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Africa

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Pelling Andrew Pelling Independent, Croydon Central 4:13 pm, 30th March 2009

I was pleased that the right hon. Gentleman mentioned Sierra Leone. It is a rather poor nation, unfortunately not as blessed with resources as others. To what extent should we be concerned about the recent conflict between the All People's Congress and the Sierra Leone People's Party supporters in Freetown? In such circumstances, to what extent is the responsibility on us as the former colonial power or, as he suggested earlier, on other African nations to provide support for democracy in that country?

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