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Vol 37 No 24

Published 29th November 1996

Sierra Leone

Sankoh signs up

Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front has been badly damaged, with 'spontaneous demobilisations' in the east. So it was expected to sign the draft Peace Agreement in Abidjan on 29 November with President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah's Sierra Leone People' s Party coalition government. The RUF will gain little by staying in the bush. A peace accord would kick-start more reconstruction funding, before a World Bank donor conference early in 1997, and further government initiatives.

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