Disarmament: Abidjan Peace Agreement
The disarmament of combatants will be effected upon their entry into the designated assembly zones, and demobilization and reintegration as soon as practicable thereafter. The upkeep and welfare of the encamped combatants shall be the primary responsibility of the Government of Sierra Leone in conjunction with the Commission for the Consolidation of Peace, assisted by the international community.
In 1997, Major Johnny Paul Koroma and his soldiers formed an alliance with RUF troops and toppled Sierra Leone's government. President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah fled into Guinea.3
- 3. "Sierra Leone coup leader claims power," The Independent (London), May 26, 1997, 13.
In 1998, the former government ousted the RUF/AFRC government. RUF and the former government returned to full scale civil war in 1998.4
Coding for this case ceased on December 31, 1998.