Last updated: 15 november, 2010 - 13:24 GMT

Seeking forgiveness

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In 1998, Tombudu town in Sierra Leone's diamond-rich Kono district, was the scene of multiple atrocities where people were raped, shot, amputated and burnt alive.

The rebel junta AFRC had lost grip on power and a military commander called Colonel Savage but also known as Mr Die, gave orders for the atrocities to be committed.

Now, eight years after the end of the war, he has returned to Tombudu to apologise.

His return was facilitated by the local non-governmental reconciliation agency, Fambul Tok.

BBC Network Africa's Lansana Fofana witnessed his return.

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