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UN warns of more Liberia violence

Liberia could experience an escalation of fighting in the coming weeks, says the United Nations special envoy to Liberia, Jacques Klein. Some 3,500 UN troops are already deployed in the capital, Monrovia, but Mr Klein said the force was not yet sufficient to bring stability and disarm some 30,000 rebels. He also rejected claims by Liberia’s interim President Moses Blah, that UN troops failed to prevent Wednesday’s gun-battle between rebels and government forces in Monrovia in which at least three people were killed. “I think that President Blah doesn’t know what he is talking about,” Mr Klein told BBC’s Network Africa programme, adding that the peacekeepers had, in fact, managed to turn back most of the heavily armed rebel convoy. Full Story

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