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February 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A boat full of refugees fleeing fighting in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, hit a rock near the border with neighboring Guinea-Bissau and sank Monday, killing 50 people, officials said. Thousands of refugees have fled Freetown since fighting began there in January. As many as 3,000 people have died in fighting nationwide since December.
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May 27, 2000 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was God's grace, maybe just luck, but the arrival here Friday of 87 little souls piled in the back of a firewood truck was clearly the stuff of miracles. The hungry children, some as young as 5, walked 52 miles over three days to escape the Revolutionary United Front, or RUF. The rebels had forced them to serve as soldiers, sex slaves and battlefield porters during Sierra Leone's eight-year civil war, which ended with a peace accord last July. Fighting has flared anew in recent weeks.
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May 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
More peacekeepers arrived here Friday in Sierra Leone's capital to reinforce against a possible rebel offensive on the city, where as many as 30,000 refugees have gathered to escape guerrilla attacks. A few hundred more Jordanian soldiers arrived to help shore up the beleaguered peacekeeping force. The fresh troops came on the same day that President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah paid homage to 19 people killed during a recent demonstration.
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May 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
More peacekeepers arrived here Friday in Sierra Leone's capital to reinforce against a possible rebel offensive on the city, where as many as 30,000 refugees have gathered to escape guerrilla attacks. A few hundred more Jordanian soldiers arrived to help shore up the beleaguered peacekeeping force. The fresh troops came on the same day that President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah paid homage to 19 people killed during a recent demonstration.
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May 27, 2000 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was God's grace, maybe just luck, but the arrival here Friday of 87 little souls piled in the back of a firewood truck was clearly the stuff of miracles. The hungry children, some as young as 5, walked 52 miles over three days to escape the Revolutionary United Front, or RUF. The rebels had forced them to serve as soldiers, sex slaves and battlefield porters during Sierra Leone's eight-year civil war, which ended with a peace accord last July. Fighting has flared anew in recent weeks.
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February 4, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To hear the fearful people of this nation tell it, they are cornered here on the Atlantic's edge by ruthless bandits, savage kidnapers, wayward soldiers and a shadowy guerrilla fighter whose cause has never been explained and whose face is known to almost no one. In the capital of this West African nation, people are fleeing--if they are among those with the means to flee. Airline flights out of the country have been expanded but still are booked to capacity.
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May 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations refugee agency began trucking an estimated 50,000 refugees away from Guinea's southern border, where they are threatened by frontier fighting in West Africa. The refugees, from Sierra Leone and Liberia, fled civil wars in their homelands in the 1990s for the relative safety of Guinea but have been caught up in a widening conflict around the diamond fields where the three countries' borders meet.
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December 31, 1995 | BETH DUFF-BROWN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The young woman who already looks middle-aged bends at the waist, hacking at potato leaves with a machete, two babies strapped to her, one at each breast. Over in the shade, under a tree at the refugee camp, men sit drinking corn whiskey, playing cards and gossiping. The scene is typical for rural Africa: While the women do the back-breaking work in the fields, the men argue village politics over a game of cards and a calabash of palm wine.
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October 22, 1998 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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February 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A boat full of refugees fleeing fighting in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, hit a rock near the border with neighboring Guinea-Bissau and sank Monday, killing 50 people, officials said. Thousands of refugees have fled Freetown since fighting began there in January. As many as 3,000 people have died in fighting nationwide since December.
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February 4, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To hear the fearful people of this nation tell it, they are cornered here on the Atlantic's edge by ruthless bandits, savage kidnapers, wayward soldiers and a shadowy guerrilla fighter whose cause has never been explained and whose face is known to almost no one. In the capital of this West African nation, people are fleeing--if they are among those with the means to flee. Airline flights out of the country have been expanded but still are booked to capacity.
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