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Diplomatic efforts to end war

Foreign Ministers of Togo and Cote d’Ivoire, Joseph Koffigoh and Amara Essy, have said that rebel leader Foday Sankoh is alive and well, AFP reported today. The ministers told AFP in the Guinean capital Conakry that in a three-hour meeting with Sankoh today at an undisclosed location in the city he called for a political solution to the crisis in his country and expressed “willingness for peace”. Sankoh has called for a ceasefire but his own army commander, Sam Bockarie, has rejected this unless he gets his orders in person.

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