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Sierra Leone

Foday Saybana Sankoh

Date of Birth: 17 October 1937
Place of Birth: Masang Mayoso, Tonkolili District, northern Sierra Leone
Died: 29 July 2003


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Reverse roles

In the meantime the real alarms are sounding in Sierra Leone where President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah looks likely to lose his tenuous grip on power once more giving way to a Foday Sankoh presidency underwritten by neighbouring President Charles Taylor in Liberia...


Postponing the new order

Nearly five months after the signing of the Lomé peace accord between President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah's government and Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front none of the agreed 6 000 UN peacekeepers have been deployed; and Sankoh's rebels still control Sierra Leone's main diamond fields shipping the proceeds to Liberia...


The blue helmets return

Pushing Sankoh and co The job now is to put pressure on Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front and on his sponsors presidents Charles Taylor in Liberia and Blaise Compaoré in Burkina Faso to comply with the peace accord...


Whodunit?

At the same time and even more profitably Compaoré and Taylor went to war in Sierra Leone training and arming Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front...


Problematic peace

This is when the Revolutionary United Front leader Corporal Foday Sankoh and his allies are to arrive in Freetown to take up government jobs alongside President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and the RUF soldiers have to hand over their guns to the international peacekeepers...


Tougher talk

Many OAU delegates were appalled at Eyadéma's bringing Revolutionary United Front leader Corporal Foday Sankoh to Algiers with the Togolese delegation...


A deal in Lomé

Sierra Leoneans reacted with a mix of relief and scepticism following the signing of the Lomé peace deal on 7 July which brings Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front into a power-sharing arrangement with President Tejan Kabbah's government...


Forced to talk

Weaknesses on both sides may just offer a chance of serious negotiations on power-sharing and amnesty (AC Vol 40 No 6 Leaving for Lomé) as talks between President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and Corporal Foday Sankoh's teams opened in Lomé on 25 May...


Leaving for Lomé

Agreeing on logistics particularly the status of detained and condemned RUF leader Corporal Foday Sankoh has taken weeks of detailed discussions...


No surrender, no deal

‘No surrender no negotiations’ is the view on the Freetown streets even among those who a month ago were pushing for a dialogue with RUF leaders and a pardon for leader Foday Sankoh who was convicted of treason in October and is now held under Nigerian guard in Conakry Guinea...


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