Sierra Leone bids farewell to peacemaker president

March 23, 2014 7:15 PM

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Freetown — Thousands of Sierra Leoneans gathered under a tropical sun in Freetown's national stadium on Sunday to pay their last respects to celebrated former president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

Widely credited with returning peace to the shattered west African nation after years of brutal civil war, Kabbah died at home in Freetown after a long illness on March 13, aged 82.

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