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Liberia's President Taylor, rebels, agree to truce

Liberian President Charles Taylor and rebels who have been besieging the capital Monrovia for nearly a week have accepted in principle a ceasefire accord put to them by west African mediators. A formal truce agreement could be signed by the end of the week, Ghana’s Foreign Minister Addo Akufo-Addo told reporters. “We are working towards a ceasefire,” he said after emerging from talks at the presidential palace in Monrovia with Taylor. “All the parties have decided to observe a truce so the negotiations can go well in Akosombo,” he said. Akosombo is the town in Ghana where Liberian government delegates and rebels were due Wednesday to resume peace talks that got under way briefly last week but faltered on news of the rebel offensive on Monrovia. Full Story

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