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Liberian Rebels Suspend Cooperation with Govt

Liberia’s biggest rebel faction said late on Friday it would stop cooperating with the government because of a spat over a key ministerial position, casting a pall over the country’s revamped disarmament process. Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) said they had given interim leader Gyude Bryant 24 hours to sack the country’s finance minister, whom they accuse of sidelining them in political decisions, but he had failed to do so. “After the 24-hour ultimatum ended we today received a letter from Chairman Bryant informing us that he cannot honor our request,” LURD spokesman Charles Bennie told reporters. “As of now we are going to suspend all forms of cooperation with this government until Bryant is prepared to listen to us.” Full Story

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