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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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An election foretold

Conté's support for Freetown's elected president Ahmed Tejan Kabbah has been met with revenge attacks by rebels from Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front one of which killed ten people and burned 100 houses in Faranah region in early November...


My Arabism tired me out

For example in Sierra Leone at Revolutionary United Front leader Foday Sankoh’s treason trial at the High Court in Freetown the prosecution presented papers showing that Libya had helped fund the rebel war and given military training to rebels from several West African states...


Rebels and revenge

The RUF has pledged to step up ‘Operation Spare No Soul' - its revenge attacks on civilian and military targets - unless its founder Corporal Foday Sankoh is released...


Jump or be pushed

Amid dealing with their local coup plotters General Sani Abacha and Ikimi were infuriated to hear Koroma say in his year's-end broadcast that the 22 April handover date would not be met unless: the Revolutionary United Front leader Corporal Foday Sankoh was released from custody in Nigeria; the number of Nigerian troops in the Ecowas peacekeeping force (Ecomog) was sharply reduced; and the national Sierra Leonean army controlled the disarmament process...


Cracking Koroma

Then Tejan Kabbah is to be reinstalled as part of an 'all- inclusive power-sharing' government which would recognise the continuing role of Foday Sankoh as the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) leader...

More generally Koroma says he will reject the plan if Foday Sankoh currently held in Abuja Nigeria is not allowed to return to Sierra Leone...


Taylor's stitches

Taylor also intended to ask Abuja to release his old ally Foday Sankoh of the Revolutionary United Front (now by a twist of fate allied with Kabbah)...


Less than economic

They were anyway sure to be refused admission and may have worried about RUF leader Foday Sankoh who visited Nigeria in 1996 and is still under house arrest there well clear of the summit...


Blood under the bridge

Nigeria is detaining ex-Corporal Foday Sankoh leader of the Revolutionary United Front and an ally of the new largely unrecognised junta of Johnny Paul Koroma...


Koroma's coup

Nationalist appeals helped win over the Sierra Leone Army (SLA) which was also bolstered by battle-hardened fighters from Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and the United Liberation Movement of Liberia (Ulimo-J)...


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