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Sierra Leone votes peacefully for leader to help war-battered nation continue recovery

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leoneans chose Saturday between keeping an incumbent president who has expanded health care and paved roads or electing an opposition candidate to lead this war-scarred nation still recovering a decade later despite its mineral riches.

The election marked the third presidential vote since the West African nation’s 11-year conflict ended in 2002, a brutal war during which rebels tortured victims and conscripted child soldiers.