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UK aid mission tested in S Leone

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The UK spent £50m in aid for the west African state of Sierra Leone last year.

Although Britain's aid contribution over the last nine years has been intended to build a stable and democratic state, Sierra Leone remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

Humphrey Hawksley reports from Sierra Leone.

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