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Liberia Needs More Help to Rebuild After War -UN

U.N. peacekeepers have made good progress stabilizing Liberia after years of war but the country needs more international help to rebuild its shattered economy and create jobs, U.N. officials said on Wednesday. A year after the peacekeeping mission’s launch, 14,665 U.N. troops and 1,090 U.N. police officers have been deployed across the country and Liberia is calm, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report to the Security Council. But without economic recovery, “the prospects for sustaining the peace process in the long term will remain very fragile,” Annan said. Full Story

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