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November 3, 1987
Sierra Leone President Joseph Momoh declared a state of emergency to deal with his West African nation's economic problems. At a news conference, he said the police and armed forces will be empowered to search homes to prevent hoarding of the national currency and key commodities such as diamonds, gasoline and rice. The measures are expected to be endorsed by the House of Representatives today.
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November 3, 1987
Sierra Leone President Joseph Momoh declared a state of emergency to deal with his West African nation's economic problems. At a news conference, he said the police and armed forces will be empowered to search homes to prevent hoarding of the national currency and key commodities such as diamonds, gasoline and rice. The measures are expected to be endorsed by the House of Representatives today.
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July 14, 2002 | ALEXANDRA ZAVIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Kicking a soccer ball in a bustling street, 12-year-old Moses is indistinguishable from the other ragged children in this bullet-scarred capital. Little more than a year ago, the shy boy with an easy smile was part of the rebel movement that terrorized this West African nation for a decade, its fighters raping, maiming and killing adults and children even younger than Moses. Now, like thousands of others, he is back with his family, trying to reclaim a childhood torn apart by bloodshed and fear.
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