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Liberia determined to stay out of Sierra Leone fighting

Liberia has reiterated its determination to stay out of Sierra Leone’s civil war, Star Radio reported yesterday. The radio quoted two presidential advisers as saying yesterday that the recent border closure with Sierra Leone was a precautionary move. Speaking at the Executive Mansion, official home of the Liberian president, National Security Adviser Tambakai Jangaba denied rumours that the measure was a precursor to an invasion of Sierra Leone. The presidential aide on political and domestic affairs, Lewis Brown, said Sierra Leonean refugees in border areas would be moved at least 50 km further inland for their safety.

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