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Ghana,West Africa

31 August 2006

Toronto Star (Ontario)

ACCRA, Ghana — Cash payments to ex-soldiers and rebels who turn in weapons have come under attack at a conference examining the disarmament and rehabilitation process for former combatants in western Africa. "People know if they keep turning in weapons, they'll keep getting cash … There are some people who make a business out of this," said Jeffrey Isima, a researcher at the U.K.-based Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform. Paying soldiers to put... (

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