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Photo Credit: - Photo courtesy Solomon Hunter

SAOMAN  CONTEH

News Organization: NEW TABLET

Died: 2000

Location: SIERRA LEONE

Shot May 8 in Freetown while covering demonstrations outside the home of Foday Sankoh, leader of the Revolutionary United Front. Sankoh's bodyguards fired into the crowd of demonstrators protesting the detention of United Nations soldiers by the rebels. Conteh was one of five killed. He worked for the independent weekly newspaper New Tablet.