Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UNMIL, please don't leave Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf pleaded with U.S. President George Bush not to further dismantle the UN peace keeping force in her country.

From AllAfrica.com
Recently, UNMIL announced it will be maintaining more than 11,000 troops in Liberia after the troops draw-down in September 2008.

Additionally, the UN Mission in Liberia pointed out that the drawdown plan had already commenced in Grand Cape Mount County since October 2007 with the departure of the Namibian battalion.

The release noted that the remaining troops numbering more than 11,000 will stay in Liberia to continue their duties until otherwise mandated by the Security Council.

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