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March 10, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in more than nine months, street trader Mohammed Bah can sell his sacks of flour without fear of being beaten up. Intimidation, unfair taxes and random confiscations of goods were common during the rule of the military junta that was recently expelled from Sierra Leone by a West African intervention force. "They thought they could do anything they wanted," said Bah, 30, who shares a stall on Kissy Street in this city's now bustling main business district.
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March 10, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in more than nine months, street trader Mohammed Bah can sell his sacks of flour without fear of being beaten up. Intimidation, unfair taxes and random confiscations of goods were common during the rule of the military junta that was recently expelled from Sierra Leone by a West African intervention force. "They thought they could do anything they wanted," said Bah, 30, who shares a stall on Kissy Street in this city's now bustling main business district.
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