Monrovia to be 'arms-free'
The Liberian capital, Monrovia, will be cleared of weapons by Thursday, says the head of the United Nations peacekeeping team. Kenya’s General Daniel Opande said he would set up a “systematic cordon” to ensure that all sides respected Monrovia’s arms-free status. The announcement followed a meeting attended by both rebel groups and the government. Peacekeepers have brought relative stability to Monrovia since they arrived in August but skirmishing continues elsewhere in the country. The government accuses rebels of attacking them in the north-eastern Nimba county. Full Story