What was the sierra Leone civil war?

i am doing a report on the sierra Leone civil war and Ive read a bunch about it, i understand something like the government was overthrown by soldiers and Rebels invaded everywhere and did horrible things to many people but why, how? I don't really get what happened, please dont give me links, im asking on here... show more i am doing a report on the sierra Leone civil war and Ive read a bunch about it, i understand something like the government was overthrown by soldiers and Rebels invaded everywhere and did horrible things to many people but why, how? I don't really get what happened, please dont give me links, im asking on here because clearly the websites i visit arent clear to me
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