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13 Jul 2000 description

(Perm. Rep. to U.N. testifies before Foreign Relations Comm.)

12 Jul 2000 description

U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Washington, DC July 12, 2000

27 Jun 2000 description

Will aid victims of civil crisis

Washington -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced June 27 that it is committing $2 million to support emergency needs resulting from the continuing civil crisis in Sierra Leone.

The funds, according to a USAID press release, will help a broad array of non-governmental organizations to provide health, agriculture and shelter programs in Sierra Leone.

CARE will receive $700,000 to supply 5,000 war-affected families with household kits and plastic sheeting.

17 May 2000 description


U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
Permanent Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations
Report to the UN Security Council on Special UNSC Mission to Africa New York City, New York, May 17, 2000

As Prepared for Delivery

09 May 2000 description


U.S. Department of State
Howard F. Jeter
Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs

Testimony before the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on Africa Washington, DC, May 9, 2000

Africa's Diamonds: Precious, Perilous Too?

09 May 2000 description

The United States government this year has contributed almost $140 million to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), including a May 9 donation of $25 million, according to Department of State Spokesman Richard Boucher.

In a press statement, Boucher said the latest donation of U.S. funds will be directed toward refugee problems in West Africa, the Newly Independent States, and the Baltics.

The funds will also help support the Afghan Refugee program and further the repatriation of Croatian Serbs.

Following is the text of the statement:

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U.S.

11 Apr 2000 description

U.S. Department of State Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
Permanent Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations
Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary
Washington, DC, April 11, 2000

28 Mar 2000 description

(State Department announces almost $74 million for ICRC) (440)

08 Mar 2000 description

Washington, DC, March 8, 2000

Thank you for this opportunity to report on my recent visit to Sierra Leone. In my job as Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, I have a global mandate to address atrocities wherever they occur and to work on mechanisms of accountability and prevention. One of the most horrific and challenging crime scenes in the world today is Sierra Leone and it has long been part of the work of the Office of War Crimes Issues in the State Department.

16 Feb 2000 description


Washington, DC, February 16, 2000

Ms. McMillon: Hello, everyone, I'm Doris McMillon, and welcome to Worldnet's "Dialogue."

Today we have with us U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice, who will discuss prospects for peace in Sierra Leone, a country that was beset by a horrendous civil war. A peace agreement that was signed in Lome, Togo, on July 7th, 1999, brought a message of hope to the Sierra Leonean people that peace was in sight.

07 Feb 2000 description

U.S. Department of State
Nancy Soderberg, Ambassador
United States Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs
Press Release on Explanation of Vote Regarding Sierra Leone

03 Feb 2000 description

(Hopes focus will be turning point in Africa, U.N. and U.S. ties)
(2500)

29 Oct 1999 description

David J. Scheffer
Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Remarks at the Conference on Atrocities Prevention and Response
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

15 Jul 1999 description

Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and Gayle Smith , National Security Council Senior Director for African Affairs

01 Mar 1999 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, February 26, 1999.

Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a unicameral legislature; however, this democratically elected Government did not control the whole country effectively at any time during the year. In March the Government, led by President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, who had been elected in 1996, was returned to power after 9 months in exile. The President's party, the Sierra Leone People's Party, has had a majority in the Parliament since 1996.

28 Dec 1998 description

WASHINGTON - State Department Acting Spokesman Lee McClenny on December 28 commended the peacekeeping efforts of ECOMOG (Economic Community of West African States Cease-Fire Monitoring Group) "in defending the people and the legitimately elected government" of Sierra Leone.

In a brief statement, McClenny pointed to "the enormous sacrifices in lives and material" made by Nigerian and Guinean troops in combating the brutal RUF insurgency.

Following is the text of McClenny's statement:

U.S.

11 Jun 1998 description

WASHINGTON -- A "humanitarian crisis is looming in Sierra Leone because of the ruthlessness of the former junta" operating in that country, a top State Department official told congressional lawmakers June 11.

In testimony before the Africa Subcommitte in the U.S.

30 Jan 1998 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1998.

SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone is controlled by a military junta. On May 25, dissident junior officers of the Republic of Sierra Leone Military Forces (RSLMF) violently seized power from the