LIBERIA: U.N. Experts Submit Recommendations On Monitoring Measures

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30 October 2001

LIBERIA: U.N. Experts Submit Recommendations On Monitoring Measures

Author: UN Wire

A U.N. panel of experts yesterday recommended installing tighter controls on Liberian "flag of convenience" shipping revenues, maintaining sanctions on conflict diamonds and an arms embargo and placing new sanctions on certain types of logging, but lifting the flight ban on Liberian-registered flights, the South African Press Association reports.

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29 October 2001

Report: Liberia Violating Sanctions

Author: Associated Press

Liberia has been using money earned from its maritime fleet to purchase weapons in violation of U.N. sanctions, a report released Monday said. A panel of U.N. experts set up to monitor Liberia's compliance with the arms embargo found that the country's U.S.-based shipping agent made four money transfers to non-governmental accounts last year, a deviance from usual company procedures. The panel's investigation traced the transfers to a company called San Air General Trading. The 130-page report detailed San Air's involvement in many arms shipments to Liberia and the use of its accounts to receive money for weapons.

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29 October 2001

UN put screws on Liberia

Author: Evelyn Leopold, South African Press Association

...Liberia is under UN Security Council sanctions...The government of President Charles Taylor was accused of supervising a major gems-for-guns operation to foment Africa's most brutal war in neighbouring Sierra Leone, which has now spread to Guinea.

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