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Vol 40 No 3

Published 5th February 1999

Guinea Bissau

Treaty testing

As regional diplomats struggled to negotiate a truce on 3 February, the French-backed peacekeeping initiative, Renforcement des Capacités Africaines en Maintien de la Paix (RECAMP), was at risk of failing its first big test. The French naval transport Siroco left Dakar on 31 January, carrying 292 soldiers, half from Benin, half from Niger, to Guinea-Bissau as part of the West African Peacekeeping force (Ecomog) operation.

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