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Vol 40 No 3

Published 5th February 1999


Frequent flyers

The frequent visits of convicted fraudster Nico Shefer and Fred Rundle, former Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging spokesman, to President Charles Taylor in Monrovia have attracted the attention of officials monitoring the United Nations arms embargo against the rebel Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone. American, Ghanaian and Nigerian officials have all accused Taylor of training and supplying arms to the RUF, and on 30 January Nigerian Foreign Minister Ignatius Olisimeka announced that a regional policy 'to contain Taylor' was being drafted.

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