Rebel soldiers free one journalist

Former military junta soldiers released a journalist and one other hostage on the night of Thursday, August 6. The two freed hostages were among 40 people kidnapped near the capital, Freetown, on Wednesday.

The journalist, local Reuters reporter Christo Johnson, later told the BBC that the soldiers said they would free the remaining hostages once their demands for food, medicine and greater recognition under the Lome peace agreement were met.

Three other journalists remain in captivity.

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