Salif Sadio

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Hardline Chief  - Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance

Hardline Leader  - Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance

Head  - Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance

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The Community of Sant'Egidio expresses its deep satisfaction at the recent statements made by head of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) Salif Sadio, who said he would respect the agreement signed on 22 February 2014 at Sant'Egidio, relating to "mutual confidence measures" that commit the parties to
"engage in conduct that could help the negotiations for the return of peace in Casamance and reduce the suffering of the people". Sadio said he had imposed on his fighters a "unilateral ceasefire", as implementation of the commitments made.

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Mines laid by the rebels were hampering the offensive against fighters led by Salif Sadio, a hardline chief of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), who has refused to negotiate peace with Senegal's government.Sadio's guerrillas, who have fought a low-intensity war for years seeking independence for Senegal's south Casamance region, have crossed into Guinea Bissau after being attacked six days ago by rival MFDC factions and the Guinea Bissau army.

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Salif Sadio, a hardline leader of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), had fled to Guinea Bissau after coming under attack from rival rebel factions at home.The fighting in April, when Sadio was pushed back into Senegal, was the heaviest for years.His forces laid landmines to stave off artillery and infantry attacks by Guinea Bissau's army, forced more than 5,000 people from their homes, aid workers said at the time.

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