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Vol 40 No 6

Published 19th March 1999

Sierra Leone

Leaving for Lomé

Foreign pressure is growing for President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to start substantive negotiations with the Revolutionary United Front. Even Kabbah’s closest backers question his grip over the mainly SLPP (Sierra Leone People’s Party) cabinet – let alone his ability to reunite and stabilise the country, after the RUF’s new year massacres in Freetown. The probable venue for the talks is Lomé where Togolese President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, as current Chairman of the Economic Community for West African States (Ecowas), would preside.

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