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Amputees a Stark Legacy of Sierra Leone's War

Sierra Leone's civil war officially ended in 2002 with landmark elections that promised a new beginning for the West African country. But many men, women and children who were left amputees after being caught up in the conflict are a visible reminder of the struggles that still lie ahead.

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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is an award-winning broadcaster from Ghana and is NPR's Africa Correspondent. She describes herself as a "jobbing journalist"—who's often on the hoof, reporting from somewhere.
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