Sierra Leone: December 9, 1999


Two members of Doctors Without Borders were taken prisoner by the RUF (which is not abiding the terms of the peace agreement.) The other major rebel group, the AFRC, is also showing reluctance to give up their wanton ways. Banditry, rape and general mayhem are still practiced by members of both groups (which amount to over 40,000 armed men). The UN continues to try and establish a 6,000 man peacekeeping force to enforce the agreement that ended eight years of civil war.


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