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Vol 44 No 14

Published 11th July 2003


Diplomacy central

President Kufuor's government is reaping new benefits from its regional security role

Accra has become the centre for the inchoate efforts to end Liberia's civil war after weeks of hosting inconclusive peace talks and now, planeloads of foreign military planners. President John Kufuor's government is determined to turn this role (which might help the United States out of a difficult diplomatic if not military predicament) to its advantage. This was the point that Kufuor was meant to convey when he met President George W. Bush, along with six other West African leaders, in Dakar on 8 July.

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