`Definitive ceasefire' for Sierra Leone
Wednesday 24 April 1996
Yamoussoukro - The Sierra Leone government and its rebel foes said they had agreed a ceasefire after five years of civil war. Ivory Coast's President Henri Konan Bedie, who brokered peace talks between Sierra Leone's new civilian President, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, and the rebel leader Foday Sankoh, said the agreement was the "definitive ceasefire" in a war that has devastated the West African country. Reuter
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