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August 18, 2003

A New Hope? Part Deux UPDATE

Things in Liberia are lookin' good

"We expect the agreement to be signed at 6 PM (1800 GMT)," said Sunny Ugoh, a spokesman for the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), which is brokering the peace talks.

A breakthrough was achieved on Sunday, when the country's main rebel group dropped its demand for the vice-presidency in a new government.

West African mediators had threatened to call off the talks in Ghana unless the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd) gave in.

The second rebel group, the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (Model) has also backed the deal, Mr Chambas says.

The negotiations are designed to set up a transitional government that will take over in October and lead the country to democratic elections in two years' time.

We'll have to look at Algeria or Nigeria next...

Posted by at August 18, 2003 05:13 PM

Faults are thick where love is thin...

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