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May 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
Coup leaders in Sierra Leone named a military council Friday to replace ousted President Joseph Momoh and promised to halt the war that brought down his government. The leader of the council, Lt. Col. Yahya Kanu, was the most effective field commander in battling last year's invasion of Sierra Leone by Liberian rebels. A report this week by Amnesty International said Kanu's units in Kenema, southeast Sierra Leone, were guilty of many atrocities.
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May 15, 2000 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just 12 years after it was judged worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, U.N. peacekeeping has hit rock bottom in Sierra Leone, with troops so badly equipped and poorly led that they are unable even to protect themselves, let alone a highly vulnerable civilian population. Although U.N. officials in the West African nation's capital, Freetown, insist that they will not turn tail and run despite the humiliation of a rebel maneuver that cut off about 500 U.N.
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January 11, 1999 | From Reuters
A West African intervention force in Sierra Leone geared up to counterattack rebels Sunday, ferrying additional troops by helicopter toward the front line in this capital. At the same time, West African governments stepped up mediation to stop the fighting in the war-torn city. On Sunday, the violence claimed the life of a journalist from Associated Press. Colleagues said that two other AP journalists were wounded as the three traveled in a car that came under rebel fire in Freetown.
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January 11, 1999 | From Reuters
A West African intervention force in Sierra Leone geared up to counterattack rebels Sunday, ferrying additional troops by helicopter toward the front line in this capital. At the same time, West African governments stepped up mediation to stop the fighting in the war-torn city. On Sunday, the violence claimed the life of a journalist from Associated Press. Colleagues said that two other AP journalists were wounded as the three traveled in a car that came under rebel fire in Freetown.
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May 15, 2000 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just 12 years after it was judged worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, U.N. peacekeeping has hit rock bottom in Sierra Leone, with troops so badly equipped and poorly led that they are unable even to protect themselves, let alone a highly vulnerable civilian population. Although U.N. officials in the West African nation's capital, Freetown, insist that they will not turn tail and run despite the humiliation of a rebel maneuver that cut off about 500 U.N.
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May 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
Coup leaders in Sierra Leone named a military council Friday to replace ousted President Joseph Momoh and promised to halt the war that brought down his government. The leader of the council, Lt. Col. Yahya Kanu, was the most effective field commander in battling last year's invasion of Sierra Leone by Liberian rebels. A report this week by Amnesty International said Kanu's units in Kenema, southeast Sierra Leone, were guilty of many atrocities.
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