Guinea 'Arms Liberian Rebels'
United Nations officials overseeing sanctions against Liberia have accused Guinea – a member of the UN Security Council – of supplying weapons to Liberian rebels. Human rights groups argue that this illustrates the regional dimension of the conflict in West Africa and the need for the Security Council to consider extending its arms embargo to Liberia’s neighbouring countries. The Security Council is expected to extend the arms ban on Liberia for a further 12 months later on Tuesday. Security Council members have been presented with a report that portrays the West African region containing Liberia and surrounding countries as an unstable and dangerous area where groups of young men have become accustomed to a life of chaos, banditry and lawlessness. Full Story