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Vol 43 No 9

Published 3rd May 2002


Liberia

UN gumshoes in Taylorland

President Charles Taylor, expecting United Nations sanctions against Liberia to be extended, despatched his skillful Foreign Minister, Monie Captan, to New York in late April to lobby the Security Council. A draft resolution prepared for the UNSC debate on 7 May is hard-hitting: it calls for Taylor's government to take urgent steps to ensure that revenues derived from its shipping register and logging industry be used for 'legitimate, social, humanitarian and development purposes'.

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