Definitions for "Abidjan Peace Accord"
The Abidjan Peace Accord was a treaty signed between the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) government of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel group led by Foday Sankoh to find a resolution to the Sierra Leone Civil War. Discussions for peace began in May 1996 in the city of Yamoussoukro, and although the initial talks failed, the channels of communication had been opened. Talks continued off and on for the next six months, and on 20 November, 1996, the Abidjan Peace Accord was signed in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.