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Solomon Warlord Urged to Surrender

New Zealand and Australia have warned Solomon Islands warlord Harold Keke to surrender or they will send troops to hunt him out. The warning follows the endorsement Monday by the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum of a plan to send a multinational peacekeeping force to the Solomons to restore law and order. Keke is thought to be holed up in the remote Weather Coast region of the Solomon Islands where he is allegedly responsible for up to 50 deaths since emerging three years ago as an ethnic warlord. The Australian-led peacekeeping force is likely to arrive in the Solomon Islands by the end of this month, once a formal government request for intervention — expected by the end of this week — is delivered. Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer delivered a blunt message to Keke during a media conference Monday. “Harold Keke and his people would be well advised to turn themselves in and follow the normal course of justice in Honiara (the Solomons capital),” Downer told reporters. Full Story

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