Sierra Leone: May 16, 2001


Three days of peace talks in the capital with the RUF have succeeded, with the RUF agreeing to disarm. Rebels will then spend four weeks in demobilization camps and then allowed to "rejoin civil society." RUF has been increasingly been attacked by the Sierra Leone army, pro-government Kamajor militiamen, Guinean, UN and British troops. Most of the UN peacekeeping force of 12,000 troops has arrived and this has been a major factor in getting the RUF to disarm. 


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