May 8, 2000, in Freetown, Sierra LeoneConteh, a journalist with the independent weekly New Tablet, was shot dead while covering a spontaneous demonstration outside the Freetown residence of Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader Foday Sankoh.
A journalist for nearly three decades, Conteh, 48, had been working for the New Tablet since 1999.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Human Rights
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Paramilitary Group
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