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Leone junta leader may be dead

Sierra Leone’s former military leader, Johnny Paul Koroma, has been killed in neighbouring Liberia, believes the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. Chief investigator Alan White says he has credible information that Mr Koroma had been killed. Mr White said he had passed on the information to Mr Koroma’s wife, Makuta, who said she was “shocked to hear of her husband’s death” from him. Speaking to journalists, Makuta Koroma said she had been told her husband was reportedly killed in Liberia’s Lofa County two weeks ago. The BBC’s Lansana Fofana in Sierra Leone says there is no independent confirmation of the death and it is impossible for him to verify from Sierra Leone. Full Story

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