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18 Sep 2002 description

How one African country went from a bloody 10-year civil war to a stable democracy in just two years

By Danna Harman, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - A few days after New Year's 1999, the rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF), together with gangs of former government soldiers, staged the most violent attack yet on the capital, Freetown. The mission was code-named "Spare No Living Thing." Thousands of civilians were killed, raped, and mutilated with machetes. The sky filled with circling vultures, drawn to the blood.

03 Jun 2002 description

Refugees are gathering in camps and flowing into Sierra Leone as rebels may move on Monrovia.

By Danna Harman | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

GBARNGA, LIBERIA - The refugee camp is deserted, the displaced people gone. They ran away in a panic, not even sure who was after them. They did not leave much behind: a child's shoe here, a diary there. But then, they didn't have much to begin with. And now they are homeless again, shuffling down the roads looking for their next shelter.