New York Daily News, Sep. 15, 2002

There came the brides – all 250 of them.

And if some didn’t look ecstatic at the prospect of starting married life, it may be because many of the couples who tied the knot in New York’s Manhattan Center yesterday had only just met.

“I feel good,” said Aissatou Fofana, 41, the corners of her lips quivering as she flashed a nervous smile.

A native of South Brunswick, N.J., Fofana wed Sheku Kabbah, the brother of Sierra Leone President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, with whom she has been acquainted for five years.

But the fact they knew each other was not the only thing that set them apart from other pairs mass-married by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the

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