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30 Dec 1997 description

LAGOS, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Nigeria's army on Tuesday said Sierra Leone's military junta had started a major build up of forces and was unlikely to give up power in April as promised.

"The junta in Sierra Leone has acquired fighting aircraft and is developing airfields in Bo, Kenema and Magburaka to use in its nefarious activities," Nigerian military spokesman, Colonel Godwin Ugbo told a news conference in Lagos.

Ugbo said the Freetown junta, led by Major Johnny Paul Koroma, had begun training a new militia and showed little sign of keeping an agreement signed with …

29 Dec 1997 description
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28 Dec 1997 description
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24 Dec 1997 description
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23 Dec 1997 description
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22 Dec 1997 description
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22 Dec 1997 description

Media Contact: Beth Schaefer, News & Information Officer
Phone: (301) 680-6355 Fax: (301) 680-6370

22 Dec 1997 description
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NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / I R I N
pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
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E-mail: irin-wa@africaonline.co.ci

du samedi 20 au lundi 22 decembre 1997

[En supplement au bulletin hebdomadaire reprenant les evenements majeurs
survenus en Afrique de l'Ouest, IRIN-WA compile un resume quotidien des
informations diffusees dans la region. IRIN produit ces rapports a
l'intention de la communaute humanitaire mais decline toute responsabilite

19 Dec 1997 description

Paul Ejime, PANA Correspondent
LAGOS, Nigeria (PANA) - The Ministerial Committee of Five of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) began a crucial meeting Friday to review the political crisis in Sierra Leone.

All five ministers from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria are attending the day-long meeting, the community's

19 Dec 1997 description
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19 Dec 1997 description

DHAGVA - 98/0003
Period covered: 03 - 19 December 1997

This report has been prepared by the office of the

18 Dec 1997 description
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18 Dec 1997 description

Afeto Kuma, PANA Correspondent
LOME, Togo (PANA) - The fourth extraordinary ECOWAS summit ended Wednesday evening in Lome, Togo, with the setting up of a crisis prevention and management mechanism in the sub-region.

17 Dec 1997 description
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16 Dec 1997 description
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16 Dec 1997 description

The WHO-sponsored team from the Ministry of Health and the District Medical Officer identified 125 active cases during its visit to several affected towns and villages in the Chiefdoms of Sulima, Sinkunia Dembelia and Folosaba Dembelia in Koinadugu District during the period 21-25 November. According to community leaders and village elders large parts of the population had been affected during the outbreak and around 2,000-3,000 cases were estimated to have occurred, most of which were adults. Thirty-six deaths were reported to have occurred.

15 Dec 1997 description

Tepitapia Sannah, PANA Correspondent

15 Dec 1997 description
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12 Dec 1997 description
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11 Dec 1997 description
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