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Liberia

16 January 2006

East African (Nairobi)

More than two years after the official end of Liberia's civil war, its weapons are still fuelling instability. The new Liberian national police, often aided by peacekeepers from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), sweep through Monrovia neighbourhoods or descend on villages to seize arms. So far, there is no serious threat of armed criminal activity or a resumption of political violence, given the "overwhelming dominance" of the peacekeeping mission, acknowledges... (GunPolicy.org)

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