TO TOUR SIERRA LEONE
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[ May 10th 2005 ]
Award winning actress Angelina Jolie today begins
a tour of war-ravaged Sierra Leone to meet post-war
survivors and rally support from the international
community in a bid to form a special commission
whose role will include the reconciliation of
the West African nation.
Mail, Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation
Commission, set up after a brutal 10-year war
ended in 2002, has collected thousands of written
statements documenting atrocities and has held
public hearings in a bid to offer victims catharsis
through recounting their tales.
a United Nations ambassador, will meet President
Ahmed Tejah Kabbah on Wednesday to outline her
recommendations and raise awareness of the flight
of millions of refugees. "Sierra Leone is still
scarred by the war, but the people have invested
a great deal of courage and hope in the truth
and reconciliation process," Witness quoted Jolie
as saying ahead of her visit.
vital that the government acts on the (Truth and
Reconciliation Commission's) recommendations to
ensure that history will not repeat itself."