Soldiers from Ghana and Guinea joined a West African peacekeeping force on the streets of Freetown, the capital, increasing the pressure on mutinous soldiers to end their nearly week-old violent coup. Nigerian troops sent to support forces loyal to the government stepped up their presence, protecting a bridge that leads to a waterfront hotel where U.S. military helicopters landed Friday to evacuate hundreds of foreigners. Nigeria has said it will use force to overturn the coup if diplomatic efforts fail.
Neighboring Nations Press for Coup’s End
From Times Wire Reports