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Vol 42 No 2

Published 26th January 2001


Guinea

The war moves north

Burkina and Liberia's warlords take aim at President Conté's rickety regime

As the war slows down in Sierra Leone, it is heating up in Guinea. In essence, it's the same war. The Liberian and Burkinabè sponsors of the Revolutionary United Front are moving their forces northwards to attack eastern Guinea. After six months of fighting, they have triggered the world's worst refugee crisis. More than 250,000 refugees are trapped in the war zone around Guinea's eastern borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports.

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