Sierra Leone

Jennifer Glasse reports from Sierra Leone on the difficulty of building a new army after a decade of war. The conflict appears to be ending since a peace accord was signed last month. Most soldiers defected to the rebel forces during the war, and now the government is beginning to train new officers and find new recruits. It's a big challenge.



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