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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sierra Leone Embargo

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council reached agreement to impose an oil, weapons and travel embargo on Sierra Leone to pressure the military junta into restoring the African country's elected government.

Council President Juan Somavia of Chile said Tuesday that the 15 members would meet Wednesday to ratify the ban formally.

The resolution, put forward by all 15 members, would reinforce the embargo imposed by the 16-nation Economic Community of West African States after a junta overthrew President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah last May.