lessons on how durable peace was achieved in the region.

This podcast is an output of our project on ‘African peace processes: Lessons learned,’ supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).