African Union envoy expected in Monrovia Friday

Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- African Union's recently appointed envoy ton Liberia Momodou Lamine Sedat Jobe of Gambia is expected in Monrovia Friday to assess the situation in the country.
Liberian foreign minister Monie Captan told PANA in Monrovia that Jobe will thereafter make recommendations to the OAU/AU secretary general Amara Essy on how to improve conditions in the country.
The former Gambian foreign minister's task is also to lower tension between Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, who belong to the Mano River Union (MRU).
Jobe's visit comes amid an escalation of fighting between government troops and dissidents in north-western Liberia.
During the seven-year Liberian civil war, which started in December 1989, the Organisation of African Unity had appointed former Zimbabwean President Canaan Banana, as its special envoy to work with ECOWAS in bringing peace to war-torn Liberia.

21 february 2002 16:18:00

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