By Magbaily C. Fyle
This re-creation relies totally on contemporary study at the state, yet covers the earliest identified population, the colonial period, and the interval of independence together with the very complicated turmoil of the new earlier. The chronology in short strains its background and the advent presents an important evaluation of the entire contemporary advancements within the state. hundreds and hundreds of cross-referenced entries describe major leaders, occasions, political events and hobbies, ethnic teams, and similar political, financial, and social elements. A bibliography is incorporated to facilitate extra learn.
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Other high schools and a couple of teachers’ colleges were set up in the interior, and these became the nucleus for the training of the urban westernized elite that was to ultimately assume political control at the end of the colonial rule. But the curriculum and colonial policy was to alienate these people from their own culture and traditions, as they were studiously taught that their own traditions were at best inferior, at worst barbaric, and not worth the attention or interest of “progressive” and “educated” Sierra Leoneans.
When Lawson retired in 1888 the department became known as the Aborigines Department and later, in 1891, as the Native Affairs Department headed by J. C. E. Parkes. CONQUEST AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COLONIAL RULE IN THE PROTECTORATE These patterns of contact represented British influence in the interior of Sierra Leone outside the small colony. But by the 1880s, competition between the European powers for territory in Africa ushered in an era of rampant imperialism. Britain followed up its initial moves with further treaties to secure commitment of interior areas toward Britain, and, in some cases, military expeditions followed.
These elections were rigged, and the new Parliament passed laws making Sierra Leone a one-party state in 1978. Stevens had, much earlier, in 1971, gotten the Parliament to declare Sierra Leone a republic with himself as executive president. The economic decline under Stevens became severe in the 1980s, with massive budget deficits and a rapid slide in the value of the local currency, the Leone, accompanied by huge oil bills and an increasing dependency on external sources of funding, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone by Magbaily C. Fyle