Lucrative criminal industries on the coast of Sierra Leone are being smashed by the country’s burgeoning army, thanks to support from British personnel. Report by Joe Clapson.
Six years ago, Sierra Leone was a failing state receiving assistance from 10,000 United Nations troops. Now, with the republic’s growing stability and the assistance of British military mentors, its armed forces could soon be part of a UN force helping to keep the peace in Sudan.
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Sierra Leonean army comes of age under British direction