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18,000 soldiers to be demobilised

Meanwhile, about two thirds of the 18,000 soldiers to be demobilised have received financial incentives to leave the army, as part of a programme initiated with French and European Union assistance, and another 750 soldiers have been successfully demobilised since June 1998, the report added. However, those being demobilised were finding it difficult to get
employment because of their low qualifications, unadapted skills and the state of the economy, it said. The social reintegration of demobilised soldiers remained a priority for the country, the report said.

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