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Arms to Africa row Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 14:54 GMT 15:54 UK
Foreign Office accused of 'total failure'
The arms-to-Africa row has re-surfaced with MPs claiming the Foreign Office totally failed in its handling of the affair.

Officials 'set-up' over arms-to-Africa
Foreign Office officials have told MPs investigating the arms-to-Africa affair have they were "set-up" by mercenary boss Tim Spicer.

Spicer calls Sierra Leone affair 'ethical'
The head of the mercenary firm at the centre of the arms-to-Africa row has described his conduct as "ethical".

Ministers cleared of arms-to-Africa charges
The government has been cleared of any scandal in the arms-to-Africa affair but there will be "sweeping changes at the Foreign Office".

Arms-to-Africa: the repercussions
BBC Political Correspondent Nicholas Jones looks at the fall out from the arms-to-Africa affair.



Cook wants no 'scapegoats' over arms-to-Africa
The foreign secretary has told MPs no further action should be taken against officials in the wake of the report into the arms-to-Sierra Leone affair.




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