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Peace monitors set for Liberia

Ceasefire monitors who will oversee the first phase of the Liberian peace accord are gathering in Ghana, ready to depart for Monrovia on Saturday. They will to map the precise locations of the various sides in the Liberian conflict and report back to West African mediators by the end of the month. The monitors will arrive in Liberia amid continuing tension despite the peace agreement signed in Ghana last week, intended to bring an end to four years of war which has spread across the region. There were chaotic scenes in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, on Thursday when thousands of Ghanaians and Liberians tried to board a ship sent by Ghana to repatriate its nationals. A West African-led peacekeeping force of at least 2,000 troops is due to oversee the Liberian peace agreement once the locations of the various fighting factions are verified. Full Story

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