Sierra Leone’s stability gives former child soldiers chance at redemption

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Sierra Leone is well on the path of recovery from the devastating two-year Ebola outbreak that ravaged the country, but it has a legacy of conflict that stretches back far longer than the virus.

The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) began a civil war in 1991, a war that would drag on for 11 years.

The civil war killed at least 70,000 people and displaced millions others.

20,000 children were recruited into the warring factions, some forcibly, to fight soldiers.

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