Title Another Face Ten Year Ago
Medium Dye and Wax
Septimus Roy-Thompson’s wall hanging shows from left to right the atrocities committed by the rebels. You can see dead bodies, amputations, and people moving from their houses, houses on fire. The war escalated during the NPRC regime. So the people called for elections and the people performed the election exercise and a democratic government was elected. People were happy for the new regime but Foday Sankoh and his followers continue their atrocities with the help of ECOMOG and Kamajors. They were to lessen these atrocities. Our diamonds were taken outside the country then used to buy arms for the rebels to continue their campaign up to this time.
Title Another Face Ten Years Ago 2
Medium Dye and Wax
Septimus Roy-Thompson’s wall hanging show from left to right; the entering of rebels from the East by beating drums during the advance. Their main objective, according to them, was to free people from corruption, tribalism, lack of adequate sanitation and poor educational system. Eventually, things turned out the other way. The RUF started their brutal activities against innocent civilians. During the war, the NPRC overthrew the All Peoples Congress government but the NPRC could not stop the war. So the nation rallied around the concept of elections before peace. The people exercise their vote under the heat of the war and a legitimate Government of President Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabba was elected to replace the NPRC regime.
During President Kabba’s reign Foday Sankoh continued his campaign by amputating, looting, raping, burning of houses, killing and maiming. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes with bundles on their heads. With the introduction of ECOMOG and their Militia allies waged another all out offensive to stop this atrocities. Foday Sankoh continued to exploit the mineral resources of the state to procure arms from outside. After the 6th of January 1999, a peace accord was signed between the Government and the RUF, which bring partial peace we now enjoy.
Name: Septimus Roy-Thompson
Freetown, Western Area Sierra Leone
Septimus Roy-Thompson is a well-known batik artist. He was born on September 8, 1964 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with two children, a boy and girl. He is the founder of the Septo Youths Training and Production Center, which he founded on September 8, 1991