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U.N. extends Sierra Leone mission

The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the mandate of the U.N. peacebuilding mission in Sierra Leone, a country outgoing Secretary-General Kofi Annan called a success story. A U.N. peacekeeping force helped put Sierra Leone back on the path to peace after a bloody 11-year civil war, which ended in 2002. Poverty continues to plague the country, which has one of the world’s lowest life expectancy and literacy rates. Full Story

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