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Momodou



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Posted - 13 Jul 2013 :  12:14:22  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
A story from AP Mobile:

Rebels free 9 hostages in southern Senegal

ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (AP) - An official in southern Senegal says rebels have freed nine employees of a South African bomb disposal company who were taken hostage in May. Cheikh Tidiane Dieng, governor of the Ziguinchor region, says the employees were released Friday afternoon at a location along the border between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. He says they will be transferred to Senegal in a ceremony...

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Senegal rebels free de-mining hostages in Casamance

BBC: 12 July 2013


Nine Senegalese de-mining experts taken hostage in May have been freed by separatist rebels in southern Senegal.

They were released to officials in neighbouring Guinea-Bissau and will be handed over to Senegalese authorities on Saturday.

They were clearing mines for a South African firm which began working in Casamance in August 2012.

Separatist rebels have been fighting for independence for the province of Casamance since 1982.

The government and rebels signed a peace pact at the end of 2004, raising hopes for reconciliation in Casamance, which borders The Gambia to the north and Guinea-Bissau to the south.....


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