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17 Dec 1999 description
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AFRICANEWS - News and Views on Africa from Africa - Issue 45 - December 1999

by Linda de Hoyos

Children have been so badly abused in wars.The challenge now facing the two countries is disarming, treating and rehabilitating, and re-training and schooling of these children.

The wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia beginning in 1991 were fought by thousands of child soldiers.

28 Jun 1999 description
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by Sheila Mesa in Geneva

Nairobi - As the Sierra Leone peace talks in Northern Togo continue to stall, Sierra Leoneans remain sceptical of its outcome. The announcement that the government is willing to offer three cabinet and some other bureaucratic positions to the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front is met with mixed feelings by the Sierra Leonean public.

They expressed very strong feelings that the way the talks are going, the government and the international negotiators are determined to reward the rebels for their atrocities.

15 Dec 1997 description
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News and Wiews on Africa from Africa

15 May 1997 description
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by Chris Samai (690 words)

After spending five years in exile in neigbouring Guinea, former Sierra Leonean president Joseph Momoh returned to the
turbulence of his country's politics.

"I am back home fully charged, invigorated and determined to make my own contribution...towards the noble ideals of democracy."

That is ex-president Joseph Saidu Momoh, speaking moments after his arrival from exile early this year.