oa Focus on Arms in Africa - Liberia's DDR programme : an unfinished story
When Charles Taylor boarded a Nigerian chartered airplane to exile, many Liberians rejoiced in anticipation of peace. The events of 11 August 2003 that culminated in Taylor formally handing over power to Moses Blah brought new challenges of peace-building. These included :
- The removal of arms from belligerents
- Restoration of law and order
- Security sector reform
- Rehabilitation of infrastructure
- Revival of economic activity
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