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Sierra Leone: UN peacekeepers deploy deeper into rebel-held territory

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) today began deploying to the central part of the country as part of its push into rebel-held areas.

Guinea: UN agency moves over 27,000 Sierra Leoneans to safer areas

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has moved more than 27,000 Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea from high-risk border camps to safer sites further inland, a spokesman for the organization said today in Geneva.

Sierra Leonean rebel group pledges to cooperate with UN peace operation

The Sierra Leonean rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has assured a visiting top-level United Nations official of its desire to cooperate with the peacekeeping operation in the country to further the peace process.

In Sierra Leone, UN Deputy Secretary-General meets with President Kabbah

President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone has told a top-ranking United Nations official that his administration was working "extremely well" with the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and expressed his appreciation for the operation's emphasis on development.

Pakistan to contribute over 4,000 soldiers to UN mission in Sierra Leone

The Government of Pakistan has decided to deploy a brigade-size contingent of over 4,000 troops to the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), a UN spokesman announced today in New York.

Sierra Leone: Deputy Secretary-General arrives for meetings with President, UN staff

As the deployment of United Nations troops continued in Sierra Leone, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette today began a four-day trip to the country, where she is expected to meet with the nation's president and foreign minister, as well as UN staff members.