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Vol 53 No 10

Published 11th May 2012


Sierra Leone

Return of the RUF

As Sierra Leone absorbs the guilty verdict on Liberian former President Charles Ghankay Taylor for ‘aiding and abetting’ Revolutionary United Front rebels, the Revolutionary United Front Party, a civilian political party formed from the RUF militia, is back and will stand in November’s elections. Analysts suspect the RUFP is a proxy for the governing All People’s Congress (APC), with the aim of upsetting campaigning by the main opposition party, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in the east, especially Kailahun district.

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