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Donors pledged upwards of US$800 million in reconstruction aid over the next three years at the Sierra Leone Consultative Group in London on 30 November. This far exceeded the $360 mn. President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah's government was seeking. It may not be unconnected to oil hopes.

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Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, Solomon Berewa, Nigeria, Okere Adams, British, Hilary Benn, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Charles Taylor, Africa Confidential

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