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Sierra Leonean army comes of age under British direction

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Six years ago, Sierra Leone was a failing state receiving assistance from 10,000 United Nations troops. Now, with the republic's growing stability and the assistance of British military mentors, its armed forces could soon be part of a UN force helping to keep the peace in Sudan. Report by Joe Clapson.